22 May 2019

May 22, 2019


    Tuesday May 21, 2019--Sunrise 05:18 Hrs, 0 Deg C at 2240 meters with a E wind 15-30 KPH.

    08:00 Hrs, +1 with a 20-40 KPH wind out of the N.

    08:00 Hrs, + 2.3 with a 10-20 NNE wind at 1835 meters.

    10:00 Hrs, + 3.9 with a NNW wind 5-10 KPH.

    12:00 Hrs, + 6.8 with a NNE wind 5-10 KPH.

    13:00 Hrs Tuesday.

    14:00 Hrs, + 7.6 with a WSW wind 5-20 KPH.

    16:00 Hrs, + 6.1 with a NNE wind 10-25 KPH. A few drops.

    21:00 Hrs, + 4.7 with a N wind at 5-10 KPH.

    Sunset was at 20:59 Hrs Tuesday evening.

Weather Observations for May 22, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 15-25 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +5, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters    +4, 0.6 mm of new, 0.6 mm in 24 hrs, Base 130 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was ?, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


The ridge of high pressure will build today in a Northeasterly flow aloft. There is some lingering cloud from yesterday and we may see some cumulus build up again this afternoon. Mostly sunny by this afternoon with the FL hovering in the 3000 meter range. Similar story for Thursday with a short wave trough pushing in Thursday night into Friday with periods of light rainfall. Ridge rebounds again on Saturday with unsettled weather and an unstable air mass (? thunderstorm). Ridge strengthens Sunday into Monday. Guesstimates: nil to trace by Thursday morning, 1-3 mm by Friday morning, 2-4 mm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low moving South, high pushing into the Province, mostly sunny for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure strengthening for Thursday..

    Low just too our East for Thursday.

    Low just to our South.


    Wet slides, cornice releases and rock slides are still an issue.

   Fresh rockfall in Whistler Bowl. Size 2 Nr.


    08:00 Hrs, Northerly outflow. More breaks on the way.

    08:00 Hrs obscured at 1835 meters.

    Prepping for Summer Skiing.

    For the most part another awesome day in the mountains.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Cumulus nimbus Tuesday afternoon.

    Some nice colours Tuesday night.


Search and Rescue investigating backcountry avalanche near A-Basin: Colorado

More mountain snowfall adds to increased avalanche danger: Colorado

Swiss Air Rescue to use drones to search for missing and injured: The Local

How climate change is changing Mount Everest: Global News

Washington Governor declares drought emergency in almost half the State: CBC News

21 May 2019

May 21, 2019


    Monday May 20, 2019--Sunrise was at 05:19 Hrs. +3.6 deg with a 5-10 SE wind.

    08:00 Hrs, +5.5 with a 5-10 ESE wind.

    10:00 Hrs, +5 with a 10-20 S wind.

   12:00 Hrs, + 3.9 with a 15-25 S wind.

    13:00 hrs on Monday.

    14:00 Hrs, + 3.5 with a 10-20 SE wind.

    16:00 Hrs, + 4.2 with a 15-25 ESE wind.

    18:00 Hrs, + 2.9 with a 10-20 SSE wind.

    20:00 Hrs, + 2.3 with a 5-20 S wind. Drying out!!!

Weather Observations for May 21, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      0, Winds were 15-20 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +1, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters    +2, 0 mm of new, 0 mm in 24 hrs, Base 134 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +8, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +16.1, trace of precip recorded yest

 Only a Trace of rain for Whistler yesterday, 1,1 mm in Squamish, 1.5 mm in Pemberton.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies and limited visibility.


Unsettled again today with mostly cloudy skies this am but more breaks as the day prgresses. Still a chance of some isolated showers but after what happened yesterday perhaps not!! An Easterly flow aloft this am will transition into a Southeast flow aloft by this evening. The FL will remain well above the local peaks. Ridge strengthens on Wednesday pushing more inland and will remain until Thursday. Chance of some cloud development on both days. A trough is forecasted to arrive Thursday night into Friday with some needed precipitation. The ridge rebounds again for Saturday with unsettled weather becoming sunnier for Sunday. Still cannot believe with the clouds we had yesterday it did not rain more!!!
Guesstimates: Nil to a trace by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Unsettled again today with the high off the coast and low just to our South. 

    Fronts along the coast.

    Ridge strengthens but there is still some cloud coming from the low to the South.

    Ridge pushes more onshore but still some lingering cloud from Low to the East.

     High along the coast, low to the East.


    Locally, cornice control with 1 Sz 1 Xc. No other avalanches observed.


    Early Monday morning.

   By 10:00 Hrs the clouds moved in.

    Looked like it was going to rain at around noon. Drizzle started at around 14:00 Hrs.

   Big picture Monday afternoon.

    A few sprinkles. Non producing Nimbostatus Clouds

    Relatively dry by 18:00 Hrs, high in the valley yesterday was +16.1 Deg C. Trace recorded at 660M.


States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife: The Star

Winter has not arrived in New Zealand yet: New Zealand Avalanche Advisory