2 Jun 2017

June 2, 2017


    Cornice control on May 28, 2017. Whistler Mountain

    New activity off Decker observed Wednesday (29), likely occurred on the evening of May 28, 17.

    This image taken on May 28, 2017.


    Bluebird Saturday May 27, 2017.

    Awesome day Saturday, Max temp in the valley was +27.7.

    Sunday May 28, 2017

    Pika's Traverse

    Alpen Glow Sunday night.

    Monday May 29, 2017. Unsettled but a warm day, Max temp in the valley was +30.3.

    Late Monday afternoon.

    Moist Tuesday May 30, 2017. 10.8 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    There were some breaks on Tuesday as well.

    Wednesday May 31, 2017--another overcast day with showers, 1.1 mm recorded at Nester's Plot.

    There were some breaks on Wednesday.

    Thursday June 1, 2017--Showers in the morning & evening. 5.7 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

    There were some breaks on Thursday.

Weather Observations for June 2, 2017 taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -1, Winds were 50-65 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
1860 meters     +1, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters     +3, ? mm of precip, RH 98%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.4, 5.7 mm of Precip recorded yest
Precip gauges are not recording on the mountain!

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and fresh snow on the ground.


A broad upper level trough and a weak cold front will bring precipitation early this morning, trending to unsettled conditions later this am with an improving trend by days end. The upper flow will be Southwest with a high pressure aloft developing in the evening. Weak ridging for Saturday with mostly cloud and the possibility of some intermittent showers in the morning. A weak upper trough will bring cool temperatures and unsettled weather for Sunday. A weak ridge builds for Monday through Wednesday night with seasonable temperatures and mostly sunny skies. Another upper trough is forecasted for Thursday with overcast conditions, a frontal band in a warm air mass will bring moderate rain for most of the day. A cooler moist front moves onshore for Friday.
There are some model differences for Thursday into Friday but it is June and likely to be somewhat wet.

    Image from 06:45 this am.

    Unsettled for today with an improving trend as the day progresses.

    Fairly large low in the Gulf of Alaska

    Low pressure and associated surface trough for today.

    Unsettled again on Saturday.

    Some cloud for Saturday with sunny breaks as well.

    Improving Saturday as the high builds.

    Trend is to improving weather on Saturday.

    Mostly nice on Sunday, some cloud in the am.

    Weak ridging for Monday.

    Looking nice Tuesday into Wednesday.


We found these (relatively fresh looking) tracks near Brandywine-what do you think these are? My guess is a black bear mom and cub(s?). But maybe they're grizzlies?

    Construction of Jump Park underway. Saturday

    Sunset Sunday

    Twilight Sunday night.

    Just before sunset Monday night.

    Just before sunset on Tuesday which was at 21:10 Hours.

    Overcast for most of the day on Wednesday.

   A wee bit of blue later in the day before showers Thursday night.


One Whistler Night: David McColm

Northern Lights from Squamish: Nathan Starzyski

Undercover Vail Ski Patroller: Lindsy Vonn

Mother Elk fends off Grizzly Bear: Arizona


Workshop on Avalanche Safety at SASE: India

Boise built product could protect skiers from avalanches: Idaho

Strongly fluctuating snow cover in Switzerland appears to be coupled to ocean Cycles: NoTricksZone

Australian Ski Season to start early after heavy snowfall: June 3, 2017

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