12 Jun 2015

June 12, 2015

   An avalanche on the Leh to Nubra Valley Road has claimed 2 lives, article below.             Net Pic

   An avalanche on Tocllaraju Mt. in Peru has claimed three lives, story in article section.    Net Pic

    Monday June 8, 2015, another awesome day in Whistler. Max temperature hit 30.8.

    Blue bird at 13:00 Hours, Monday.

    Tuesday June 9, 2015--A repeat of yesterday. Max temperature of 29.9 in the valley.

    A few more clouds out and about compared to yesterday.

    Wednesday June 10, 2015--Looking like another amazing day. Max temp of 27.9 in the valley.

    More cloud to the South and West early Wednesday morning.

    Early morning June 11, 2015. Some high cirrus cloud. Max temp of +23 in the valley yesterday.

    Satellite image from same time frame yesterday morning.

    Thick clouds later in the morning Thursday. Much cooler than the past week.

Weather Observations for June 12, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters        +1, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters        +3, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters        +4, Relative humidity is 92%
  660 meters      +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest was +23. 0.2 mm of precip was recorded yest.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have obscured skies at 2180 meters with limited visibility.

For the forecast, upper level troughing with the low spinning to our North will bring unsettled conditions (mostly cloudy) with cooler temperatures for today with the chance of some isolated showers this afternoon. Westerly low level onshore flow should switch to Northwesterly flow aloft later this morning into the weekend. Westerly flow will likely return for Monday and Tuesday with temperatures warming up to seasonal values. Saturday will see sunny skies in the morning with developing cloud in the afternoon and a slight chance of some isolated showers. Sunday will see a similar scenario with the chance of some showers. Monday as of now is looking cloudier with sunny breaks and a slight  chance of some showers. The high will weaken slightly at times over the weekend as the low moves Southeast. Still looking relatively dry, so far this June we have had 1.0 mm of rain recorded at the weather station at 660 meters.

    Cloudier today as the low spins closer.

    Cooler with Northwesterly flow aloft.

    Ridge strengthens in the morning.

    Low has some more influence on Sunday.

     High keeps pushing back early next week.  Should have a better forecast on Monday.

Video Fridays:

Mountain Hare runs into an avalanche: Vimeo

Short clip on Mountains and trash: France

Fort Williams Downhill World Cup Highlights: Scotland

Snowboarder gets caught in an avalanche: You Tube


Avalanche near Leh claims two lives: Northern India

Avalanche claims three climbers in Peru: Huascaran National Park

Climate-change sceptics more ambivalent than we thought: Science Daily

Canadian Snow Bike in the making: Quebec

Utah Annual Report 2015: Utah Avalanche Center

    Callaghan Lake June 8, 2015.

    Outflow on Callaghan Lake.

    June 9-2015, Not much snow left on Mount Currie.

    Some clouds were in the area on Tuesday.

    Wednesday June 10, 2015--West Aspect of Rainbow Mountain.

    Soo River below the diversion weir.

    Upper level trough to the North spilled cloud into the area Thursday June 11, 2015.

    Thursday June 11, 2015--Not as much snow on Harmony road as most years.

    Cloudy at noon looking Southwest.

    More blue later Thursday afternoon.

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