17 Oct 2014

October 17, 2014

    Dhaulagiri Claims 5 people in an avalanche, Death toll 29 in Nepal, more missing. Story below:

    Cyclone Hudhud brings tragedy to the Nepal trekking season. Stories in articles below.

   Light rain on Wed morning. 5.8 mm of rain recorded at the Nester's Weather Station for Wed.

    Multiple cloud layers on Wednesday.

    Temperatures warmed up to +1 at 18:00 hrs on Wednesday at 1835 meters,  -1 at 2240 meters.

    Snow line moved down Thursday Morning.

    Mount Currie Thursday October 16, 2014.

    Thursday October 16, 2014 at 17:00 Hrs. A few holes over the valley.

Weather observations for October 17, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters        -1, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters         0, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the SE
1550 meters       +3, Relative Humidity 95%
  660 meters       +5, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +9.7, .3 mm of rain recorded

For the forecast, A low in a Southwesterly flow, has reached the coast with heavy precipitation expected later today. A warm front will bring light rain this morning before a cold front arrivers later today with moderate to heavy rainfall. This low will push through by Saturday morning leaving showers and cloudy conditions in its wake. Unsettled conditions should prevail by Saturday afternoon as a weak ridge builds into Sunday. Expect a mix of sun and cloud before another front moves our way Sunday evening. Heavy precipitation with this next front will ease by Monday afternoon than intensify into the evening and ease off by Tuesday morning. The weather will be influenced by two major events in the Pacific, Typhoon Vongfang this weekend and there is a possibility the remnants of hurricane Ana may reach our coast by next week.  Freezing levels are expected to go higher than the local peaks by the weekend, then drop back down by Tuesday. We are dodging a very wet bullet heading to the northern parts of Vancouver Island and the wet coast where they could receive in excess of 200 mm of rain in the next week. We should see the snow line again by Wednesday, could drop as low as 1500 meters. Warm weather may follow.

    Heavy Precipitation for today.

    A change for Saturday.

    You can see hurricane Ana at the bottom left of this image.

    Potential for 20-40 mm of rain by Saturday afternoon.

    Lots of moisture out in the Pacific.

Video Fridays:

Typhoon Vongfong: From Space

Speed Kiting in Chamonix: Arnaud Longobardi

James Heim's Whistler backcountry POV: Edit 2014

This dude has some quick reflexes: Situational Awareness

US Winter Outlook on You Tube: Climate Prediction Centre

Helicopters used to rescue people in Nepal: Manang, Nepal


Death Toll climbs as Nepal Rescuers search for missing Hikers: Himalayas

HOARR your way to Backcountry Travel: Friends of Berthoud Pass

Remnants of Cyclone Hudhud cause deadly blizzards and avalanches in Nepal: The Watchers

Anatomy of an Avalanche: CBC News

Avalanche Canada Mountain Weather Forecast: ACMWF

Life and death choices in a Himalayan Blizzard: New York Times

        Avalanche Canada Foundation having a fund raiser at Dusty's: Click here to order tickets

                     Cyclone Hudhud lingers over Nepal On Tuesday into Wednesday.

    Great colours in the Upper Pemberton Valley on Wednesday afternoon.

    Early Thursday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday at 12:30 Hours. Image below taken at the same time, 1835 meters.

    Temperature was +2 at 12:30 Hours.

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