11 May 2018

May 11, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Sz 2 slab from natural cornice release noted yesterday likely happened on Wednesday afternoon.

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed yesterday.


    YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning, fresh dusting at 2180 meters.

    Sunrise was at 05:33 Hrs.

    Thursday morning, 09:50 Hours.

    Cumulus and cumulus nimbus, frequent showers in the morning.

    Low level cumulus clouds mid day.

    Cloud lifted and dissipated as the day progressed.

    Later in the afternoon, high in the valley was +


    Clouds dissipated later in the afternoon.


    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture on Thursday.


Weather Observations for May 11, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 45-70 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 30-50 KPH NNE --Rendevous
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 181 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.9, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest


   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

The upper ridge has moved into the zone with a few lingering clouds in a Northeasterly flow aloft. The FL will rise to 3200 meters by the end of the day. Ridge strengthens tomorrow with warmer temperatures, the FL could go as high as 3800 meters. Looking nice into at least Thursday with sunny weather. Get out the sun screen!! Guesstimates: no precipitation in the near future.

    GOES IR image this am.


    High pressure will dominate weather pattern into early next week with warm temperatures.

    A few clouds around this am.

    Sunny skies!!

    Fronts along the coast.

    High strengthens!!

    Looking nice!!



INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    There were some nice breaks in the morning before convective clouds brought in some showers.

    09:50 hrs, Temp -1 at 1835 meters. No chairs left on the Emerald. Rain Showers and snow flurries..

   By 20:00 hrs no more cable on the Emerald.

    By Thursday evening the ridge was building.

   Just after sunset on Thursday, clouds have gone away!!


VIDEO FRIDAYS:

Skier outruns collapsing Spine: Richard Permin

Scary crash: Ouch

First aid training is a good idea: Nasty Mountain Bike Crash


ARTICLES:

Porter presumed dead after avalanche rescuers have not found him: India

Update on the avalanche that killed a rider on Blackstone Glacier last week: Alaska

U.S. Skier visits down for this season: Planet Ski

The Worlds top resorts according to: Planet Ski

Five ways skiing helps keep my head screwed on: Corinne Nolte

Polar vortex to hit Australia and bring lots of snow this weekend: SnowBest

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