21 Aug 2015

August 21, 2015

    Tuesday August 18, 2015--Bluebird in the afternoon.

    Satellite image from 07:30 hours Tuesday morning.

    Wednesday August 19, 2015--another awesome day in the mountains.

    Satellite image early Wednesday morning.

    Thursday, image from same time as image below.

    Thursday morning, August 20 Th at 10:30 am.

    Looking Northwest Thursday afternoon.

Weather Observations for August 21, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters       +3, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters       +5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1650 meters       +5, Relative Humidity 95%
  660 meters      +11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +23. Trace of precip recorded at 660M

   As of 07:00 Hours this am we have mostly cloudy skies and unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from Friday morning. Should be mostly sunny later this morning.

For the forecast, a weak shortwave upper trough will move through our zone today in an upper level Northwest flow with mostly cloudy skies this morning and sunny breaks later in the day. A weak upper level ridge will move in on Saturday with a weak offshore flow and warmer temperatures. The ridge will shift inland on Sunday with low level onshore flow bringing slightly cooler temperatures along the coast. An upper trough will be over the Eastern Pacific most of next week with Southwest flow aloft  and low level onshore flow bringing mostly sunny skies into Tuesday. Unsettled conditions may return on Wednesday but more on that in Mondays post.

    A mix of sun and cloud today.

    Northwest flow aloft for today.

    Ridge builds in again for Saturday with warmer temperatures.

    High pressure Saturday with some onshore flow.

    Looks sunny from Monday into Tuesday, clouds moving in Tuesday evening.

Video Friday's:

Winning run at Whistler Joyride 2015: Brandon Semenuk

New world record cliff jump: Redbull

Backflip into the Powder: Treble Cone, New Zealand

Microburst (rainbomb): Arizona


Harnessing the Butterfly effect: Science Daily

Tantalus Range Conditions: ACMG Report

How to practise your avalanche transceiver skills: Transworld Snowboarding

Farmers almanac predicts a brutal winter--frigid temperatures and lots of snow: Concord, NH

El Nino unlikely to solve California Draught: 50\50 Chance

July 2015 was the hottest month on modern record: CBC News

Bruce Temper announces his retirement as director of the UAC: But is he really retiring?

    No smoke in the Meager Mountain area Monday August 17 Th.

    Dusk Tuesday night at 1835 meters.

    Powder Mountain, Wednesday August 19, 2015.

    Shale Slope on Whistler Mountain. Wednesday August 19 Th.

    Clouds moved in Thursday morning.

    Cool clouds Thursday afternoon August 20, 2015.

    Young Black bear enjoying some berries.

    Female grouse and 1 of 4 poults well above the tree line on Whistler Mountain.

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