16 Sep 2019

September 16, 2019


    Monday September 9, 2019. 18:00 Hrs. + 6.9 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the West.
    1 mm recorded at Pig Alley from 15:00-17:00 Hrs.

    Tuesday September 10, 2019. 14:30 Hrs. + 9.2 Deg C with a 0-10 KPH Westerly breeze.

    Wednesday September 11, 2019. 16:30 Hrs. + 7.7 Deg c with a light wind 5-15 Southeast.

    Thursday September 12, 2019. 18:00 Hrs. + 2.8 Deg C with a brisk 45-60 KPH SE wind at 2240M

    Friday September 13, 2019. 17:00 Hrs. +2.8 Deg C with a 40-65 KPH wind from the East.

    Saturday September 14, 2019. 18:00 Hrs. +2.6 Deg C with a 60-75 KPH wind ENE.

    Sunday September 15, 2019. 16:00 Hrs. + 11 Deg C.

Weather Observations for September 16, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters        0, Winds were 0-5 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters        ?, Winds were No Data--Round House
1650 meters      +2, 0.1 mm of rain, 2.5 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +8, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.1, ? mm of precip recorded yest

Wet last week, 100.6 mm of rain recorded at 1835 meters before Sunday.

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


Unsettled for today as a cool upper level trough in a Westerly flow aloft passes through. Cold front for Tuesday with rain for most of the day. Upper level trough for Wednesday with diminishing showers early in the day becoming unsettled and dry as a weak ridge builds into Thursday and Friday. Another system moves down the coast on Saturday, likely cloudy with periods of rain by Sunday.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for Monday.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Frontal band for Tuesday as the low moves down the coast.

    Cool upper level trough for Wednesday, with dry unsettled weather.

    Unsettled again Thursday, with a weak ridge just to the West. More sun than cloud.

    Unsettled Friday, likely more cloud.

    Unsettled with the weak ridge but a system is coming down the coast.

    Another front on Sunday.


    No new known avalanche activity.

    High risk in the Mt Cook Area: New Zealand


    Unsettled Monday morning Sept 9, 2019. At 09:00 it was a cool +3.6 Deg C and calm at 2240 M.

    Smith Inlet, Great Bear Lodge, an awesome place to visit!!

    Fattening up for the winter!

    Not sure how to explain the lines on this Humpback!? Likely prop marks?

     Hey Bear.

    Thursday was a moist day in the valley. High of +13.7 Deg C.

    It does rain on the West coast.

    But just wait 5 minutes!!!

    Another moist day Saturday, +12 in the valley at 18:00 Hrs.

    1942 Grumman Goose

    Sunday morning 10:30 Hrs. + 10 Deg C with light rain.

    Sunday Morning.


How rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries negatively impact transceivers: BCA

NOAA ENSO Diagnostic Discussion: Sept 12, 2019

On the front lines of climate change in the World's North most Town: World Economic Forum

Two strong fronts--lots of rain for September: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

9 Sep 2019

September 9, 2019


    Monday September 2, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 12.6 Deg C with a WSW wind 5-15 KPH.

    Tuesday September 3, 2019. 12:00 hrs.

    Wednesday September 4, 2019. 12:30 Hrs.

    Thursday September 5, 2019. 13:00 Hrs.

    Friday September 6, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 14.8 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH West wind.

    Saturday September 7, 2019. 14:30 Hrs. + 12.1 Deg C with a light wind 0-10 KPH E. Showers

   Sunday September 8, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. + 7.8 Deg c with a SSW 15-25 KPH wind.

Weather Observations for September 9, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +2, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +6, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters      +6, 0 mm of rain, 0.5 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +11, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17.6, ? mm of precip recorded yest

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


Cool, unsettled weather for today in a weak Southerly flow aloft. The upper level low over us today will bring the chance of some showers but feeling like it may stay fairly dry, with the sun showing itself at times. Tuesday is looking cloudier with the chance of some very light showers around noon.
More cloud for Wednesday, with a cold front expected for Thursday. The front may stall off the coast Thursday but looks like a moist period into the weekend. Difficult to say exactly what will happen at this time. Ridging for early next week!!

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Weak low over us for unsettled weather today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Upper level trough for Tuesday with the chance of some light showers mid day.

    Low to the North will bring cloudy skies on Wednesday.

    Low continues to slide down the coast on Thursday.


    Ice Avalanche on Mars. Article below.                                                                      NASA Image


    Armchair Glacier. High in the valley on Monday was + 28.0 Deg C.

    Awesome day Tuesday. High in the valley was + 24.5 Deg C.

    Wednesday, very warm day in Osoyoos, + 34 Deg C.                                                J Budd Image

    Area 27 near Oliver, B.C.

    Friday, 17:00 Hrs. + 15. 8 Deg C with a 10-25 KPH West wind. + 24 Deg C in the valley.

    Weak front approaching on Saturday afternoon.

    Sunday evening at YVR.


Ice Avalanche on Mars: NASA

Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off B.C. Coast similar to "the Blob": CBC News

Staying Safe on a Ski Tour: Mammut

Transceiver Searching 101: Brush up on your avalanche skills: GearJunkie