24 May 2014

May 24, 2014

    Sunset Friday May 23, 2014, cloudy with light rain.

    Yesterday afternoon looking down Howe Sound, pleasant compared to Whistler.

    The new view from the Chief, hiking to Peak 1.

    As you went North yesterday evening the weather was not as nice as South of Squamish.

    First light this morning, drier, but lots of moisture available.

Weather observations for May 24, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters         -1, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters          0, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the S
1550 meters        +4, No new snow, Base 113 cm
  660 meters        +9, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +16.8

    As of 08:00 Hrs at 1860 meters we have overcast skies with variable visibility.

For the forecast, the very weak upper ridge has had little affect on the cloud cover in our area. Today there is a chance of showers, possible sunny breaks this afternoon. The next frontal band looks to be weaker than first forecasted so we will see light precipitation Sunday into Sunday night as the Westerly flow with associated moist air mass passes through our zone. A deep upper trough is forming in the Pacific off the coast of Vancouver Island for Monday, this will keep the weather cool and showery for next week. Monday will be cloudy with light to moderate precipitation.  Tuesday and Wednesday as of now are looking unsettled with some precipitation expected. Thursday is looking cloudy and wet. Freezing levels will be slightly lower than they were last week, fluctuating from 2300 to 1800 meters.

    Satellite image from this morning, not a lot of breaks in this picture.

    GFS model for tomorrow.

Snoqualmie Pass Conditions for the weekend: Northwest Avalanche Center

Deep snow keeps Pioneer Mountains Scenic byway closed: Montana

The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review: Outdoor Gear Lab

Avalanches, PTSD, and Talking: Interesting Article from Scotland

Snowing on Mt Cook: New Zealand Avalanche Center

    Howe Sound yesterday around 19:00 hrs.

    Looking towards Vancouver late yesterday afternoon.

    Yesterday afternoon around 14:00 hrs, view from Tantalus Lookout.

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