18 Sept 2015

September 18, 2015

    Avalanche kills 7 Alpinists-35 cm of fresh snow and high winds-Articles below--Manu Ibarra Pic

    Snowing at 1835 meters Monday August 14, 2015. +1 at 1835 meters, 0 at 2180 meters 15:45 Hrs.

    Monday satellite image.

    Big picture on Monday.

    Tuesday September 15, 2015.  1.3 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters. Below seasonal temps.

    Cool temperatures are bringing out the fall colours.

    Thursday September 17, 2015, 11:00 Hours -- +4 degrees at 1835 meters.

    Image from Thursday morning.

    Big picture Thursday morning--Lots of moisture in the North Pacific.

    The really big picture.

Weather Observations for September 18, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      0, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters    +3, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1650 meters    +4, Relative Humidity 93%
  660 meters  +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.5. 1.9 mm recorded yesterday.

    As of 06:45 hours we have mostly cloudy skies with unlimited visibility.

   Low thick cloud in the area this morning..

For the forecast, the low pressure will continue to send frontal bands our way over the weekend. We can expect mostly cloudy skies today with intermittent periods of light rain as a weak surface ridge tries to build to the South of our zone in a Northwest flow aloft. A warm front and some light precipitation is forecasted for later today into Saturday, with more rain by the evening into Sunday morning. A cold front moves through Sunday with periods of light - moderate rain in the morning slowly improving later in the day. Models are continuing to have difficulty with the timing and strength of the systems moving into our zone. Monday is looking unsettled with drier conditions, the freezing level will again drop well below the local peaks for Sunday evening into Tuesday. Will be posting on Monday, hopefully with a more confident forecast for the week. As of now the models are favouring some nicer weather until Thursday.

    May see some sunny breaks today.

    Light intermittent rain showers for today.

    Possible breaks.

   Surface high looks to reach our zone later today.

    Wet later in the day Saturday. Drier to the South.

    Looks wet for Sunday.

    Looking unsettled for Monday with improvement as the day progresses. Unsettled Tuesday.

    Looks dry and sunny for Wednesday at this time.

Video Friday:

A bad day on the river: Rafting Carnage

Testing Gazex at Teton Pass: Wyoming

Riding a bike on a slack line: Kenny

Summer Glacier Avalanche in Switzerland: SnowBrains


Seven Climbers dead after an avalanche in the French Alps: Dome de Neige

Another article on the avalanche at Massif de Ecrins: Alpinist

Arctic Sea Ice reaches annual low: September 16, 2015

Sierra Nevada snow pack lowest in five centuries: Science Daily

Balance of Avalanche Accidents from 1971-2015: France--Translated

    Different perspective of the Porteau Cove Ferry Terminal. Monday September 14, 2015.

    Sunset over Howe Sound on Monday evening.

    Fresh snow and some breaks in the cloud Tuesday.

    Fresh snow in the mountains Wednesday,  September 16, 2015.

    Mount Currie early Thursday morning.

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