23 May 2014

May 23, 2014

    Unsettled for a short period of time around 10:00 Hrs, May 22, 2014.

    Became darker and thicker as the morning progressed.

    By noon the wet weather was moving in quickly. Started precipitating around 13:00 Hrs.

Weather observations for May 23, 2014, taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters          0, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the WSW
1860 meters        +3, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the ESE
1550 meters        +6, No new snow, Base 116 cm.
  660 meters      +11, Valley temperature, Max Temp Yest +17.4, 2.2 mm of precip yest.

For the forecast, the cold front over our zone has stalled and will slowly move away with drier conditions possibly tonight into Saturday.  The heavy precipitation should ease off later today with light rain.  Mostly cloudy, with some breaks possible for Saturday with the likelihood of light rain at times.  Another front will arrive for Saturday evening into Sunday with cooler and wetter conditions. An upper trough is forecasted for Monday prior to the arrival of a low out of the Pacific Northwest, bringing cool and showery conditions. Drier weather is looking likely for Wednesday into Thursday.

   As of 08:00 hrs in the alpine we have overcast skies, variable visibility and moderate precipitation.

    Looks like it will be a while before the frontal band passes our area. Image from 07:30 hrs this am.

    The low is certainly winning the battle for the weekend.

    Image from 11:00, May 22, 2014; many clouds but unlimited visibility.

    Image from 12:00, May 22, 2014; getting cloudier.

    Image as of 15:00 Hrs, May 22, 2014; obscured and raining lightly at 1860 meters.

    Image as of 18:00 Hrs, overcast and raining.

Video Fridays:

Speed Kiting and water skiing: France

MTB Madness: Kamloops, B.C.

Dropping into a cave on a mountain bike: Through my eyes

Last run of the year: Season Ender

Body boarder falls out of the sky just missing beach: Newport Beach, Ca.


Nepal opens up 104 new peaks for climbing: Katmandu

Norwegian Avalanche Bulletin: Varsom.no

New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed: Science Daily

Super strong El Nino in 2014? : The Watchers

    Some cool light yesterday morning.

    A brief moment of bright light yesterday morning.

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