21 Jul 2014

July 21, 2014

    Looks like the end of August in the alpine, not much snow left.


    Cloudy and showers Sunday afternoon at 1860 meters, 14:30 hrs, Cool at +7. Drier in the valley.

    Bottom of Fitz Chair same time frame. +15 Looks like good conditions! July 20, 2014.

    Conditions on Horstman Glacier as of 08:00 Hrs this am. Cooler temperatures helping melt!




Weather observations for July 21, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2180 meters        +4, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
1835 meters        +4, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the S
1550 meters        +7, Relative Humidity 97%
  660 meters      +12, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +20
                                   July 20 1.7 mm recorded


For the forecast, unsettled for today with clearing later today into Tuesday. Air mass will dry out later today as the offshore flow weakens. Tuesday is looking mostly sunny prior to a deep upper level low moving in from the North for Wednesday into Thursday.  As of now it looks like Wednesday morning will be the wettest period. A weak upper ridge will begin to build Thursday afternoon into Friday bringing back sunnier skies and warmer temperatures for the weekend. Saturday as of now is looking warm and sunny.


    Satellite image from this am at 08:00 Hrs. May have to wait for some breaks!!



         Southwesterly flow today should bring some nice weather today into Tuesday.

    Air mass for Wednesday is looking wet.

    Deep upper low will be right over us for Wednesday.








    Satellite image from Saturday evening, unsettled and cooler.

    Image from Sunday morning.


Two Australians killed in an avalanche: South Australia

US Climber killed another injured in Andes avalanche: Nevado Priamide, Peru

Big Mountain Skiing, Surviving in Avalanche Country: NAC

Perisher and Thredbo's record-beating snow welcome despite risks: Australia

But avalanches don't happen in Australia: Geoff Mallinson

Four avalanche deaths in Switzerland: Deadly Weekend



    Recent adventure to Squally Channel. Many Eagles in this area.

    Heron fishing for sea cucumbers at low tide.

    First nations fishing boat. Hartley Bay.

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