6 Jul 2020

July 6, 2020

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday June 29, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 23 at 660 m. + 12.6 with a 10-25 KPH West wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Tuesday June 30. 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 17 at 660 m. + 5.6 with a 15-30 KPH SW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

 
    Wednesday July 1, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 10 at 660 m. + 3.4 with  15-25 KPH SW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image. Looks wet!!!

   Thursday, 12:00 Hrs. it was + 3.9 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH ESE wind at 1835 m. + 14 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Friday July 3, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 2.6 Deg C with a 5-15 KPH East wind. + 10 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Saturday July 4, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 4.1 with a 5-10 KPH WNW wind. + 15 in the valley!

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Sunday July 5, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 8.4 with a 5-15 KPH West wind at 1835 m. + 19 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


Weather Observations for July 6, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +5, Winds were 0-5 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +6, Winds were 0-5 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters      +5, 0.1 mm of rain, 0.1 mm in 24 hrs. Base 23 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +21.7, trace of precip yesterday.


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



FORECAST:

Unsettled weather for today with a mix of sun and cloud in a Southwest flow aloft. A weak trough will push into the area later this afternoon with some showers likely. Overcast Tuesday with periods of light rain in the mix, may see some sunny breaks later in the day. Wednesday is looking overcast with a good chance of a few showers. Some weak spotty ridging is forecasted but a series of upper troughs will bring unsettled weather for most of the week. Not great news as we move into the second week of July. Unsettled Thursday and Friday with periods of light rain. A more vigorous trough is forecasted to arrive on Saturday with a mostly wet day. This is based on one of the European models! Weak ridging by Sunday afternoon with a drying trend which will likely extend into Monday. Model runs differ for the weekend, will be interesting to see what happens!! Guesstimates: Trace-1 mm by Tuesday morning, 1-4 mm by Wednesday morning, 1-2 mm by Thursday morning, 1-4 mm by Friday morning, 1-3 mm by Saturday morning, 5-20 mm by Sunday morning, 1-2 mm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    High well off the coast, unsettled weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low will send a series of troughs our way this week.





     Weak upper trough for Wednesday.

    Some weak ridging but still looking unsettled.

     More of the same Thursday.





    Low does not want to leave.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Two mountaineers were caught in an avalanche on June 20, 2020 in France. Article below. Net Pic

   
    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Have been enjoying some nice sunsets.

    July 1, another nice day.

    July 2, 2020, Lake country in Ontario experiencing warm sunny weather.

    July 3, 06:00 Hrs. +1 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH ESE wind. Min temp last night at 2180m, -1.

    July 4, 2020--Early Saturday morning, -1 Deg C with new snow.

    Saturday 13:00 Hrs. Cool unsettled weather.

    Full Moon Saturday Night. Southern Ontario.

    Just after sunrise Monday am. + 4.5 Deg C at 05:30 Hrs.



ARTICLES:

Taking risks in the backcountry makes these women better Moms: Powder

Two mountaineers carried away in an avalanche on Mount Maudi: Chamonix

Backcountry Access announces software update for tracker 2 avalanche transceivers: Blister

Bariloche covered in snow but stripped of tourists, thanks to COVID-19: Argentina

Record warming at the South pole during the past three decades: Nature Climate Change

Coldest Chilliwack Canada Day in 139 years: FVN

29 Jun 2020

June 29, 2020

    Past Week:

    Monday June 22, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 13 at 660 m. + 9 with a 20-40 KPH South wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above.

    Tuesday June 23, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. + 22 at 660 m. + 10.8 with a 15-30 KPH SSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Wednesday June 24, 2020. 12:00 hrs. + 14 at 660 m. + 7.4 with a 5-10 E>S Wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

   Thursday June 25, 2020.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Friday June 26, 2020. 13:30 Hrs.  +20 at 660 m. + 10.3 with a 10-25 SW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Saturday June 27, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. + 17 at 660 m. + 6.4 with a 20-35 WSW wind at 1835 m.

    Sunday June 28, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 17 at 660 m. + 7.5 with a 10-30 KPH SSW wind at 1835 m.

    GOES IR image from same timeframe as above image.


Weather Observations for June 29, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +4, Winds were 20-30 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +7, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters      +6, 0.0 mm of rain, 0.0 mm in 24 hrs. Base 28 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +22, 0.3 mm of precip yesterday.

In the past week 26.8 mm of rain was recorded at 660 meters.

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


Forecast:

An upper ridge in a Northwesterly flow loft will bring a mostly sunny day with a few clouds later today. 
A weak upper trough and associated cold front will bring unsettled weather with periods of light precipitation on Tuesday. This pattern will continue into Thursday with periods of light rain. Friday will likely start drying out with a chance of a shower. The weekend at this time is looking mostly cloudy, but a long way off and long term models are not in agreement. Hopefully it will be dry but that could change. Guesstimates: 0-trace of rain by Tuesday morning, 2-6 mm by Wednesday morning, 2-6 mm by Thursday morning, trace-1 mm by Friday morning, 0-trace by Saturday morning, 0 mm by Sunday morning.


   GOES IR image from this am.

    Ridge still bringing a nice day to Whistler Monday. High being pushed West.




    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak upper trough will bring periods of light rain for Tuesday.





     Low will bring overcast skies with light rain for Wednesday. 

   

    Weak upper trough will continue to bring  periods of very light rain to the area on Thursday.

    Cloudy but could be a dry day on Friday.

    Low offshore will likely bring cloudy conditions for Saturday, may stay dry. 

    Weak trough with unsettled conditions for Sunday, unsure at this time but likely unsettled??!!


    Avalanche Activity:

    Old debris from an image at Lake Louise last week. 



    Information & Observations:

    Monday, Red Cliffs near Nipigon.

    Lake Superior near Rainbow Falls, Monday evening.

    Tuesday at Schreiber Channel Provincial Nature Preserve. Mostly cloudy.

    Pristine waters of Lake Superior.

   Great Lakes Sunset.

   Old Woman River, Lake Superior

    Manitoulin Island Wind Farm

   Lake Huron Sunset.

    Lake Simcoe sunset.

    Sun rise today on Lake Simcoe, looking like another nice summer day.

Articles:

Body of missing Fort St John man recovered following February avalanche: Chetwynd

Caught in an avalanche: Carol Statton

A wet British Columbia is good for Washington State: Cliff Mass

Latest from New Zealand: NZ Avalanche Advisory

Hotham and Falls Creek delay ski season opening until July 6: SnowsBest