24 May 2016

May 24, 2016

    Ride up Monday morning May 23, 2016.

    Luckily for the racers the visibility was decent at 1800 meters. Above and below not so good!

    Later in the day, visibility became variable at 1800 meters.

    Powder marks on Regulator Cornice.

    Just below the upper level cloud heading into the valley, 17:00 Hours.

    Satellite image from 06:45 hours this morning. Thick low level cloud, maybe? a few breaks later!

Weather Observations for May 24, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +4, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +3, Winds were     0-5 KPH S      --Rendevous
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 106 cm Base, RH 99%
  660 meters    +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +13.9. 0.3 mm of Precip recorded yest

1.8 mm of rain was recorded just after midnight at 1550 meters. 7 Th Heaven is now closed.

    As of 08:00 Hrs this am at 2240 meters we have high broken overcast, unlimited visibility.

   As of 08:00 Hrs at 1835 meters we have obscured skies and limited visibility.

    This was May 24, 2015 at 06:00 Hours, looks like a similar weather pattern as this year.

    06:00 Hours May 24, 2016. Looks like the ridge is having some influence on the pattern.

For the forecast, a weak high pressure aloft is trying to push into the zone with an upper low pushing in from the Northeast. Who will win the battle? Onshore flow continues to push in low level cloud which will likely lift as the day progresses. Looks to be fairly dry so going with unsettled weather today with mostly cloudy conditions with the chance of some isolated showers. Wednesday is looking like a similar day as the low wins out and we will likely see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of some light intermittent precipitation. The FL will rise to almost 3000 meters later today, dropping slightly to 2400 meters by Wednesday evening. The cool low from the North will bring the FL down to about 1700 meters for Thursday night with a dusting of fresh snow in the alpine. More moist unsettled weather is expected for the weekend, models are all over the map for this time period so standby for weekend details later in the week.

    Another cloudy blah day!!

    Some breaks for Tuesday are possible, high is pushing in but there is a lot of cloud lingering.

    Low from the North pushing into the zone.

    Some moisture around on Wednesday.

    Wednesdays image still has significant cloud in the area.

    A cool low from the Northeast will roll into our zone for Thursday.

    Low will be directly over our area for Thursday.

    Thursday will likely be one of the wettest days of the week.

    Looking like some precipitation for Friday.

    High pressure for early next week, only time will tell.


Four people have died on Mount Everest in the past 4 days: Nepal

Its snowing in the Alps: PlanetSki

Ski and Snowboard visits reach 53.9 million for the 2015-2016 season in the U.S.: Aspen Times

    09:45 Monday morning

    Later in the day.

    Creeks are not letting up, even with the cooler temperatures.

    Snow was soft Monday with no crust recovery below tree line.

    Winch cat pushing snow uphill.

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