8 May 2016

May 8, 2016

    Sunrise Sunday May 8, 2016 was at 05:35--Happy Mothers Day!!

    Another warm awesome day Saturday May 7, 2016.

    Getting very thin at the Accelerator Load.

    Snow on Show case T-Bar was very nice early Saturday morning.

    Blue Line was skiing well also, no real crust recovery over night.

    Some high scattered cloud to the Northwest.

    Lots of people enjoying the warm spring like conditions.

Weather Observations for May 8, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +1, Winds were  20-25 KPH S      --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +3, Winds were  10-20 KPH SSE --Rendevous
1550 meters     +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 160 cm Base, RH 65%  --Catskinner
  660 meters   +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +26.8. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

Normal maximum temperatures in the valley for this time of the year is +16.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weak trough is moving through the area with unsettled conditions in a West-Southwest flow. There is a slight chance of some precipitation later today but the air mass has dried out and the ridge is fairly strong. Cooler temperatures with the FL hovering in the 2400 meter range dropping to 1600 meters by Sunday night.   Ridge will rebuild on Monday with warmer temperatures and sunny skies by the afternoon into Tuesday with the Fl rising to 2500 meters. Another weak trough will likely push through Tuesday night into Wednesday with some very light precipitation and above normal temperatures. A cooler unsettled pattern is expected past Wednesday, with periods of ridging and unsettled weather.

    High pressure will have some influence today.

    Weak trough for Sunday with unsettled weather.

    Ridge builds again for Monday and Tuesday!

    Another weak upper level trough for Wednesday.

     Some ridging again for Thursday.


Spring Conditions: Avalanche Canada

Lack of Red Dust from desert means slow and steady Snowmelt: Colorado

Avalanches and Rainfall cause devastation in Pakistan: Climate Change Watch

    07:00 Hours Saturday May 7, 2016.

    14:45 Saturday afternoon, clouds are getting closer.

    Big picture Saturday.

    By 18:15 Hrs the clouds began to move in.

    This image was taken at the same time as the above satellite image. Clouds moved in quickly.

    Harvesting snow for the glacier.

    Be careful of the glide cracks.

    And Rockfall!

    Lots of spring fashion statements.

    There are many bears out and about.

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