4 Aug 2017

August 4, 2017


    Three climbers have been killed in an avalanche on Piramide de Garcilaso. Story below. Net Pic


    Saturday morning July 29, 2017. +9 Deg at 07:00 Hrs.

    Clouded over in the afternoon on Saturday.

    Sunday morning July 30, 2017. Slightly cooler temperatures.

    Monday afternoon July 31, 2017.

    Tuesday afternoon August 1, 2017. Hot & Smokey.

    Wednesday morning August 2, 2017. Smoke Advisory for Whistler

    Obscured on Wednesday morning, + 13 Deg 55 % Humidity at 1550 meters.

   Thursday am August 3, 2017. +16 Deg at 1835 meters at 06:00 Hrs. Humidity 45 % at 1550 M.

Weather Observations for August 4, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   +15, Winds were 20-40 KPH NE   --Horstman Hut 
1860 meters   +15, Winds were  25-35 KPH ENE--Rendevous
1550 meters   +16, RH 40%--Catskinner 
  660 meters   +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +34.6, trace of Precip recorded yest

    As of 06:00 Hrs this am.


The upper ridge will maintain until the middle of next week in a Rex Block pattern. The flow for today will be Northwesterly aloft. We will need a strong off shore flow or some precipitation to help with the smoke issue. Will update the forecast later in the weekend. Update- Northerly flow aloft will continue into the middle of the week according to the latest models. The upper ridge will strengthen and move farther North Monday and Tuesday. We may see some stronger offshore flow by Wednesday. An upper trough is forecasted for Friday/Saturday which will hopefully clear out most of the smoke, lets keep our fingers crossed.

    High pressure again for today.

    High may weaken a bit later today with possibly some slightly cooler temps.

    Rex Block Friday thru Monday.

    High for Saturday.

    High for Sunday.

    High into the middle of next week.

    Models are suggesting a change on Friday.

    Hopefully a change by next weekend.

    Possible precipitation by Sunday.

    Low pressure heading our way for next weekend.

    Recent image of the smoke.


    Early Saturday morning, +10 Deg at O7:00 Hrs, Temp maxed out at +27.2.

    Sunday afternoon. Max temp at 660 meters was +25.8.

    Monday afternoon, not much snow left in the alpine.

    Tuesday the smoke became more apparent.

    Tuesday afternoon, Daytime high of +31.8 Deg. Air quality not the best!!

    Wednesday morning smoke.

    Large warm high in the area on Wednesday.

    Satellite image Wednesday morning.

    A smokey province, article on smokes migration below.

    Smokey Thursday morning.

    A little less smoke Thursday afternoon.


Avalanche hits climbers: Peak Lenin

Putting out a fire: Jet Boater

Deadly Tsunami: Greenland


Three Mountain Climbers die on Snowy Summit in Peru Andes: Avalanche Suspected

Vail avalanche death case on hold: Colorado

Climate change shuts down another glacier based terrain park: Austria

Testing for avalanches and taking safe risks: ISSTD News

Update on the Larsen-C iceberg breakaway: Science Daily

Sunshine closes again due to Fire Risk: Snow Industry News

Work begins on Alpine Hut Systems: Russet Lake Hut

Smoke migrates into Washington State: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Update on PWL in New Zealand: Anna Keeling

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