18 Aug 2017

August 18, 2017


    Avalanche hits truck at Mt Hutt Ski Area, story in article section.                        Hennie Murray Pic


    Saturday August 12, 2017.  Unsettled most of the day with sunny breaks.

    Sunday afternoon August 13, 2017. Overcast with showers.

    Showers in the afternoon with a high in the valley of +19.9 Deg.

    Monday August 14, 2017.

    Tuesday August 15, 2017.

    Clouds moved in on Tuesday morning.

   Alpine flowers are well worth going up to see!! Cloudy with sunny breaks on Tuesday.

    Wednesday August 16, 2017. More cloud than sun!!

    Mount Davidson Wednesday afternoon.

    Early Thursday morning August 17, 2017.

    High pressure mid Thursday morning.

    Friday morning August 18, 2017. Overcast and looking like there is potential for rain showers.

Weather Observations for August 18, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +6, Winds were 30-35 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
1860 meters    +8, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters   +11, RH 77%--Catskinner 
  660 meters   +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +25.0, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest


The low in the Gulf of Alaska and the high in the Eastern Pacific will bring unsettled weather for a few days in a Westerly flow aloft. An upper level trough and associated cold front to our North will bring mostly cloudy skies for today with the possibility of some isolated showers. Unsettled dry weather over the weekend with a mix of sun and cloud as the ridge has some influence. The ridge looks like it may rebound on Monday into Tuesday with mostly sunny weather. An upper trough is forecasted for Wednesday into Thursday so there is a chance of some precipitation, will update on Monday.

    Image from this am at 07:15 Hrs.

    Friday Morning. May get lucky and most of the precip stays South.

    Different image Friday morning. Isolated showers may hold off until later in the day.

           Flow into mid week.

    Battle of the High and Low.

    Unsettled for Saturday.

    Low may win out on Sunday.

   Ridge pushes North early in the week.

    High looks to win on Monday.

    Low moves down the coast mid week.

MONDAY UPDATE August 21, 2017

High pressure will build today into Tuesday for some nice weather. A weak upper trough will push through Wednesday/Thursday with mostly cloudy weather and the possibility of some showers on Thursday. The ridge is forecasted to rebuild for Friday into the weekend.

    Change to Northwest flow aloft Sunday morning brought clouds into the area.

    High rebuilds Monday. May see some clouds around. Westerly flow.

    Looking good for Tuesday.

    Nice Wednesday morning with increasing clouds as the day progresses.

    Likely some moisture on Thursday.

    High rebounds Friday into Saturday.


    Awesome day for Crankworx Saturday, high at 660 meters was +19.9 Deg.

    Unsettled in the am with rain showers & overcast conditions in the pm on Sunday.

   1.5 mm recorded at 660 meters on Sunday.

    Stratus layer Monday morning, High of 20.6 Deg in the valley.

    Footings for the new Kees and Claire Hut . Tuesday morning.

    West side of Fissile on Tuesday night.

    Sunset Tuesday night.

    Mostly cloudy on Wednesday.

    Cleared off Wednesday night, High in the valley on Wednesday was +23.1 Deg.

    Dawn Thursday morning, sunrise was at 06:04! +5 Deg at 05:30 Hours.

    Nice light Thursday morning.

    Footings ready for walls!!

    Thursday evening, sunset was at 20:27, we are losing 4 minutes of day light per day.

    Fires are still burning in BC and the Northwest Territories. Luckily the flow is good for Whistler!!


Avalanche control in the Remarkables: New Zealand

An impressive avalanche captured on film last year: Chile

Top to Bottom-1525 meters (5KFt) Descent: Whistler Bike Park

Jet Powered Wingsuit flight: Jarno Cordia


Avalanche buries ute (?truck) at Mt Hutt Ski Area: New Zealand

Skiers pleased; road closed: New Zealand

ENSO diagnostic discussion for August 2017: NOAA

Improving our understanding of El Nino in a warm climate: EOS

Lightning strike kills mountain biker near Telluride: Colorado

July 2017 was hottest on land in recorded history: NOAA

The World is on Fire: Current Wildfires

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