9 Oct 2015

October 9, 2015

    Sunrise Monday October 5, 2015.

    Sunset Monday evening.

    Sunrise over Mount Weart Tuesday morning.

    Upper Pemberton Meadows Tuesday.

    Looking up the Upper Lillooet River Valley Wednesday morning.

    Wet on Wednesday with 5.9mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Drier Thursday but many low level clouds, and high cloud. Trace of rain at 660 meters.

    Looking towards Whistler Valley Thursday morning.

    Image from Thursday morning.

    Big picture Thursday morning.

Weather Observations for October 9, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     +4, Winds were 40-65 KPH from the S
1835 meters     +8, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the SE
1650 meters     +9, Relative Humidity 75%
  660 meters     +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.Trace of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    As of 07:30 hours this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility. Some fog in the valley.

    Image from this morning, will see high cloud increase as the day progresses.

For the forecast, a series of frontal waves will move through our zone into Monday. Southwest flow aloft will bring light rain to the area this morning as a slow weak warm front pushes onto the coast from the deep upper low in the Gulf of Alaska. Light rain this afternoon becoming moderate by tonight. A stronger front will move through Saturday into Saturday night. Sunday will see some weak ridging with unsettled conditions before the third front moves onshore Monday. As of now a high pressure is expected to build for Tuesday into Thursday of next week. More on that in Mondays post. Luckily the remnants of Oho are affecting the North and Central coast.

    Image from Tuesday, remnants of tropical storm Niala and Hurricane Oho heading our way.

    Most of the moisture is tracking towards the North and Central Coast. Image from Wednesday.

    Most of the moisture is North of our zone.

    Light Rain will reach the area by this afternoon.

    Moderate rain expected tonight into Saturday afternoon.

    Surface high will bring unsettled weather for Sunday.

    Another frontal band for Monday shifting East by the evening.

    High pressure strengthens slightly on Wednesday.

Video Fridays:

One of those F moments: James Heim

Cable grind on Ski Lift in Chile: Crazy Karl

El Nino and why we cannot predict weather: PBS Studios


Fall Avalanche Safety Workshops in the Western US: OffPiste

Are avalanches an inherent risk in Skiing? : Kim Kircher blog

Marker King Pin Binding: Review

Ski Patrol test new snow on Silverton Mountain: Colorado

Why take Avy Two: BackcountryMagazine

Ecuador's Cotopaxi Volcano erupts: October 8, 2015

    Looking over the Pemberton Ice Cap Monday morning.

    Still some new snow at the higher North facing elevations.

    Wedge Mountain Tuesday morning, October 6, 2015.

    Wednesday morning prior to the light rain beginning around noon.

    A wee dusting of fresh on Armchair Thursday morning, October 8, 2015.

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