3 May 2017

May 3, 2017


    Size 3 North Face of Fitzsimmons, observed yesterday, 4+meter crown.            Dom Balik Image


    Winter conditions, Tuesday morning May 2, 2017.

    Early Tuesday morning.

    Later Tuesday morning.

    Mid layer cloud lifted and dissipated.

    Tuesday morning.

    Preparing the bike park.

    Clouds began to roll in!!

    Late in the day Tuesday.

Weather Observations for May 3, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +1, Winds were 30-40 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
1860 meters      +3, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters      +3, 4.2 mm of rain, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 247 cm Base, RH 98%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.8, trace of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies variable visibility and it is raining.


A warm front will bring rain to the mountains today in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL will be hovering in the 3000 meter range. Weak ridging will bring unsettled conditions for Thursday with warm temperatures and the FL exceeding 3200 meters. Friday is looking wet as another frontal band moves onshore. Saturday at this time is looking unsettled as another ridge begins to build. Sunday is looking like a warm sunny day.
Guesstimates: 5-15 mm by Thursday morning, 2-6 mm by Friday morning, 10-20 mm by Saturday morning.

   GOES IR image this am.

   Raining on the coast.

    Plume of warm moisture heading our way.

   Unsettled Thursday, showers by Thursday night.

   More precipitation for Friday.


Matt Gunn
May 2 at 4:08pm
Spring skiing is finally here. Great tour in the Watersprite Lake area this morning. Fast travel allowed us to reach the lake in 2 hours from the car.

    Awesome conditions Tuesday morning.

    Sunrise in Penticton Tuesday morning.

    Warm bath.

    Awesome day in the Okanagan Tuesday.

    Still snow on the lower peaks near Penticton.


Drastic drop in the number of avalanche victims in Switzerland: SLF

Two Bear Rescues skier injured in an avalanche: Bozeman, MT

California Mammoth Snowstorms take toll on Sierra Wildlife: Fresno, CA

Avalanche danger continues in higher terrain: Colorado

North Cascades Hwy may not open until June: Wasington State

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