8 May 2015

May 8, 2015


    Another amazing day Thursday May 7, 2015. Early in the am.

    West Bowl on Whistler Mountain.

    Old cornice release near the Tusk.

    Old avalanche activity in the Tantalus Range.

    Just before sunset Thursday evening.

Weather Observations for May 8, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      0, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the SW
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1650 meters    +3, No new snow, Base 160 cm, relative humidity is 67%
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +20.2.

    As of 07:00 Hours at 1835 meters we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, the upper level ridge will strengthen today with the freezing level reaching close to 3000 meters later today in a dry Northerly flow aloft. The ridge will dominate into the weekend but the low to the North may spins some cloud our way for Saturday and Sunday. Freezing levels will be above the local peaks for most of this time period.  Nice weather into Monday morning may be replaced by a an upper level trough bringing cooler and showery conditions into the middle of next week.

    Ridge is well established over our area.

     High pressure expanding today.

    Low will spin some cloud at us by Saturday afternoon. Surface thermal trough moving East.

     Clouds will move in on Sunday for unsettled conditions.

    Unsettled Monday with more sun in the morning, showers in the afternoon, rain by the evening.

    Unsettled for Tuesday with light rain showers and high freezing levels.


ARTICLES:

Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin: B.C.

Hundreds of bodies may be buried in Nepal Avalanche: Kathmandu

The importance of Avalanche Safety: Teton Gravity Research

Survivors battle for helicopters near Nepal Village that vanished: Langtang


    Looking SW Thursday morning.

    No clouds over Mt. Garibaldi.

    Green on Lower Dave Murray.

    06:00 Hours Friday May 8, 2015--Already warming up on East facing slopes.

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