1 May 2018

May 1, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    New activity on the Duffey.

    Duffey North end yesterday.
    Locally around Blackcomb, Sz 1-2.5 Na widespread cycle--Wet loose and wet slabs yesterday.


    YESTERDAY:

    Overcast in the valley yesterday morning.

   Avalanche husicks on the Duffey.

    Unsettled weather over the Duffey yesterday morning.

    Yesterday afternoon at around 17:30 Hrs. Temperature of +1 Deg C at 1835 meters.

    Some breaks in the valley later in the day. High yesterday of +12.6 in the valley.


Weather Observations for May 1, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -3, Winds were 25-40 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    -1, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1550 meters     0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 217 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters   +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.6, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility above 1700 meters.

FORECAST:

A broad trough yesterday has spread stratus cloud into the valley with an upper ridge building today in a Northerly Flow aloft. The cloud layer is likely to lift some and dissipate later this morning into this afternoon. Te FL is likely to rise to 3000 meters by the end of the day. Ridge strengthens tomorrow for a sunny day. Thursday is looking unsettled, and with the models in loose agreement of either an upper trough or weak upper low, the weather will be unsettled into the weekend. The FL is expected to remain above the local peaks for the week.
Guesstimates: 0 mm by Wednesday morning, 0 mm by Thursday morning, 1-2 mm by Friday morning, 2-4 mm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


      Northerly flow with cooler temperatures this morning.



    Some stratus cloud this am.


    Early this am.

    Sunny this afternoon.


    Fronts along the coast.


    Ridge strengthens Wednesday.


    Looking like a sunny day.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Old wet debris on the Duffey yesterday.

    Tailing Pond for Highland Valley Copper Mine. Shot taken from Hwy 97C.


    Tailing pond near Logan Lake.

    Mountain Goat looking a little mottled.

    Saw two goats just off the highway between Summerland & Penticton.



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