18 May 2014

May 18, 2014

    Fort Ross ocean front, near Jenner California. May 17, 2014.

    Russians landed here in 1812 while hunting Sea Otters.

    Basking seals at the mouth of the Russian River, California.

    Lower Mainline is more suited to grazing than skiing.

    High cloud this morning, May 18, 2014.

Weather observations for May 18, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters       -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1860 meters        0, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the WSW
1550 meters      +4, No new snow, Base
  660 meters      +8, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +17

For the forecast, the weak upper level low will bring another unsettled day with the chance of showers. This evening there is a good possibility for light rain, as the air mass becomes more unstable into tomorrow morning. Monday afternoon is looking unsettled as a flat upper level ridge begins to build, Tuesday is looking drier than Monday. Another frontal band will likely arrive for Wednesday. Freezing levels today will rise to 2700 meters, dropping again tonight to 2100 meters.Tomorrow the freezing levels will rise again to 3000 meters.

    As of 08:00 hrs in the alpine we have overcast skies and variable visibility.

   Satellite image from this morning, still lots of cloud in our area.

    GFS model showing the low slowly moving to the Southeast.

    Image from yesterday afternoon.

    Big picture from yesterday.

Everest Avalanche: How did it happen?: Mark Horrell

Dangerous avalanche conditions in the North Cascades: Avalanche Warning

Insane Urban Downhill Race: Chile

Nasty Tumble through the rocks: Verbier Extreme

    Golf course in a Red Wood Forest.

    Not the biggest Red Woods but pretty impressive, no lobbing over these babies.

    No ski shops in this part of the world!!

   No snow in these hills, just lots of grapes.

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