13 Jul 2015

July 13, 2015

    July 10, 2015--Clouds moving into the Whistler area. 0.3 mm of rain recorded at Nester's Station.

    Trough and associated cold front beginning to move onshore. Friday afternoon.

    Cloudy and rain on Saturday July 11, 2015. 4.2 mm of rain recorded in 24 hours.

    Finally some decent rainfall on Saturday.

    Unsettled first light Sunday morning.

    Sunday July 12, 2015--Not much snow left on the Horstman Glacier.

    Unsettled conditions for Sunday with some isolated showers and cloudy weather.

    Sunday morning, very slow moving trough pushing East. Unsettled conditions in its wake!!

    Blackcomb Bowl Sunday evening. Nice to breathe some nice moist clean air!!

    Looking South over Green lake this morning at 06:30 Hours. Rained most of the early am hours.

Weather Observations for July 13, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +5, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters      +8, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters      +8, Relative Humidity 95%
  660 meters    +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +18, 3.3 mm of rain up to midnight yest.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have mostly cloudy skies with variable visibility.

    Satellite image from this morning.

For the forecast, the weak upper level trough in the area will slowly move Eastward today with mostly cloudy conditions this morning in a light Southwesterly flow aloft, shifting Westerly later today. The air mass is moist so there will likely be isolated showers this morning with a drying trend this afternoon into Tuesday and Wednesday with cooler temperatures. A unsettled weather pattern will return for late Thursday into Friday (showers, cloud and sunny breaks) as a short wave trough moves in from the Northeast with Moderate onshore low level flow.. As of now it looks like the amplified ridge of high pressure out in the Pacific will rebuild with dry warm conditions for Saturday into the weekend. Confidence in the forecast for later in the week is low, so more on that on Friday.

    Light rain moved through our zone this morning. Unsettled this afternoon.

    Cloudy and wet this morning.

    Most of the moisture should move East by early Tuesday. Tuesday looks like the driest day.

    Fairly nice looking day by Wednesday with possible showers in the afternoon.

    Trough from the developing low to the Northeast pushes in for Thursday.

    Very large high pressure system in the Pacific will push back into the area eventually.


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    One of many cool houses along the St. Lawrence River.

    Juggling 7 balls, Quebec City Summer Festival July 10, 2015.

    The old city of Quebec is an amazing place to visit. Canadian History at its best.

    Sunrise over the St. Lawrence 05:00 Hours July 11, 2015.

    Saturday morning sunrise in Quebec City.

    A bit of blue Sunday evening looking Northeast over Alta lake.

    Some patches of blue overhead early this am.

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