21 May 2016

May 21, 2016

    Mostly overcast in the morning and into noon, Friday May 20, 2016.

    Lots of snow in Whistler Bowl!!

    Unsettled conditions but dry on Friday.

    There were a few dark clouds around Friday afternoon.

    More blue later in the afternoon.

   Just before sunset.

Weather Observations for May 21, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +1, Winds were 15-30 KPH E      --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      0, Winds were 15-20 KPH ESE --Rendevous
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 118 cm Base, RH 71%
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

.70 mm of rain recorded at 1550 meters in the past 12 hours.

    As of 08:00 Hrs this am we have high overcast and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the upper level low to the South will bring unsettled conditions to the area this morning in a Northeast offshore flow. We can expect mostly cloudy conditions this am with very light rain by the afternoon switching to showers by the evening, with some breaks possible. The FL will max out this afternoon at around 2500 meters.  Sunday is also looking wet with overcast skies and very light rain as the low continues to spin cloud into our zone as it moves Northeast. By Monday the low should drift further East but continue to send cloud and moisture towards the coast. Difficult to nail down how much precipitation we will actually receive in the next few days, we may even see fairly dry conditions with overcast skies most of the time with the odd break and some intermittent showers. As of now Tuesday is looking unsettled as the low continues East, the next low will affect our area by Wednesday and it will be moving in from the western Pacific for more cool showery weather.

    Most of the moisture is East but we should see some very light rain by this afternoon.

    Model suggests precipitation later this afternoon/evening.

    Northeasterly offshore flow for Saturday.

    There appears to be some moisture coming our way over the weekend.

    Potential for moisture on Sunday as well with some possible breaks.

    Low will continue to spin cloud our way.

    Much of the moisture is heading East.

    Low begins to move inland and North Saturday into Sunday.

    Monday looks cloudier than Sunday in this model.

    Another low from the West will bring cool moist weather into our zone later in the week.


Annual reopening of Independence pass starts with a bang: Colorado

Independence Pass Avalanche Mitigation: You Tube

As European Glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them: Science Daily

    08:00 Hours Friday morning.

    16:30 Hours Friday

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    Fresh snow in the upper elevations.

    Some decent breaks mid afternoon.

    Whistler from Green Lake.

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