20 May 2017

May 20, 2017


    Snowballing from Thursday.

    Several Loose wet Sz 1-2 observed yesterday.


    Early Friday morning, just outside the trough to our West, May 19, 2017.

    Early Friday morning. Check out image above than look at satellite image and photo from Pm.

    O8:30 Hrs scattered cloud and no wind.

    Clouds did develop fairly quickly.

    Moved in mid morning.

    Overcast and colder before noon.

    15:30 Hrs

    Image taken from same time period as image above.

    Dark but no precipitation.

    Lightened up later in the day.

Weather Observations for May 20, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +3, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters      +3, Winds were   5-10 KPH ENE--Rendevous
1550 meters      +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 207 cm Base, RH 88%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +17.1, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


An upper and surface high pressure will bring sunny conditions to the area today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL is presently at 3000 meters and will hover there for today. The ridge will strengthen Sunday and remain in the area until at least Tuesday evening. The FL will reach 4000 meters on Monday with warm temperatures. An upper trough is expected to move into the area Tuesday night/Wednesday with cooler temperatures and some light precipitation.

    GOES IR image form this am.

    Sunny today.

    High strengthens Sunday.

    Nice on Monday.

    Clouds by Tuesday night.

    Low pressure and trough for Wednesday.

    High may bring some unsettled weather for Thursday.


   Scattered cloud early Friday morning!!

    Friday morning before the clouds moved in.

    Keener's in the bike park, spent the night.

    Line up at 08:45 Hrs.

    Looks like it was a busy day.

    Conditions were nice yesterday, snow stayed fast and firm with the high cloud.

    As soon as everyone leaves!!

    Snow line continues to rise.


Avalanches will happen over the May Long Weekend: Avalanche Canada

Warm Weather brings avalanches, breaking snow--Rescue Group warns: NSR

High avalanche danger after new snow fall: Colorado

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