17 May 2016

May 17, 2016

   09:30 Hours May 16, 2016--Just above the very thick stratus layer.

    Layer began to lift at around 09:45 Hours.

    Visibility became very obscured as it lifted.

    Later in the morning the valley began to break.

    Into the afternoon there were some large holes.

    By 17:00 Hours it was unsettled with mostly blue.

    Just after sunset Monday night.

Weather Observations for May 17, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +3 Winds were  5-15 KPH SW  --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +5, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSE --Rendevous
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 134 cm Base, RH 98%
  660 meters  +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +18.5. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scattered cloud, a lifting stratus layer in the valley and                     unlimited visibility at 1860 meters.

For the forecast, a weak ridge of high pressure will bring dry unsettled conditions to the area today in a Westerly flow aloft.  A mixed bag of cloud, with low level stratus and some scattered mid and high level cloud. The FL will hover in the 3000+ meter range and we will see some sunny breaks as the day progresses. A weak cold front associated with an upper level trough will move down the coast from the Gulf of Alaska on Wednesday with increasing cloud during the day and rain beginning to fall in the afternoon into the evening. The air mass will remain cool and unstable as the upper level low remains stationary with rain expected for Thursday becoming unsettled with showery weather for Friday. Models are in some disagreement as to the weekend but looks like a trough will bring cool showery weather to the area over the weekend with seasonable temperatures.

    Mostly cloudy this morning improving as the low level cloud lifts.

   Weak ridge builds for Tuesday with unsettled conditions.

    Flow for today.

    Wednesday morning is looking unsettled before a weak cold front pushes into the area for the PM.

    Looking moist for Wednesday evening.

     Low will start to influence our zone by Wednesday evening.

    Mostly cloudy for Thursday with some light/moderate precipitation.

    Low to the South will bring unsettled weather for Friday.

    Low still spinning cloud our way on Friday.

    Looking moist for the weekend with showers.


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    07:45 Hrs Monday morning.

    14:00 Hours on Monday

    Big Picture Monday afternoon.

    Groomers have been doing an amazing job keeping trails open. Lower Cloud 9

    Looking North Monday afternoon.

    Horstman Creek was pumping on Monday.

    Water -Water everywhere. 1500 meters!

    Grass is looking great!!

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