17 Jun 2019

June 17, 2019


    PAST WEEK:

    Improving trend Monday June 10th in the am..

    Tuesday June 11, 2019. 12:00 hrs.

    Wednesday June 12, 2019. 13:00 Hrs.

    Thursday June 13, 2019. 12:30 Hrs.

    Friday June 14, 2019. 12:00 Hrs.

    Saturday June 15, 2019. 12:15 Hrs.

    Sunday June 16, 2019. 12:30 Hrs.


Weather Observations for June 17, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +7, Winds were 5-10 KPH WNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +9, Winds were   0-5 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters    +7, 0.1 mm of new, 0.1 mm in 24 hrs, Base ? cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +26.4, trace of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Mix of sun and cloud for today in a Westerly to Northwesterly flow aloft. Mostly sunny this am. Chance of some drizzle or short period of light rain early Tuesday morning before more unsettled weather for Tuesday. Wednesday is looking similar with perhaps a bit more sun. Dito for Thursday and Friday as a weak upper trough pushes in from the North. There is a chance of some precipitation during Thursday and Friday but at this time looks minimal or not at all. The upper trough will bring some precip into the area Saturday into Sunday with Sunday looking like the wettest day. Lots can change between now and then so standby. So far we have been experiencing another relatively dry cycle in June. To date only 6.5 mm of rain has been recorded at the Nester's Weather Station.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Boarder between the high and low, unsettled weather for Monday.

    Mix of sun and cloud for Monday.

    Could see fewer clouds in the afternoon.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Cloudier Tuesday morning but should see a drying trend.

    High bringing a mix of sun and cloud.

    Still looking nice on Wednesday.

    High still remains the dominant system.

    More unsettled weather as the High remains in the zone.

    Low will be flexing its weight on Saturday.

    Low will be in the area on Sunday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Joffre Peak landslide from space. Article below.                                                        SkySat Image





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Tuesday 12:00 Hrs, a very nice day. +12.9 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH wind from the West at 1860 M.

    High in the valley on Tuesday was + 30.1 Deg C.

    Suspension bridge is being reassembled.

    Friday sunrise, valley cloud.

    Stratus Layer Saturday morning.

    A deal at 2.3 million $. Father's Day Event downtown TO.



ARTICLES:

Exceptional avalanche situation in January 2018 well handled: WSL

Bodies of mountaineers sink deeper in snow with fresh avalanches;  Nanda Devi

High resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak Landslides: Landslide Blog

Complete guide to storing winter gear: Winter Review

Hardrock 100 endurance race cancelled because of avalanche debris, snowpack: Colorado

Totalp Hut in the Austrian Alps destroyed by avalanche: Schesaplana

B.C. drought fears surge as rivers dry up across the province: CBC News

ENSO El Nino Advisory: NOAA

NOAA upgrades the U.S. global weather forecast model: GFS


VIDEOS:

Climate change and changing mountains: Mountain Fever

It's winter in: Australia

10 Jun 2019

June 10, 2019


    PAST WEEK:

    Monday evening, June 3 2019.

    Tuesday June 4, 2019.

    Wednesday June 5, 2019

    Thursday June 6, 2019

    Friday June 7, 2019

    Saturday June 8, 2019

    Sunday June 9, 2019. 180 days until ski season begins on expected opening.


Weather Observations for June 10, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 15-20 KPH WSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +5, Winds were   5-10 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters    +5, 1.1 mm of new, 1.1 mm in 24 hrs, Base ? cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +18.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

After a bit of Juneuary weather an upper level ridge will bring mostly warm sunny conditions for the next week. Will be overcast this morning in a Northwest flow aloft with the FL rising to 4000 meters as it warms ups. Unsettled this afternoon as the high begins to build.  Temperatures will rise into Wednesday before the flow becomes more onshore and we will see some cooler temperatures Thursday into the weekend but remaining dry. It is June so there will be some cloud development especially later in the week.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     High pressure building into our zone today. Will take some time for clouds to dissipate.



    High strengthens for Tuesday.





     Should be a hot day on Wednesday.

    Low will send cloud our way by Thursday.

    High rebuilds for Friday.

    Low will likely send some cloud our way on Saturday.

    Going with unsettled for Sunday but that's a ways out.



   AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    India Air force using a Hal Dhruv for recovery operations off  Nanda Devi.

     Avalanche hazard remains in the Sierra Nevada. Article below.                           S P Parker Image



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Southern B.C. June 4, 2019.

    Plowing the road to Whistler Peak.

    Dusting on the Peak.

    High Tide on Lake Ontario.

    The growing Toronto Skyline

    Waterfront is very busy.

    Fun day in Orillia Ont June 8, 2019.

    Horstman Glacier Sunday, June 9, 2019..


ARTICLES:

Continued avalanche hazard along the PCT trail in the Sierra Nevada: June 2019

Pictures reveal the damage from the Red Mountain Pass Avalanche: Colorado

India prepares to recover bodies of climbers feared killed in avalanche: Nanda Devi

New snow poor weather delay body recovery efforts on Nanda Devi: Northern India