29 May 2016

May 29, 2016

    Raining lightly in the valley Saturday morning, May 29, 2016. That changed to moderate.

    Snowing lightly at 1860 meters Saturday morning. Snow fall intensity picked up during the day.

          A winter wonderland.                                                                               Steve Reid Photo

    Snowing at 680 meters Saturday afternoon. 13 cm fell at 1550 meters from 09:00-14:00 Hours.

    Snowing 1 cm per hour at 14:00 Hours.

    Snow line just above the valley floor.

Weather Observations for May 29, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters      0, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE    --Rendevous
1550 meters    +1, 7 cm  of new snow, 20 cm in 24 hrs, 116 cm Base, RH 100%
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.2. 24.1 mm of Precip recorded test

    As of 08:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable/obscured visibility.

For the forecast, the low is on a slow exit to the East as a strong upper level ridge begins to build in a Northwesterly flow aloft. Overcast with showers this morning with the slow departure of the low brings mostly cloudy conditions until later in the day. The ridge strengthens for Monday with mostly sunny dry conditions into Thursday, with a Northerly flow developing by Tuesday. Warm temperatures will return for Wednesday as a thermal trough allows for onshore flow.

16 Hours of day light today. 24.1 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters before mid night yesterday.

    Satellite image from 06:00 Hrs this am.

    This image taken at the same time frame.

    Very early this morning.

    Becoming unsettled later in the day. Low is slowly drifting East.

    Ridge strengthens on Monday.

    Looking nice Wednesday with the chance of some cloud development.

    Thursday is also looking like a decent day.


New Technology makes snow in the summer: Snow Factory

Timberline uses Pisten Bully slope and fleet management system: SnowSat

Winter in New Zealand off to a good start: Coronet Peak

    09:45 Hours Saturday.

    17:00 Hours, Saturday May 28, 2016.

    Big picture 17:00 Hours.

    20+ cm at the top of JC by 15:00 Hrs.                                                                Steve Reid Photo

    Bike park was quiet, with fresh snow on the trails at the top of the Fitzsimmons chair.

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