5 May 2016

May 5, 2016

    An avalanche in Norway has killed a Swedish Skier, Story in Article Section--Net Pic- Isfjorden

    Early Wednesday morning.

    Thick moist cloud at times.

    Busiest run of the day. Snow was skiing and riding well.

   There were moments of good visibility mid mountain.

    Bubbles on the Solar were very welcome Wednesday!! 3.9mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Some breaks just at sweep around 16:30 Hours.

    Clouds were clearing out by 20:00 Hours Wednesday evening.

    Sunset was at 20:35 Hrs on Wednesday evening.

Weather Observations for May 5, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -1, Winds were  20-35 KPH NNE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +1, Winds were  15-30 KPH NE    --Rendevous
1550 meters     +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 166 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14. 3.9 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, the trough of low pressure in the area will be influenced by the building upper level ridge with unsettled conditions this morning in a Northerly flow aloft. The clouds will dissipate sometime this morning as the high pressure builds into the zone today with warm temperatures. The FL will rise from 2100 meters to 3000+ meters by days end. The ridge will strengthen for Saturday with the FL reaching 3500+ meters. A weak trough and cooler onshore flow will bring unsettled weather for Saturday night into Sunday. As of now it will likely just be a mix of sun and cloud with a slight chance of some isolated rain showers.  Monday, the ridge begins to rebuild with seasonable temperatures and sunshine into Wednesday.

    Today will be a nice day, should see some crust recovery as well.

    Later this morning/afternoon.

    High pressure builds for Friday.

     Looking nice for Saturday.

    Northerly flow with warm temperatures for Friday as the ridge strengthens.

    Northerly flow aloft with offshore low level flow for Saturday as well.

    Unsettled for Sunday, but it looks relatively dry.

    Ridge rebuilds for Monday.


A Swedish skier has been killed in a Norwegian Avalanche: Romsdal

10 Tips for Spring Backcountry Skiing: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Nepal-Facing challenges of Global Warming: Eurasia Review

    09:45 Hrs Wednesday morning. Still some moisture in the air but looking like a drying trend.

    12:15 Hrs Wednesday, clouds were slowly shifting East.

    14:45 Wednesday afternoon.

    Snow pack is melting at a very accelerated rate.

    Visibility at times yesterday was challenging but the skiing mid mountain was fun.

    Sightseers were having fun creating this snowman.

    Lots of deer around, no wonder there is a cougar in the area.

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