25 May 2019

May 25, 2019


    08:00 Hrs, + 1.4 with a N wind at 5-10 KPH.

    Overcast in the am.

  10:00 Hrs, + 1.7 with a N wind at 15-30 KPH. From 06:00 to 10:00 6.5 mm was recorded at 1650M

    13:00 Hours on Friday May 24.

    14:00 Hrs + 3.6 with a WSW wind 5-10 KPH. Mostly foot passengers.

    16:00, Hrs, + 4.7 with a 5-10 KPH wind out of the SSW.

    17:00, still overcast.

    20:00 Hrs, +5.7 with a SW wind 5-10 KPH.

    20:00 Hrs

    Nice way to finish the day!!

Weather Observations for May 25, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +1, Winds were 20-25 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +3, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    +3, 0 mm of new, 6.5 mm in 24 hrs, Base 114 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +16.4, 6.4 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and variable visibility.

    07:00 Hrs this am.


Wet this am with a low to our South and another low moving down the Coast today. The upper flow will switch around today several times. Easterly to Westerly to Southerly back to Northeasterly. The FL will rise to 3000 meters by this afternoon and we can expect to see some isolated showers throughout the day. Should see some drier weather by this evening.  Presently most of the moisture is offshore but the low moving down the coast will likely move in land. Upper level ridging will return Sunday for mostly sunny skies with some cloud development possible in the evening. Ridge continues to build into Monday and Tuesday. An upper level trough will likely push in for Wednesday with an unstable air mass. Guesstimates: 2-4 mm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will pass over us today with overcast skies and isolated showers.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure pushes inland for Sunday.

    High strengthens for Monday.

    High still around for Tuesday.


    Still an active zone on Joffre Peak.                                                                         Steve Jones Image

    Locally, the Peak chair was closed on Friday. Limited visibility. Loose wet Sz 1 Na.


    Early Friday morning.

    + 10 in the valley Friday morning.

    Mostly cloudy on Friday.

    Big picture on Friday.

    Stratus layer pushed in before sunset.


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24 May 2019

May 24, 2019


    Thursday May 23, 2019. Sunrise was at 05:16 Hrs. + 6 with a E 0-5 KPH breeze.

    06:00 Hrs, + 7 with a S 0-5 KPH breeze out of the S.

    08:00 Hrs, + 9 with a SW breeze 0-5 KPH.

    Rumbling Glacier Thursday morning.

    Cumulus clouds building on North Shore Mountains.

    13:00 hrs on Thursday.

    15:00 Hrs

    21:00 Hrs

    Clouds had moved in by Thursday night.

Weather Observations for May 24, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were   0-5 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    +4, 1 mm of new, 1 mm in 24 hrs, Base 117 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters  +10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +25.6, trace of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs we have obscured skies and limited visibility.


A low in a Northeasterly flow aloft will bring periods of light rain for today with some sunny breaks this afternoon. The low is tracking through the interior so we are just on the edge of it but will see overcast skies and some rain as it moves South this am. The FL will remain above the local peaks. Similar conditions for Saturday with periods of light rain. Ridge rebuilds for Sunday and into early next week.
Guesstimates: Trace-2 mm by Saturday morning, 2-6 mm by Sunday morning.

    Goes IR image from this am.

    Fronts along the coast.


    Yesterday saw a few Nc Sz 1-2. Sc produced a few Sz 1 wet loose on steep N aspects.


   Lots of cloud to the North at sunrise.

    By 06:00 high cloud was dissipating quickly.

    Blue Bird by 08:00 Hrs.

    Mount Garibaldi

    Clouds over Georgia Strait.

    Howe Sound Thursday evening.


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