16 May 2013

May 16, 2013

A dusting of fresh snow early yesterday morning, the snow drifted just along the road. Unfortunately the visibility did not change until later in the day. Snow showers occurred through out the day.

Satellite picture from yesterday morning, really thick clouds to the south.

At 2240 meters the temperature was +1, winds were 10-20 KPH from the E. At 1550 meters the temperature was +2.5, no new snow with a base of 132 cm. In the valley it was +7. Observations taken at 08:00 Hrs this AM.

For the forecast another weak upper trough over the Pacific Northwest will give us unsettled weather for today and Friday. A stronger trough will bring widespread showers for Saturday. A very weak ridge will bring drier conditions for Sunday and Monday with rain showers.  Guesstimates Today 1-3 mm, Friday 1-3 mm, Saturday 5-8 mm, Sunday 1-3 mm. Freezing levels will rise to 2500 meters today and tomorrow dropping to 2100 meters tomorrow evening.

New York Times Article, "Is it worth the risk" : Snowbrains.com

Canadian Avalanche Association Annual General Meeting: BCA Blog

Unseasonably cold weather hits parts of the UK: Snow in May

Utah avalanche season exacts heartbreaking toll: The Salt Lake Tribune

Near the end of the day visibility improved.

This is the image from around 19:00 hrs.

The valley was rather nice all day according to some low elevation dwellers.

By 17:00 hrs the sky was looking pretty nice.

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