8 Aug 2014

August 8, 2014


    Avalanche last week on Monte Rosa in the Italian Alps claims an Irish Climber, story below!

    August 6, 2014; some cloud moving into the zone, cooler temperatures as well.

    Stratus layer in our area early Thursday morning, August 7, 2014.

    In some areas there was very little cloud.

    Cumulus cloud development by mid day, on Thursday.


    Not much firn left on the glaciers in our area.

    Sunset Thursday evening 21:00 Hrs.



Weather observations for August 8, 2014; taken at 05:00 hrs:

2180 meters        +6, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1835 meters        +7, Winds were 5-10 KPH from there W
1550 meters        +9, Relative humidity was 88%
  660 meters      +11, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +25.7

Full Moon, referred to as the super moon in August is this Sunday.

For the Forecast, slightly unsettled for today with a mix of sun and cloud. A weaker onshore flow will result in warmer temperatures over the weekend as the upper level ridge builds for Saturday into Monday. Looks like another amazing stretch of nice weather into early next week. Groundhog Day!


    Satellite image from Thursday around 17:00 hrs.

    High pressure dominates for the weekend.

    Low pressure is losing the battle, high seems to be winning out.

Typhoon Halong (near Japan) and Super typhoon Genevive (Central Pacific) have been causing inconsistencies in the models, so far they do not pose a threat for a major change in the local pattern.
Hurricanes can be seen heading for Hawaii!! Iselle arriving today and Julio not far behind.


Video Fridays:

Speed Kayaking: Vancouver, B.C.

River Surfing near Jackson Hole: Legit River

Telemark Waterskiing: Vimeo

Speed Riding: Attak dans Les Seracs

A day with Adira Millan in Los Lenas: Argentina Pow

Burly Biking: Whistler, B.C.





Articles:

Climber killed on Monte Rosa Massif: The Local

Mysteries of Pomoca and Dynafit climbing skins: Wild Snow

Recent article on Australian Snowfall from European Perspective: Pistehors.com

Throwback Thursday- Avalanche Airbags: Backcountry Magazine



    Looking toward South Creek (Left) in the upper Pemberton Valley.

    Green River and Lillooet River intersection.

    Green meets Brown!!

                             Waterfall near the Ipsoot Glacier.


    Skier triggered avalanche, no burial, at Catedral Ski Resort in Bariloche Argentina yesterday.

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