15 Jun 2014

June 15, 2014



    Early Friday morning, another awesome day in the mountains.


    A rogue cell did move in from the North with thunder and lightning June 13, 2014.

    It moved in from the ice cap then headed East over the top of Blackcomb.

    Moved slightly South to Garabaldi lake then Northeast.

    Two hours after the activity it was unsettled.




Weather observations for June 15, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2180 meters     -0.5, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters         0, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WSW
1550 meters       +3, Base Almost gone
  660 meters       +9, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +15

Weather stations at 2240 meters and 1860 meters on Blackcomb stopped on Friday at 15:15 Hours just after a strike near the peak.

The forecast has brought us another cloudy day as a trough passes through our area. Mostly cloudy conditions, a few breaks with isolated showers can be expected in a Westerly flow. The flow will shift to Northwesterly by tomorrow bringing another trough with a few more breaks. The cool unstable air mass has the potential for some more lightning activity tomorrow, with unsettled conditions. A very weak ridge is expected for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and convective cloud development. The remainder of the week is looking unsettled with cooler temperatures than we have been experiencing. The freezing level tonight could drop to 1800 meters.



  Mostly cloudy this am with some patches of blue, image taken at 07:45. Fresh Snow above 2000 M.


    Satellite image from this morning at 07:30 Hrs.


    Low is still circulating to the South, may see some sunny breaks today.


   Satellite image from yesterday afternoon.


One-Legged backcountry Skier: Vasu Sojitra

Para Sailer ski cut a big avalanche: You Tube

Chamonix & Spring Avalanches: Natural Line

Patterns in unexpected skier triggered avalanches: University of Calgary




    Picture during the activity.

    Less than 2 hours later.


    Catskinner weather plot is almost dry.

                             Fast boat in the lead, Bowen Circumnavigation Race Sunday.

    Lots of sailboats in Howe Sound.

    Male Spruce Grouse on Blackcomb: All about birds

    Pigeon Guillemot in Howe Sound: All About Birds

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