11 May 2016

May 11, 2016

    Avalanche kills a Shepherd in Northeast Georgia, story in article section.                           Net Pic

    Groomers have been doing a great job considering how warm it has been. Tuesday May 10, 2016.

    Nice spring conditions in the morning.

    Looking Southwest in the morning.

    A few clouds to the Northwest.

    Some nice off piste corn in the alpine Tuesday afternoon.

    Glide cracks are getting wider.

    By 19:30 Hours the clouds were moving in.

Weather Observations for May 11, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +1, Winds were  30-40 KPH S   --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +3, Winds were  15-25 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters    +6, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 155 cm Base, RH 60%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +21.7. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a weak upper trough will be moving to the East of our zone today for mostly overcast conditions with the chance of some isolated showers.  By this evening we will likely be into some light rain showers, but it really depends on how the trough tracks to the Southeast. The FL will remain high in the 2500 meter range in a Westerly flow aloft. Sunny skies can be expected for Thursday morning as the ridge strengthens, cloud development in the afternoon with warmer temperatures. Unsettled for Friday with a mix of sun and cloud and even warmer temperatures (FL 3000 Meters). Still a chance of some intermittent showers on Saturday but it is beginning to look drier during the day with light precipitation in the evening.  Sunday evening may be wet as well. Unsettled conditions will continue into the weekend with above normal temperatures.

    A mix of sun and cloud for today. Chance of some showers.

   We are on the edge of the trough today.

    A mix bag for Thursday as well, could be sunnier in the morning.

    Looking sunnier on Friday.

    500 MB Height + Precipitation into the weekend.

    Flow switching from Northerly to Westerly.


Avalanche kills a Shepherd in Northeast Georgia:  Tusheti

Everest Climbers caught in an avalanche: The Himalayan

How will Social Media shape Avalanche Forecasting: Backcountry Magazine

Best Avalanche Probes of the season according to: Mountain Weekly News

Footage of Small Avalanche on Ben Nevis: May 8, 2016

Pacific Ocean swallows villages and 5 Solomon Islands--Climate Change!!: Washington Post

    07:45 Tuesday morning. Some stratus cloud on the coast.

    8 Hours later Tuesday afternoon.

    15:45 Hours.

    Mount Garibaldi in the background.

    Big air at Lemmings Leap.

    Park was going off as well!!

    Nice looking corn on some of the local glaciers.

    DNA Cloud!

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