28 Jul 2017

July 28, 2017


    Climax avalanche at Mt Hut last weekend.                                                             Leigh Fry Image

    Storm brings welcome snow to new Zealand July 21, 2017.                                    Mt Hutt image


    Moist Saturday July 22, 2017.

    Unsettled on Sunday July 23, 2017. Improved as the day progressed.

    Monday morning July 24, 2017. +8 at 06:30 Hrs. looking like another awesome day.

    Tuesday morning July 25, 2017.

    Wednesday morning July 26, 2017.

    Thursday morning July 27, 2017--+14 Deg at 07:00 Hrs.

    Image from the same time period on Thursday Morning.

    Friday morning July 28, 2017. +8 at 1835 meters as of 06:00 Hrs.

Weather Observations for July 28, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   +7, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters   +8, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters   +8, RH 78%--Catskinner 
  660 meters +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +24.6, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    Image from this am.


A broad upper level ridge will bring sunny warm weather for today and Saturday in a dry Southwest/West flow aloft. Cloud around on Friday. A weak upper level trough to the North will bring cooler temperatures for Sunday into Monday but with dry sunny weather, with the possibility of some cloud. Warmer temperatures will prevail as the ridge continues to dominate the pattern into next weekend, with sunny warm summer weather.  A strong high pressure in Texas will slowly migrate into the North central area of the US bringing warmer temperatures to the area by Wednesday.

    High pressure in Texas will migrate up to Nevada mid week bringing warm temperatures.

    High pressure for today.

    Upper trough to the north will likely bring slightly cooler temperatures.

    Cooler on Sunday.

    Ridge strengthens mid week.

    Warm ridge will bring warmer than normal temperatures to the Pacific Northwest next week.

    High pressure will prevail into next weekend.


    Dried up later in the day Saturday, 6.1 mm of rain recorded at 660 m with max temp of +17.8.

    A nice sunset somewhere else Saturday.

    Sunday afternoon, +24.1 in the village. Awesome biking weather.

    Image from fires last week.

    Monday morning. Temp as of 06:30 hrs was +8. Warmed up to 27.7 Deg.

    Tuesday the max temp went to 29.7 Deg.

    A nice sunset Tuesday night in Ontario..

    Wednesday morning +10 at 08:00 Hrs, max temp for the day was +27.3 Deg.

    Thursday morning. Compare the amount of snow now with July 2, 2017. Image below.

    July 2, 2017.

    Haze in the distance Friday morning.

    Entrance to the Top of the World Trail, Whistler Mountain. Submitted by Michael Cooperberg.


Hard on the shocks: Last Winter Mega Dump

The Big Dig Out: Mt Hutt, NZ

Speed Flyer lands in moving cable car: France

Shredding the World's Highest Sand Dunes: Peru


Porter's Ski Area uses Heli for avalanche control: New Zealand

Are avalanche deaths and atmospheric rivers linked: Desert Research Institute

Temperature controlled by the Pacific Ocean: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

How does snow metamorphism influence settling?: SLF

Avalanche risk high as snow crack appears at Broken River Ski Area: New Zealand

Summer Sea ice melt in the Arctic: Science Daily

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