14 Jul 2013

July 14, 2013

A few clouds, but a nice looking day.
Satellite picture is looking good.

At 2240 meters the temperature was +4, winds were 10-20 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was +10. In the valley the temperature was +14. Observations taken at 08:00 hrs this am.

For the forecast we can expect mostly sunny skies for today with some clouds lingering in our area. There is a chance of a rain shower later today. High pressure should dominate for most of the week except for a trough which will push through late Tuesday evening into Wednesday with some forecasted rain showers. Thursday however is looking sunny with the ridge establishing itself for the remainder of the week. Warmer temperatures are expected this coming week.

High pressure seems to be expanding.

Avalanche warning for skiers and boarders: Queenstown

Snowstradamus: Powder Afficionado; Joel Gratz: Long Range Weather Forecaster

Snow report for Australia and New Zealand: Jour de Neige

Glacier Wave Surfing: Alaska

There have been some recent posts on this winters weather predictions. It appears that the tropical sea surface temperature has remained neutral. Similar conditions to that of last winter are likely to be in store for our area. La Nada again, which when you think of last December the conditions were pretty amazing. El Nino winters tend to be warm and less stormy. La Nina winters are usually colder, wetter and have more snow. Last winter was certainly on the drier side of the scale but the sunshine was nice. Of course there is always climate change to throw into the mix!!

Sunset last night from Whistler.

Some of the high note trail on Whistler will be open today. Hiking on Blackcomb is very nice right now with some of the colours starting to appear.

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