15 Aug 2016

August 15, 2016

    An avalanche on Mount Shkhara, has claimed a mountaineer, story in article section.        Net Pic

    Monday evening August 8, 2016.

    Tuesday morning August 9, 2016. Obscured in the morning but it did lift later in the day.

   Same time frame Tuesday.

    Thick stratus layer Tuesday morning.

    Wednesday morning August 10, 2016.

    Wednesday morning.

    Another valley cloud layer Wednesday morning, it did lift and dissipate by the afternoon.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Later in the day Wednesday.

    Thursday morning August 11, 2016. High of 28.7 at 660 meters.

    Image from the same time frame.

    Early Friday morning August 12, 2016.

    Clear skies and warm temperatures.

    Howe sound Friday afternoon, high of 31.7 at the Nester's weather station.

    High cloud early Saturday morning August 13, 2016.

    You can see the high cloud in the satellite image.

    Some cloud in the afternoon, but a warm day with max temp of 30.1 at 660 meters.

    Sunset Saturday evening.

    Sunday morning August 14, 2016.

    Lots of stratus cloud along the coast.

    Sunday morning.

    Sunset Sunday evening was at 20:33, we are now losing 4 minutes of daylight per day.

Weather Observations for August 15, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +15, Winds were 5-10 KPH S --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +12, Winds were   0-5 KPH S --Rendevous
1550 meters     +12, RH 68%                           --Catskinner
  660 meters     +11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +28.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have some high cirrus cloud and unlimited visibility + an inversion!!

For the forecast, an upper level ridge will continue to bring us nice summer weather into Wednesday with a Westerly flow. The ridge will strengthen Wednesday for an increase in temperatures with low level flow switching to offshore. Cooler temperatures should return by Sunday as the low level flow turns back to onshore.

    Flow for this week, high strengthens mid week.

    Westerly flow aloft for today.

    High will continue to push inland through the week.

    Surface ridge will dominate the weather pattern all week.

    Warmer temperatures by Thursday into Saturday.

    Upper level ridge strengthens in the later part of the week.

    Should see slightly cooler temperatures by Sunday.


An avalanche has killed a climber in Georgia: Mount Shkhara

Remote Avalanche system to cut avalanche delays on Hwy 1: Near Revelstoke

Did you know there are 8 Types of Glaciers: Mother Nature Network

Climate change hikes avalanche risk for Mt Cook: New Zealand

Video of a recent avalanche in the Himalayas: Tibet

Geopraevent at ISSW 16, Breckenridge: October 3-7, 2016

New Avalanche Bridge opens at Snoqualmie Pass:Washington State

Ecosystems in the Southeastern US are vulnerable to climate change: Science Daily

    Some breaks Monday afternoon.

    Monday it did rain, 3.1 mm recorded at the Nester's weather station.

    Tuesday morning, thick stratus layer in the valley.

    Cool weather in June & July has left the glaciers in decent shape compared to the past 2 summers.

    Lots of cloud hanging around the peaks on Wednesday.

    Nice sunset on Thursday evening.

    Some colour at sunset Friday evening.

    There were some clouds around on Saturday, but another awesome warm day.

    Saturday evening, full moon is on August 18, 2016. Referred to as the sturgeon moon.

    Parking lots are full Sunday. Max temp at Nester's was 28.9 Deg.

    Early Monday morning August 15, high cloud will burn off this morning.

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