19 Aug 2019

August 19, 2019

PAST WEEK:

    Monday August 12, 2019. 17:30 Hrs.

    Tuesday August 13, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 10 with a 5-10 Kph West breeze.

    Wednesday August 14, 2019. 13:30 Hrs. +13 Deg c with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the SW.

    Thursday August 15, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. + 12.4 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH wind SW.

    Friday August 16, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. At 1865 M it was + 11.5 deg C with a 5-10 KPH West breeze.

    Saturday August 17, 2019. 13:30 Hrs. + 9.9 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH wind SW.

    Sunday August 18, 2019. 15:00 Hrs. +11.1 with a 5-15 KPH wind SW.


Weather Observations for August 19, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +3, Winds were 15-25  KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +6, Winds were   5-15 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters      +6, 0 mm of rain, 0 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +23.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 06:15 Hrs this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

A weak upper ridge will bring cool dry unsettled weather for today in a Westerly flow aloft. Similar situation for Tuesday with perhaps a bit more cloud than sun in a Southwesterly flow aloft. A weak front arrives for Wednesday with periods of light precipitation. Weak ridging for Thursday with more dry unsettled weather into the weekend. Chance of some isolated showers.



    GOES IR image from this am.


   Mix of sun and cloud for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled Tuesday with more cloud as the low nudges South.






    Low will bring cooler moist air mass for Wednesday.



    High will bring unsettled weather for Thursday.











    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has injured a man near Thredbo while touring. Articles below.          AAA Image
   
    5 people involved in an avalanche on Mount Cook. Article below.                       David Hallet Pic


    An avalanche on Beluka Mountain, Kazakhstan has injured a Russian Mountaineer. Article below.

    Weak layer leads to significant avalanche at Turo Ski field. Article below.                           Net Pic



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Haliburton Highlands sunset Monday evening.

    Tuesday 12:30 Hrs. +21 Deg C.

    Wednesday morning 06:30 Hrs. + 7.9 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the SSW.

    Thursday morning,  06:30 Hrs. Not much snow left in Blackcomb Bowl.

    Thursday afternoon, awesome weather.

    Weather moving in Friday morning, 06:00 Hrs. + 6.8 Deg C with a light wind 10-15 KPH SSW

    Friday Morning. Still looking dry and unsettled.

    Saturday high in the valley was +20.7 Deg C.

    High on the Whistler Peak Sunday was + 8.5 Deg C.



VIDEOS:

Avalanche Footage : Mt Ruapehu

Kangaroos enjoying the: POW



ARTICLES:

Aussies, skill up or stay out of the Backcountry: Avalanche Alert

Elderly man rescued from an avalanche in Australia: Near Thredbo Ski Resort

Snowboarder buried in Size 3 avalanche in Australian Backcountry: Snowy Mountains

Snowboarder relives the terrifying moment that was buried in an avalanche: Australia

Controlled avalanche at Turoa Ski field: Mt Ruapehu

Monster avalanche storms down Mt Ruapehu: New Zealand

An avalanche has injured a mountaineer from Russia: Kazakhstan

El Nino has transitioned to ENSO Neutral: NOAA

'Significant' avalanche on Mt Ruapehu forces Turoa ski field to shut down for the day: New Zealand

5 People involved in an avalanche on Mount Cook: New Zealand

Fresh Mt Cook avalanche leaves person injured: New Zealand

Quake triggered avalanches near Homer Tunnel: New Zealand

Snow draughts are coming to the American West: National Geographic

Northern B.C. braces for freak snowstorm: Summer Snow

The Arctic saw temperatures reach 34.8 Deg C in July: Sweden

12 Aug 2019

August 12, 2019


     PAST WEEK:

    Monday August 5, 2019. +19.6 Deg C at 16:45 hrs. Bluebird Day!!!

    Tuesday August 6, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 16.4 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the NNW.

    Wednesday August 7, 2019. 15:00 Hrs +19.4 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH wind out of the SW.

    Thursday August 8, 2019. 12:30 Hrs. +16.7 with a 5-10 KPH SSW wind.

    Friday August 9, 2019. 13:30 Hrs.

    Saturday August 10, 2019. 14:30 Hrs. +10.5 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the NNW.

    Sunday August 11, 2019. 14:00 Hrs. + 8.9 Deg C with a 5-15 kph wind SSW.


Weather Observations for August 12, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +4, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +6, Winds were   0-5 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters      +7, 0.1 mm of rain, 0.1 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +12, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 06:30 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Low pressure off the coast will bring unsettled weather for the next few days in a Westerly to Southwesterly flow aloft. Dry weak troughing will bring a mix of sun and cloud into Wednesday. More sun by Wednesday with Thursday looking like a nice day with more troughing by Friday into the weekend. Thinking unsettled for Friday with some rain possible Saturday then Sunday being unsettled. Time will tell!



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low off the coast with weak onshore flow, unsettled for Monday.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low still the influencer on Tuesday.





    Weak trough for Wednesday.



    High should bring a nice day on Thursday.










    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Inbounds avalanche at Hotham, Australia. Article below.                                       Matt Golding Pic


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Sunrise Tuesday Aug 6th, 05:48 Hrs. Sunset 20:48 Hrs. 15 Hrs of Daylight. + 11.9 Deg C.

    Blue Bird on Wednesday. Nice warm day on the Peak. +16.7 Deg C at 15:30 Hrs.

    Thursday 06:45 Hrs. + 11 Deg C  with a 15-20 KPH wind SW. Russian Smoke in the mountains.

    Crankworx Aug 9-18.

    Friday morning, 06:00 Hrs. Marine cloud layer moved into the valley. + 11.7 Deg C. 15-20 N

    Satellite image from Friday morning.

    Cool Saturday afternoon on the peak. + 10.9 Deg C at 14:30Hrs with a S 15-30 KPH wind.

    Sunday morning.  Started raining Saturday at 17:00 Hrs. 14.3 mm of rain by 09:00 Hrs Sunday.

    Sunday evening, Lake Country Ontario.


VIDEOS:

Aussie Avalanche: East Tate Cornice


ARTICLES:

Inbounds avalanche at Hotham Alpine Resort: Australia

Recent Avalanche Advisory: New Zealand

5 Best Avalanche Beacons (Review) in 2019: GearHungry

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free: Colorado

Northern Rockies Snow & Avalanche Workshop: November 16, 2019

Body of missing Hungarian found in ice cave, an avalanche had covered entrance: Switzerland

Predicted snowfalls risky for backcountry skiers: Australia