25 Jul 2014

July 25, 2014

 
    Weather did not change until 16:00 Hrs on Monday; July 21, 2014.

   By 20:00 hrs it had turned into a nice evening.

    Dark clouds moved in quickly on Tuesday afternoon around 15:00 hrs, July 22, 2014.


    Looked ominous, but just some spotty light rain.

    Mostly cloudy Wednesday, nice wind Wednesday evening before rain started around 20:00 Hrs.

    Fresh snow in the alpine Thursday morning. -1 at 2180 meters, 0 at 1835 meters. July 24, 2014.

    Approximately 20 cm fell overnight.                                                              Adam Mercer Photo

 
    A relatively dry day on Thursday, lots of people enjoying the outdoors.                                                                                                                                                                                



Weather observations for July 25, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs this am.

2180 meters        +3, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters        +4, Winds were 0-10 KPH from the SSW
1550 meters        +7, Relative Humidity 97.5%
  660 meters      +11, Valley Temperature, Max Temp yesterday + 14.4, 18.3 mm of Precip Yest
                                   9.9 mm of rain fell on Wednesday at Nesters Weather Station



For the forecast, unfortunately a moist westerly flow will keep the area mostly cloudy today with drizzle\light rain for the morning. Weak upper level ridging should bring sunny breaks by the afternoon. Saturday is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. A strong high pressure ridge south of our zone will bring warm and sunny conditions by Sunday and for most of next week. Still a significant low pressure to the North so only time will tell how it may affect our zone.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have cloudy conditions with variable to obscured skies at 1835 meters.

    Satellite image this am, July 25 Th at 07:00 Hrs.


    Too many lows close by.


    Hope the high to the South is strong enough to keep the low at bay later in the week.



    Began to rain lightly around 10:00 Hrs in Whistler on Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014.

    The big picture July 23. Did not really rain hard here until Wednesday evening after 20:00 Hrs.

    Still cloudy Thursday evening but there were some blue patches around.



Articles:

Understanding snow with a proactive tool for avalanche safety: AvaTech

Fernie Avalanche Industry Bursary Program: Fernietrails

Pieps DSP review: Outdoorgearlab

Dealing with bouncing avy beacons: Earnyourturns

Update on Avalanches in Switzerland: Valais Alps

Globe sizzles to record high temperatures: Globe and Mail

Preliminary Winter Weather Prediction: The Weather Centre

Parents of snowboarder killed by avalanche in Alaska sue heliskiing company: Haines, AK

BC Sar Summaries: July 14-20, 2014




Video Fridays:

Failed bike jump: OUCH!!!

How to wash your wing suit: Switzerland

Summer Skiing: Beerhat

Cyclist clipped by a pickup truck: LiveLeak

Riding the unrideable: Williams Lake , B.C.

Spat out by a sluff: Eric Pollard



    Sun beams over Soo Valley, Tuesday afternoon.

    North aspect of Ipsoot Glacier.

    Thursday morning July 24, 2014. 2240 meters !                                             Adam Mercer Photo  

    Grass was flattened from the deluge on Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.  

    Snow on Thursday made the Horstman Glacier look nicer.

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