29 Sep 2017

September 29, 2017


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Germany has killed a hiker, story in article section.                                     Net Pic

    An avalanche in Switzerland has killed a Hong Kong climber, article below.                       Net Pic


    PAST WEEK:

    Saturday morning September 23, 2017. Looking gray but it did improve. High pushed back!!

    Saturday evening, high of +18 in the valley, snow melted quickly in the alpine..

    Sunday morning September 24, 2017.

    Monday morning September 25, 2017. Overcast with some light spotty showers.

    Tuesday morning September 26, 2017. High building but some clouds clinging to local peaks.

   Alpenglow Tuesday evening.

    Wednesday September 27, 2017. +9 at 07:00 Hrs. Sunrise was at 07:06 Hrs.

    Thursday morning September 28, 2017. +13 at 07:00 Hrs.


Weather Observations for September 29, 2017 taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +5, Winds were 30-40 KPH S  --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +7, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters    +8, RH 90%--Catskinner 
  660 meters  +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +25.1, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is raining lightly.

   Slow moving front for today.


FORECAST:

A weak cold front in a South > Southwesterly flow aloft will bring overcast skies and periods of rain for today. An upper trough will bring unsettled cool weather for the weekend. Looks like there is a break in the precip tonight into Saturday morning. Sunday has the potential to be unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud.  At this time a high pressure will build for early next week with a mix of mostly sun and some cloud. As of now there will likely be another weak trough push through by next Thursday..


    Wet Friday morning, should dry out by this evening.


    Weak cold front for today.

     A break later today into Saturday morning.

                     Potential for some breaks tomorrow morning.

    Flow for today into Tuesday.

     Unsettled Saturday into Sunday.

    Ridge rebuilds Monday into Wednesday.

Monday October 2, 2017 Update:

An upper level ridge has developed with an  East >Northeasterly flow aloft. We can expect mostly sunny skies into Friday with periods of some cloud development during the week. Models are suggesting the ridge breaks down on Friday into Saturday, with an upper level trough pushing into the area, but more on that later in the week.


    Upper level trough migrating East.

    Flow for today into Tuesday.

    Freezing level will rise Tuesday into Friday.

    Looking nice for Wednesday.

    Nice looking day Thursday with seasonable temperatures.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome day for downhilling on Saturday.

    Sunday morning temperature at 07:00 hrs was +5 at 2240 meters.

    Unsettled on Sunday, High in the valley was +16.8.

     Monday max temp in the valley was +15.8, 1.8 mm of precip recorded at 660 meters.

    Tuesday afternoon, +22 for a high in the valley.

    Fall colours are appearing, Duffy Lake Road. High in Pemberton on Wednesday was +26.



    Strong upper level high on Wednesday afternoon.

    Still remnants of last weeks snowfall, Thursday morning.

    High pressure on Thursday.

    Bluebird on Thursday.


VIDEO FRIDAY:

Nothing happens most of the time: Henry's Avalanche Talk

September Pow Skiing: Alta, Utah

What its like to be a Crested Butte Ski Patroller: YouTube


ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills Dutch hiker in Germany: Berchtesgander Alps

HK adventurer seeker dies in an avalanche in Switzerland: Bernese Alps

Fighter aircraft may have triggered avalanche, Hong Kong survivor says: Eiger

Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude vortex weakening: Science Daily

Parks Canada needs to work with Sunshine Village, not against it: Calgary Sun

Dynafit Binding Comparison: Backcountry Skiing Blog

The climbing tragedy that killed five, yet sparked a lifelong passion: Montana

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