5 Sept 2016

September 5, 2016

    September begins with the first signs of fall. Snow in the upper elevations!!

    Monday August 29, 2016--cloudy in the afternoon. 0.3 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Tuesday August 30, 2016--Unsettled but a nice day.

    Most of the precip on Tuesday was to the North.

    Husume Chute off in the distance.

    Early Wednesday morning--7.3 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Wednesday morning--Wet all the way down the coast.

    Big picture Wednesday hurricane-Madeline & Lester heading for Hawaii--Fujiwhara Effect

    A break in the clouds Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday morning September 1, 2016. 7.8 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Thursday morning--More precipitation on the way.

    Looking over Green Lake Thursday morning.

    Fresh snow in the mountains on Friday morning, -0.8 Deg recorded at 2240 meters. 4.8 mm at 660

    Satellite image from Friday morning.

    Broken cloud in Victoria on Friday morning.

    Saturday Sept 3, 2016--snow melted but the temperature as of 07:00 Hrs was -0.3 Deg at 2240M

    Image from Saturday morning, broken cloud in the afternoon over Georgia Strait.

    Olympic Peninsula Saturday morning..

    Sunday Morning, September 4, 2016. Northerly flow with cool temperatures and a drying trend.

    Sunday morning's Image.

    Still some fresh snow in the upper elevations on Sunday. A mix of sun and cloud most of the day.

Weather Observations for September 5, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +1, Winds were 22-25 KPH S --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +3, Winds were   5-10 KPH S --Rendevous
1550 meters     +5, RH 94%  0.2 mm of rain    --Catskinner
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +18.9. 0.4 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

   Thicker clouds on the way, Monday morning..

For the forecast, yet another upper low out of the Gulf of Alaska in a Northwesterly flow aloft will bring unsettled weather to the area for the beginning of the week. The low looks like it will shift East before coming too far down the coast, but it will be sending cooler weather our way this week. Today we can expect mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers in the morning, with light rain by this afternoon into Tuesday morning. Wednesday is looking like the wettest day with light to moderate precipitation with the passage of a moist front. A drying trend on Thursday/Friday before another upper level low moves down the coast into our zone for Saturday. There is a slight chance the high may have some influence by next weekend but looking unlikely. Lots going on so difficult to determine any pattern, very unsettled.. Update September 7Th--Dry upper level trough moving in for Sunday in a Northerly flow aloft with the upper level ridge building for Monday into Wednesday of next week. Yeah, some more nice weather!!

    Flow for this week, mostly Northwesterly. A couple of lows on the way.

    Unsettled this morning showers later today.

   Some rain for Tuesday.

    Drying out Thursday/Friday.

    Another upper level low for next weekend with unsettled weather.

    Looks like some rain for next Saturday.

    Update September 7, 2016--Forecast is changing-Looking good for Sunday into next week.

    High pressure strengthening and should see influence as early as Sunday. Nice early next week.


Some maximum temperature and precipitation data for August 2007-2016.

 July               Avg Max Temp         Precipitation

2016                     +25.0                         20.8 mm
2015                     +24.2                         94.8 mm
2014                     +25.9                           2.8 mm
2013                     +23.4                         80.6 mm
2012                     +25.4                         14.3 mm
2011                     +23.2                         21.2 mm
2010                     +23.7                         31.7 mm
2009                     +23.6                         33.9 mm
2008                     +22.5                         94.2 mm
2007                     +22.2                         71.6 mm


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    Monday morning had some great sunny breaks and cool clouds.

    Horstman Creek Tuesday.

    Northeast aspect of Rainbow Glacier, the last few weeks have seen the summer firn melt fast.

    A few blue patches Wednesday Afternoon. 7.3 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Howe Sound Thursday.

    Fauna Flora creation in Victoria. Orcas surfing a bow wave!

    Wooden Boat Show in Victoria, eventually the clouds dissipated for an awesome day on Friday.

    Clouds over the lower mainland Saturday afternoon.

    Rumbling Glacier Saturday evening.

    Busy Sunday afternoon. Showers later in the day, 0.4 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Fresh dusting has given the glaciers a bit of a face lift.

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