30 May 2016

May 30, 2016

    Sloughs in Whistler Bowl after the new snow.

    Last day of the 2015/2016 Season. Happy Gaper Day.

    Tantalus Range early Sunday morning.

    Much more unsettled the further South from Whistler.

    Looking down Howe Sound.

    Pow turns on Blackcomb Mountain Sunday morning.                                          Save Reid Photo

    Some sloughs on JC wall.                                                                                         Steve Reid Photo

    Lots of sightseers enjoying the new snow Sunday just after 12:30. Still overcast.

    Whistler Mountain, later Sunday afternoon. Became unsettled.

Weather Observations for May 30, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 5-10 KPH S   --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      0, Winds were  0-5  KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters    +1, 0 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 102 cm Base, RH 87%
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.4. 0.6 mm of Precip recorded test

   As of 08:00 Hrs this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge will build over the region today into Wednesday, in a Northwesterly flow aloft. As of now a weak front may affect the zone on  Wednesday with an increase in cloud, overcast and showers for Thursday/Friday but the high should rebuild as soon as the front passes through. Warm temperatures will return with the FL reaching 3000+ meters by Monday evening. Enjoy the nice weather!!

    Upper level high moving into the zone

    Flow for today.

    A few clouds around for the morning.

    High builds for today.

    Looks good but we will likely see a few clouds.

    Another nice day Wednesday. Likely some clouds as well.

    Thursday/Friday could have some showers.

    Ridge rebuilds Saturday/Sunday as of now!!


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    Early Sunday morning. 09:30 Hrs.

    16:30 Hours on Sunday, unsettled at this time.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon. High is growing.

    Vancouver Sunday morning.

    Some folks went for a tour!!                                                                                    Steve Reid Photo

    Still cloudy around 13:00 Hours.

    Bike park was much busier than Saturday. 24.1 mm of rain does make a difference.

    Big clouds Sunday afternoon over Whistler.

    Some avalanche activity.

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