4 May 2016

May 4, 2016

    Soft at 10:00 Hrs Tuesday May 3, 2016.

    Looked nasty in the morning but the moisture stayed to the West.

    Cloudy in the morning with showers in the area but dry on Blackcomb.

    It even brightened up later in the morning.

    Unsettled early in the afternoon.

    Cloudy and raining at 16:00 Hours.

   There has been a cougar sighting on Blackcomb on the hiking/biking trails. Be aware!! Story below.

Weather Observations for May 4, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        0, Winds were  20-30 KPH SSE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      +2, Winds were  10-20 KPH ESE --Rendevous
1550 meters      +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 170 cm Base, RH 97%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +20.1. 1.5 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am at 1860 meters we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a splitting upper level trough in a Southerly flow aloft will bring light rain early this morning, turning to showers this am with the majority of the system moving South. Once the rain stops we should be in for some unsettled weather.  We should see gradual clearing by this evening as the high pressure aloft begins to build on Thursday into Saturday. The FL will remain near 2300 meters today, gradually climbing to the 4000 meter mark by Saturday. There may be some cloud around for Sunday but the ridge is likely to strengthen for Monday. There is some disagreement in the models for early next week, trof or ridging, time will tell!!

    Should see some sunny breaks by the afternoon.

    Southerly flow aloft for today, switching to a Northwest onshore flow by tonight.

    Light rain should slowly turn to showers this am.

    Ridge rebuilds for Thursday into the weekend.

    Should see some clearing by Thursday morning.


Cougar charges hikers on Blackcomb Mountain: The Province

Cascade Designs recall Avalanche Rescue Probes: Faulty Lock Button

Spring 2016: Valdez Avalanche Center

Two more bodies recovered from the avalanche in Chitral on March 19Th, 2016: Pakistan

    10:30 Hours Tuesday morning.

    15:15 Hours Tuesday afternoon. Thickening cloud.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Showers to the North Tuesday morning.

    Some low level cloud in the afternoon.

    There were some convective clouds around as well.

    You just never know what you will see when there are sightseers.

    Sky at 17:30 Hours. 4.4 mil of rain recorded at 1550 meters over night.

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