19 Sept 2016

Septeber 19, 2016

Weather updated Thursday morning September 22, 2016.

    An avalanche has taken 2 mountaineers for a ride on Mount Edith Cavell, story below--Net Pic

    Monday September 12, 2016--fresh snow North of Whistler.

    Tuesday September 13, 2016--clear skies--awesome day on Crystal lake.

    Satellite image from Tuesday-big high pressure.

   Bridge Glacier Wednesday--September 14, 2016, some high cloud.

    Image from Wednesday.

    Mini Dock

   Thursday morning September 15, 2016-Another awesome day!!

   Thursday, cloud moving onto the coast.

    Friday September 16, 2016.

    Image Friday morning, same time frame as above.

    Clouds moved in Friday morning for a brilliant sunrise.

    Harvest Moon Friday night.

    Saturday Morning September 17, 2016

    Image from Saturday morning--Looks wet!!

    Sunday morning September 18, 2016.

    Satellite image from Sunday Morning.

    Nice day in Victoria.

Weather Observations for September 19, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -1, Winds were 25-40 KPH SE           --Horstman Hut
1835 meters     +1, Winds were 10-25 KPH ESE         --Roundhouse
1550 meters     +2, RH 95%  6.2 mm of rain in 24 Hrs --Catskinner
  660 meters     +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.1 1.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.

    Another dusting last night in the upper elevations.

    Satellite image for this morning.

For the forecast, a weak low pressure is moving down the coast bringing overcast conditions and light showers to the area in a Westerly flow aloft. A drying trend for tonight with unsettled conditions for Tuesday with a slight chance of some intermittent showers. High builds for Wednesday into Friday with mostly sunny weather. By Friday we should see some cloud development as another low moves down the coast bringing unsettled weather for Saturday. Models are not in agreement to what will happen on the weekend but looks like cool showery weather Saturday, deteriorating on Sunday. Will update on Thursday morning.

Update September 22, 2016-- a weak upper level ridge will bring another nice day to the area Thursday in a Northwesterly flow aloft.  By tonight we should see some cloud move into the area
as a weakening front moves onto the coast in a split flow. We can expect mostly cloudy skies and light rain showers Friday. Saturday may see some cloud in the morning as another weak ridge builds
with unsettled and drier conditions into Sunday.

    Weakening front moving down the coast.

    Weak front passing through on Friday.

    Ridge rebuilding Saturday into Sunday.

    Weak low and associated cold front should move through by tonight.

    Most of the precipitaton occured last night.

    Unsettled for Tuesday.

    High pressure for Wednesday and Thursday.

    Clouds for Friday with unsettled conditions, at this time mostly sunny.

    Maybe mostly sunny on Friday, time will tell

    Unsettled for Saturday with more cloud and showers by Sunday.

    High possibly by Tuesday of next week but thats a long way off.


Avalanche season begins in North America: Jasper Area

Update on the avalanche incident on Mt. Teranaki: New Zealand

Radar Tech pierces the powder to reveal avalanche innards: Science

Arctic sea ice just tied for the second-lowest level ever recorded: Washington Post

August 2016 - Hottest August in recorded history: NASA

    Awesome day Monday in the Chilcotin area.

    Crystal lake--Tuesday.

    Tuesday Night-Clear under a bright sky.

    Wednesday evening moonlight.

    Sunset Georgia Strait Wednesday evening.

    Big Picture on Thursday

   Sunrise in Victoria Friday Morning.

    Saturday late in the afternoon, Victoria-rain stopped at around 13:00 Hrs. 10 mil recorded.

    Evidence of snow Saturday night on Whistler Peak--0 Deg when this image was recorded.

    Sunday morning over Southern Vancouver Island.

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