3 May 2016

May 3, 2016

    Just after sunrise Tuesday May 3, 2016.

    Another warm amazing day in the mountains, May 2, 2016.

    Conditions were soft mid mountain at 10:00 Hours.

    Road access to the Round House.

    In the morning Monday May 2, 2016.

    By mid day.

    Later in the day.

    Great clouds Monday afternoon.

   What is there not to like about Spring Skiing??

    Clouds to the West, just before sunset Monday evening. They look dark!!

Weather Observations for May 3, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +4, Winds were  20-25 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      +6, Winds were    5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters      +7, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 175 cm Base, RH 67%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +25.7. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

It did rain briefly last night around Midnight, 1-2 mm recorded at Catskinner and Pig Alley. Winds were also moderate to strong, 60-100 KPH at 02:00 Hrs this morning.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

   This is the view to the South. Looks nasty!!

For the forecast,  a splitting upper level trough in a Southerly flow will bring mostly cloudy skies and periodic rain showers of varying intensity. The FL will remain fairly high, with it hovering around 2600+ meters. Wednesday will bring a similar day with a mostly cloudy day and rain showers with the FL hovering in the 2400+ meter range. As of now Thursday morning is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud and the possibility of some very light showers. The ridge rebuilds Thursday afternoon with sunny weather expected into the weekend. Yet another weekend when warm temperatures could break all the old records. The snow is melting very quickly, record temperatures through April did not really help to preserve any base, and the heat just keeps coming.

    There are some bands of moisture heading our way.

    Clouds will get thicker before the Mountain opens.

    Showers later this morning.

    Some precipitation for later today, most should go North and South.

    Split flow with the stronger low to our South on Wednesday..

    Low spinning some weather at us on Wednesday, looks unsettled by Thursday morning..


Warmer winter results in fewer avalanche deaths: Switzerland

Report shows 72 avalanches in Southern Montana in 2016: GNF

Avalanche Centre recognised for Safety Effort: AAIC

A very warm spring: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Temperature records shattered across B.C.: Vancouver Sun

    Monday Morning May 2, 2016 at 10:00 Hours.

    Monday afternoon.

    15:00 Hours Monday.

    Photo/video session at Lemmings Leap.

    Big Air.

    Mount Currie later in the day.

    Maximum temp + 25.7 degrees on Monday in the valley, +25.9 on Sunday. Record shattered!!

    Snow around the rocks is very rotten.

    Should be easy to get the Bike Park in full swing with the lack of snow mid mountain down.

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