13 May 2016

May 13, 2016

    Early Thursday morning May 12, 2016.

    Some clouds to the Northwest.

    Good night for crust recovery, firm in the morning with good spring conditions.

    Clouds thickened as the day progressed.

    Mostly cloudy by 17:00 Hours.

    By 19:30 Hours it had changed again. More blue less white!!

    Scattered cloud by sunset which was at 20:47 Hours.

Weather Observations for May 13, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +1, Winds were  15-30 KPH E --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +3, Winds were  20-35 KPH E --Rendevous
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 150 cm Base, RH 75%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +21.2. trace of Precip recorded yest

    As of 06:30 Hrs this am we have some high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the battle of the high and lows will continue with the high winning today. We will see mostly sunny skies with some cloud development in the afternoon .  The FL will likely hit 3000+ meters in a Southwesterly flow for today. Offshore flow should bring warm temperatures to the area today.  Saturday should see a mix of sun and cloud with the slight chance of some isolated showers Saturday night/early Sunday. Sunday is also unsettled with more cloud than sun with the slight chance of some isolated rain showers. By Monday we should be into a slightly cooler weather pattern with some precipitation.

    A high over low block will bring sunny warm weather to the area today.

    We may see some cloud development later this afternoon.

    Saturday starts out sunny with clouds by the afternoon and the possibility of some showers later.

    Unsettled with the possibility of some showers for Sunday.

    500 MB into next week.

    Flow for today into Saturday.


Avalanche Mitigation with Explosives: Solitude, Utah

Close call with a Helicopter Rescue: Utah

Logan Pehota sends it: Chamonix

Ridiculous Tricks: Andrew Pelton


South Coast Boundary Revisions: Avalanche Canada

Spring considerations for avalanche forecasting: BackCountrySkiingBlog

Weather Predictions--It's Math !!: NOAA

NOAA'S premier forecast model goes 4-D: Super Computers

   12:30 Thursday afternoon.

    16:15 Hours Thursday, not much change!!                                                                                                                                          

    Have heard of more cougar sightings.

    Certainly lots of food for them!! Thursday morning on Blackcomb.

    Maintenance on the Peak to Peak Lift.

    Looking North Thursday morning.

    Looking North at 17:00 Hours. Layers of cloud!

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