12 Sept 2016

September 12, 2016

    Last weeks weather, this week's forecast and some interesting articles below:

    An avalanche incident in NZ (Mt Taranaki) while rescuing some trampers, story below--Net Pic

    Monday afternoon, Sept 5 trace of precipitation recorded at 660 meters--2.0 mm at 1550 meters.

    Tuesday Sept 6, 2016--Multiple cloud layers but a fairly dry day, only 0.4 mm recorded at 660 M.

    Image from Tuesday morning, moisture to the East and South. Significant marine layer burned off.

    Tuesday was a fairly nice day with a mix of sun and cloud.

    Wednesday September 7, 2016--1.2 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Image from same time frame as above.

    Cloudy day on Wednesday.

    Thursday Sept 8, 2016

    Image Thursday afternoon, weather improved as the day progressed.

    Mostly sunny on Thursday.

    New BMX track.

    Friday September 9, 2016--Exactly 13 Hours of day light, Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 19:39 Hrs.

    Satellite image from Friday morning.

    Thin dark cloud on Friday afternoon.

    Saturday Morning September 10, 2016

    Cloudy on Saturday but dry, image from Saturday afternoon.

    Cloudy most of the day on Sat. High was 21.2 deg at 660 meters. Clouds dissipated by sunset.

    Sunday Sept 11, 2016-- +2 at 1860 meters. High pressure has arrived.

    Sunday morning.

    Scattered cloud Sunday morning, sunrise was at 06:42 Hrs. Still losing 4 min of daylight per day.

Weather Observations for September 12, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 15-30 KPH E --Horstman Hut
1835 meters     +2, Winds were  15-30 KPH S --Roundhouse
1550 meters     +5, RH 60%  0.0 mm of rain    --Catskinner
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.6 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 06:30 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

    Big picture--Big High Monday Morning.

For the forecast, a strong offshore upper level ridge builds bringing summer weather back to Southern BC. Offshore flow will bring warm temperatures for today into Tuesday. Low level flow should shift on Wednesday to onshore bringing cooler but dry conditions into next weekend. Enjoy!! Will update the weekend forecast on Wednesday or Thursday!! Possible for some moisture to reach us by Sunday, super Typhoon Meranti could possibly add more moisture to the North Pacific flow by the weekend.

Update: Cloudy Friday with showers beginning Friday afternoon into the evening. A cold font moves onshore Friday evening with light to moderate rain for Saturday. Showers for Sunday with cooler temperatures.

    Cold front moving in Friday night with rain for Saturday.

    Mostly cloudy with rain showers Sunday.

    Strong upper level ridge for today.

    Offshore flow will bring warm temperatures to the area by this afternoon.

    Tuesday will also see warm temperatures as the high strengthens.

    High continues into Wednesday.

    Light onshore flow for  Tuesday/Wednesday should bring slightly cooler temperatures.

    Models are not in agreement for Friday/Saturday at this time but it certainly looks dry.

    There is a low forecasted to influence the area by next Saturday. Some clouds possible by Friday.

    High pressure dominates the pattern into next weekend. Typhoon Meranti is the wild card.


Avalanche hits hikers while being rescued: Mt Taranaki, NZ

Strong to moderate La Nina now unlikely: NOAA

Aspen is serious about uphill skiing business: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Tug of war keeps scientists working on storm tracks: Science Daily

A recent avalanche advisory from down under: New Zealand

More information on the massive ice avalanche that occurred on July 7, 2016: Tibet

Grant awarded to Avalanche Canada Foundation: Calgary Foundation

Early season faceted snow issues?--New Device: The Compaction Roller

    Monday was a cloudy day.

    Tuesday--Green Lake.

    Old man winter seems to have a runny nose, must mean a good winter on the way!!

    Thursday--Mount Fee.

    Suspension Bridge to Train Wreck (click for info), an awesome addition to Whistler's hiking trails.

    Thursday--Cheakamus River below Train Wreck Suspension Bridge.

    Friday evening--sun came out just before sunset.

    Saturday afternoon, mix of sun and cloud.

    Some cloud Sunday but an awesome day with high of 19.6 Deg at 660 meters.

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