10 May 2018

May 10, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Gangotfri National Park, India has buried a porter. Story in article section. Net Pic

    No new avalanches observed locally.

    Wednesday afternoon, certainly can see where the avalanches have occured over the past 2 weeks.


    YESTERDAY:

    Early Wednesday morning.

    Obscured in the am at 2240 meters.

    Breaks by 11:00 Hrs with rain showers.

    Clouds lifted in the afternoon.

    Breaks mid day.

    Unsettled later in the afternoon.

    Unsetled Wednesday evening.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture on Wednesday.


Weather Observations for May 10, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Horstman Hut
1860 meters     -2, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1550 meters      0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 188 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.9, 3.6 mm of precip recorded yest

FORECAST:

An upper low and associated weak trough will bring unsettled weather in a Northerly flow aloft for today. Clouds should dissipate by tonight as the high pressure begins to build. The FL will likely rise to 2400 meters later today.  A strong upper ridge will bring sunny skies for Friday into the weekend with warmer temperatures. The ridge is expected to remain in the area into early next week. Enjoy!!
Guesstimates: trace-1 mm by Friday morning.

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimitted visibility.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper low with unsettled weather and cooler temperatures.

    Unsettled this am.

    Upper low exits to the South.

   Fronts along the coast.

   High pressure rebuilds.

   High strengthens.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    A quiet day!

    Overcast mid day.

   15:00 Hours Max temp in the valley yesterday was +15 Dg C.

    River of Golden Dreams is bank to bank. Nice evening.

    Wednesday morning, many rain showers.


ARTICLES:

Porter buried in Avalanche, 40 Treckers stuck in Gangotri National Park: India

Fresh snow and snow drifts in high alpine zones: Alps

Extraordinary snowfall and very high avalanche danger 2017-18: Switzerland

The man behind Glacier's first avalanche beacons: Izzy Kolodejchuk

North Cascade Hwy to open on Friday: Washington State

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