1 May 2017

May 1, 2017


    Old debris in Lakeside Bowl.  Locally, no new avalanche activity to report yesterday.

    An avalanche on Mount Tsurugi in Japan has claimed a climber. Story in article section.   Net Pic


    Snow line below 1000 meters, Sunday April 30, 2017.

    More of the mid mountain cloud layer.

    Breaking out of the layer early Sunday morning.

    It was an awesome morning at 1860 meters.

    Sunday morning.

    Clouds thickened up as the day progressed.

    Horstman T Bar in the afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    Later in the day.

    Some breaks at sweep.

    Sunday evening.

    Large cumulus clouds just before dusk.

Weather Observations for May 1, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters      -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters      -2, trace of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 251 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.1, trace of Precip recorded yest

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


A weak upper level trough in a Northwest flow aloft will bring showery weather to the area today with the FL rising to 1600 meters. A weak upper level ridge will begin to build tonight for unsettled weather on Tuesday. By Tuesday night another warm front will bring precipitation to the area into Wednesday night with the FL rising above 3000 meters. Another weak ridge is expected for Thursday with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Friday is still up in the air, it may be very wet. More on  that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: trace to 2 cm by Tuesday morning above 1500 meters, 8-10 mm of rain by Wednesday morning, 10-15 mm of rain by Thursday morning, trace - 2 mm of rain by Friday morning.

    GOES IR Image from this am.

    Hopefully the moisture will go North.

   Mostly overcast for today.

   We may see some breaks.

    Unsettled Tuesday.

   Tuesday into Thursday.

   Looks like some precip on Wednesday.

    Drys out again on Thursday.


    Australian Mogul Team has their work cut out for them.

   Moisture leaving the snow pack.

   New addition to the Avalanche Dog Program.

   Graupel in the cord.

   Still looks like winter on Whistler.


An avalanche has killed a climber on Mount Tsurugi: Japan

Backcountry like a boss with Spring Safety Tips: Bay of Islands SAR

Crippling Destructive winter storm: Ursa

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