29 May 2014

May 29, 2014

    Broken cloud yesterday morning.

    Cloudier mid morning.

    Snowing and overcast by noon yesterday at 1860 meters.

    Unsettled in the afternoon with a few snow showers in the upper elevations.

    This bear is gaining weight very quickly.

    Young deer grazing on the abundant grass near Base 2.

Weather observations for May 29, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters       -1, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the WSW
1860 meters        0, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the S
1550 meters       +4, The snow is melting
  660 meters       +9, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +17, .5 mm of precip yest.

For the forecast, the upper level low is shifting East, leaving a weak upper level trough in our area for today. Cloudy skies with periods of light precipitation this morning into this afternoon. The trough will affect us for Friday as well, unsettled for Friday and improving as the day progresses prior to the arrival of a strong ridge for Saturday thru Tuesday. Mostly sunny for this period but some convective activity will likely bring some cloud, especially Sunday.

    As of 07:30 in the alpine we have obscured skies, raining lightly, limited visibility.

    Satellite Image from 07:00 Hrs this am, May 29, 2014.

    Mid morning things started changing. May 28, 2014

    By noon it was overcast and snowing at 1860 meters, Wednesday.

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