4 May 2014

May 4, 2014

    Stratus cloud in the valley yesterday morning, it eventually lifted.

    There was some great visibility in the alpine May 3, 2014.

    A dusting of fresh snow over a melt freeze crust.

    Snowing at 1835 meters yesterday around noon.

Weather observations for May 4, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the S
1550 meters      -1, 6 cm of new snow, Base 182 cm, 4 mm of precip recorded.
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temperature, 1.4 mm of precip yesterday, Max Temp Yest was +11.6

For the forecast, a cold upper level trough with a West to Southwest flow will bring showers to the area into Monday as the low moves onshore. Several impulses of enhanced showers with downpours can be expected for today. Monday is looking drier with unsettled conditions and periods of showery weather.
Tuesday into Thursday look unsettled with afternoon showers as a very weak ridge tries to establish itself. Another front will arrive for Thursday afternoon bringing rain and warm air into the area, into Friday. Guesstimates 4-6 cm in the upper elevations by Monday morning. A couple of mm's of rain each day until Thursday night. Freezing levels may rise to 1700 meters today will rise slightly each day maxing out at 2400 meters by Thursday.

Sa(skier accidental) size 1-1.5 Ruby bowl yesterday. Partial burial no injuries.

As of 07:30 we have overcast skies, obscured visibility and it is snowing. The cold front has lowered the temperatures slightly in the past 2 hours. 0 to -1 at 1550 meters.

    Centre of the Low is pretty much over us this am as it moves Eastward.

    Image from this am at 07:30, puffier clouds have a lot of moisture, one just passed our area.

Satellite image from yesterday afternoon, relatively a dry day with some showers.

    Still some moisture heading our way.

Everest's Deadly Demands: A Sherpa's View: Travel

Guide operators hope Everest Deaths will promote long-overdue Safety Fixes: US News

Snow hydrological measurements with ground penetrating radar: Snow and Avalanche Research

Sherpa Photo Fund: Sherpaphotofund.org

Calgary a winter wonderland in May: The Province

Surviving the night: National Avalanche Center

    Valley cloud lifting.

    Major face lift for the Carleton Lodge.

    New patio on its way!!

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