2 May 2016

May 2, 2016


    Sunrise this am was at 05:45 Hrs, sunset at 20:32 hrs, May 2, 2016.

    Sunday May 1, 2016--Another awesome day on Blackcomb Mountain.

    Black Tusk with some recent cornice collapse.

    A different view of Mount Fee.

    Rumbling Glacier Sunday morning.

    Mount Garibaldi.

    Glide Cracks on Overlord Glacier. A paper on Glide slab Avalanches: Montana



Weather Observations for May 2, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +3, Winds were  20-30 KPH SSE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      +6, Winds were  10-15 KPH SE    --Rendevous
1550 meters      +7, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 177 cm Base, RH 50%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +25.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest


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




For the forecast, high pressure aloft will bring more dry and warm weather for today. The FL will hover in the 3000 meter level.  Tuesday will see a shift with Southerly flow aloft with a chance of isolated showers and cooler temperatures. Wednesday will also be moist and slightly unstable in a Southerly flow aloft.  A split flow for Thursday with unsettled weather. The ridge will build again for Friday into next weekend.


    One more day of warm dry weather for today. Ridge will begin to migrate East.

    Should see some cloud in the area by tonight.

    Weather for Tuesday-Wednesday. Moist Southerly flow aloft.



ARTICLES:

Small? Avalanche footage: Lautrbrunnen, Switzerland

Snowboard ban remains: Alta, Utah

April 25-May 1, 2016--Backcountry News: A Mountain Journey

Remains of Alex Lowe and David Bridges found after 16 years when they were buried in an avalanche: Tibet

Climate change, Extreme weather linked to high pressure over Greenland: Science Daily


    Sunday morning 07:45 Hours

    Sunday afternoon.


    Wedge looking like it would in June.

    Corn snow was great Sunday.

    More glide cracks.

    Jump gathered a crowd Sunday afternoon.

    Big air with some awesome tricks.

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