13 Jul 2020

July 13, 2020

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday July 6, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 7.1 with a 10-15 KPH West wind. + 18 at 660 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Tuesday july 7, 2020. 12:00 hrs. + 5.1 Deg C with a 20-30 West wind. + 12 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Wednesday July 8, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 7.4 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH SE wind. + 16 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Thursday July 9, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. + 6.9 with a 5-15 HPH S wind. + 14 in the valley.

    Satellite image from sametime frame as above.

    Friday July 10, 2020. + 6.9 with a 5-10 KPH S wind. + 17 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above.


    Saturday July 11, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 6.7 with a 10-25 KPH SE wind. + 15 in the valley.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Sunday July 12, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 5.1 Deg C with a 15-25 KPH SSW wind. + 13 in the valley.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.


Weather Observations for July 13, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +1, Winds were 0-5 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +2, Winds were 0-5 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters      +3, 0.0 mm of rain, 0.2 mm in 24 hrs. Base 28 cm? --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was + 16.9, 1.4 mm of precip yesterday.

23 mm ? of rain recorded at Nesters Weather Station since July 1. No data recorded on July 8 th.


    As of 06:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Scattered valley cloud.



FORECAST:

Building ridge of high pressure with slightly warmer temperatures in a North Westerly flow aloft will bring a welcome mostly sunny day to the South Coast of B.C. The ridge is expected to stick around for a few days but the persistent low to the North will still send cloud our way into Wednesday. Ridge flattens Wednesday night with a damp day forecast for Thursday. Upper level trough will bring a wet day on Thursday with showers expected Friday and Saturday. Another weak Pacific ridge will hopefully move back in for Sunday. Guesstimates: 0 mm Monday>Wednesday, 2-6 mm by Friday morning, trace-2 mm by Saturday morning, 1-3 mm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High will finally bring some summer like weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

      High maintains control with a very large low to the North, could be cloudy Tuesday.





     High still maintaining for Wednesday, but low to the North will likely send a few clouds.



     Low wins on Thursday with some rain in the forecast.

    Looking wet on Thursday.

    Unsettled Friday with some showers.

    High begins to build for Saturday but low will likely bring more showers Saturday.

    High pushes back in for Sunday with unsettled weather.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed three Indian Soldiers in Kashmir. Article below.                     Net Pic

    



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Just after opening Monday morning. Trace of rain recorded on Monday.

    Very unsettled Tuesday morning. Precip started around 07:45 Hrs. 1.1 mm recorded at 660 m.

    Early Wednesday morning, +1 in the alpine. 5.3 mm recorded at 660 m during the day.

    Thursday morning, looking moist. 

    Very warm at Lake Joe on Thursday & Friday.

    Saturday morning, +2.5 Deg C at 2180 meters.

    Saturday evening sunset. Lake Joe, after a welcome wet afternoon.

    Sunday afternoon the high in the valley was +17.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills three Indian Soldiers in Kashmir: Northern India

Prosecutors say avalanche killed Dyatlov group in Urals in 1959: Russia

Avalanche Bulletin: Jasper National Park

July 2020 ENSO Update: La Nina Watch

Climate change in Mountain Ecosystems: The Monitor

Hotham and Falls Creek to close until at least August 15: Snowbest

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