8 May 2013

May 8, 2013

A little glaze at 09:00 yesterday morning.

Another very warm day, May 7, 2013.

Some activity on Fissile, but still just surface slides.

At 2240 meters the temperature was +6, winds were 10-15 KPH from the S. At 1550 meters the temperature was +8, no new snow and the base is shrinking, 163 cm there. In the valley it was +6. Observations taken at 07:00 Hrs this AM. Maximum temperature in the valley yesterday was + 27, at 2240 meters the max temp was +15, and at 1550 meters it was +18 yesterday late in the day.

For the forecast we can expect more sun with slightly warmer temperatures today and Friday. Possibility of some clouds entering our area by Friday but unlikely. Saturday will bring a change in the weather with  the leading edge of a frontal system bringing cloud during the day and light rain for Saturday evening, light rain can be expected early Sunday morning and during the day. Guesstimate of 10-20 mm of precipitation by Monday night. Freezing levels will be 3000 meters on Saturday and progressively dropping to 1700 meters by Monday evening. An upper level trough is expected for Monday with some showers. Tuesday looks like another upper ridge will build later in the day.

Pay attention to all the signs, there are many on the mountain, stop and be sure of where you are going.

French resort numbers for the winter: 57.5 million Visits

Winter arrives at Mt Hutt: New Zealand

Avalanche Advisory from Norway: VARSOM.NO

Another Airbag device on the market, UBAK: Gizmag

Kiwi saves climbing mate after Himalayan avalanche: The New Zealand Herald

Decline in snow cover, spells trouble for many plants, animals: Science Daily

Cornice release on Stupid West, occurred after closing on May 6, 2013. Car size block, only entrained some surface snow.

Another issue this time of the year is rock fall, here is a fairly large rock that came out of the Curl.

Satellite picture from yesterday morning, the stratus marine cloud engulfing the coast.

Then ridge had pushed some of it away by the end of the day.

Plowing the road to the top of Whistler.

Continuous erosion on Lower Blue Line.

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