28 Aug 2015

August 28, 2015

    Tuesday August 25, 2015. Another awesome day. Full moon is this Saturday but we will not see it.

    Satellite image from Thursday.
    Yesterday morning at around 08:00 hours.

    Satellite image from yesterday.

    Big picture from yesterday. Lots of moisture coming our way.

    Clouds were thickening late yesterday afternoon.

Weather Observations for August 28, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters       +6, Winds were 25-50 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters       +8, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters       +9, Relative Humidity 98%
  660 meters     +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +26.8, trace of rain recorded at 660M.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.

    This mornings satellite image.

For the forecast, a series of Pacific Fronts (October Like) will impact the region this weekend with below average temperatures and above average rainfall. For today the Southwest flow will bring steady moderate rainfall with a possible lull later today with the flow becoming light Northerly. Saturday will see a more intense front with heavy rain and strong winds. There is even a chance of some snowfall at the upper elevations as the freezing level may drop to 2000 meters. This front will flow into Sunday morning with a lull expected Sunday afternoon. Another strong front will move onshore for Monday easing off by Tuesday. As of now Wednesday is looking unsettled but more on that in Mondays post. The freezing level Tuesday night may dip down to 1800 meters.

     May get a break by this afternoon.

    Moderate rainfall amounts today with heavy rainfall coming this weekend.

    Intense front arriving Saturday.

   Low will be sending a series of fronts into our area until Wednesday.


Kayak Carnage: Vimeo

Collier Peak, Alberta: Summer pow in Canada

Very large iceberg breaking near Ilulissat: Greenland

Water Skiing behind a snowmobile: You Tube


Spring could be coming early to New Zealand: Wet Snow Avalanches

Avalanche on the north side of Couloir du Gouter: Chamonix

Common Ski Injuries: How to protect the knees and back

Could climate change kill the Christmas Movie: Hollywood

What is actually happening at lunar Perigee: Super Moon August 29, 2015

    Very successful sailing regatta last weekend. Great weather and consistent wind.

    Was looking very dry in the mountains until today.

    Recent shot of Horstman glacier. Those crevasses are getting bigger.

    High cloud yesterday morning.

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