16 May 2016

May 16, 2016

   An unsettled day Sunday May 15, 2016. Lots of cloud with some nice sunny breaks.

    Dry day with temperatures reaching +10 in the alpine.

    There was some convective cloud development during the day.

    The peaks were collecting the clouds.

    Overlord and Fissile.

    Black Tusk becoming engulfed in cloud.

    South Side of Blackcomb Sunday evening.

    By 21:00 Hours dark clouds moved into the zone.

Weather Observations for May 16, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +2, Winds were  10-20 KPH W     --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +4, Winds were      0-5 KPH SSW--Rendevous
1550 meters    +5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 137 cm Base, RH 91%  --Catskinner
  660 meters  +11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.6. trace of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, overcast skies this morning with a valley cloud layer and an upper cloud layer in a Northerly flow aloft.  A weak upper ridge will bring unsettled conditions for later today with dry conditions into Tuesday. The FL will remain high for today and Tuesday hovering in the 3000 meter range.  Tuesday will be unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. A weak cold front associated with a low to the North will move into the area for Wednesday / Thursday, with periods of light rain. An upper level low will move in for Friday with some unsettled conditions, but with isolated showers. The low will continue to spin over the area for the weekend with a cool and unstable air mass.

    Cloudy for most of the day, should stay dry. Still a possibility for some showers this am.

    Should see some breaks by this afternoon, depends on the flow to push the cloud out.

    Looking nicer for Tuesday with unsettled conditions.

    Weak cold front for Wednesday.
    An upper level low moves over the area on Thursday and remaining stationary into the weekend.


IPhone and Android Avalanche App: Avalanche Lab

67 Avalanche Deaths in the Alps so far this season: SnowBrains

BC snow pack hits record low for May: SnowBrains

    10:30 Hours

    13:30 Hours

    18:15 Hours

    13:30 Hours Sunday afternoon.

    Mounds of dirt in the bike park.

   Old bomb holes from avalanche control.

    Marine layer rolled up the valley in the afternoon.

    Marmots are out and about.

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