23 Oct 2015

October 23, 2015

    50 million ton ice and rock avalanche in the Yukon October 12Th. Story below in articles. Net Pic

    Cool colours Monday morning October 19, 2015.

    Big picture from Monday.

    Cloudy Tuesday morning.

    Unsettled by the afternoon, October 20, 2015.

    Wednesday morning--Pemberton Airport

    Stratus layer Thursday morning, -4 at 2240 meters October 22, 2015.

    Hurricane Olaf, East of Hawaii will be of interest in the very near future. Likely going NE.

   Todays big picture image--Hurricane Patricia to the Right. Hurricane Olaf to the North, Nora left.

    Whistler Mountain Thursday afternoon. Stratus layer dissipated fairly quickly.

Weather Observations for October 23, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 5-15 NNE--Horstman Hut Station
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters      -1, Relative Humidity 93%
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12. Trace of rain recorded.

   As of 07:00 hours this am we have fog in the valley, broken cloud to the North and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a flat ridge will bring mostly sunny conditions to the area today into Saturday. We can expect fog in the mornings. Should see a change Saturday evening with some cloud development as a weakening front moves onshore with intermittent showers expected Sunday into Monday morning. The ridge rebuilds Monday evening into Tuesday with sunny conditions. Another splitting and weak front is expected Wednesday into Thursday. More on that in Mondays post. Seasonal temperatures are expected over the next few days.

    Split flow will bring similar pattern as last week. Unsettled weather with mostly dry conditions.

    High pressure aloft today will bring mostly sunny skies, some ground fog this am.

    Saturday is also looking like a nice day. Some cloud development Saturday from the low.

    Low pressure will bring cloudier conditions for Sunday with some intermittent showers.

    Lingering cloud on Monday with the ridge rebuilding by the evening.

    Upper level ridge moves in for Tuesday.

    Another splitting frontal system expected Wednesday but more on that in Mondays post.

Video Fridays:

El Nino vs The Blob: Short Explanation

A message from the backcountry: The Forecaster

Best of the Rampage Finals: Virgin, Utah

When mountains crumble: Large Rock Slide in Switzerland


Mount Steele Ice and Rock avalanche: Yukon

Voluntary recall of avalanche probes: G3

The Blob in the Pacific Northwest: Wikipedia

Avalanche survivor developed Sudoku induced seizures: Live Science

How to wash GoreTex: Outdoor Research

Experts to review public message on avalanche risk: Scotland

    Monday morning at sunrise.

    Many cloud layers on Monday morning.

    Deconstruction of the lower section of the Bike park. Getting ready for winter!!

    Sunset Tuesday evening.

    Wednesday afternoon, weak cold front moved through fairly quickly, .7 mm of rain at 660 m.

    Satellite image from Wednesday afternoon. October 21St.

    Satellite image from Thursday morning.

    Just before sunset Thursday evening.

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