12 May 2018

May 12, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    No new avalanche activity observed locally yesterday.



    YESTERDAY:

    Early Friday morning, sun rise was at 05:31 Hrs.

    Blue bird at 09:00 Hrs.

    Clouds began to move in from the North.

    Looking towards Mount Garibaldi.

    Still an awesome day with the clouds, North wind helped keep it a little cooler.

    Sunset last night was at 20:45 Hrs.



    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.


Weather Observations for May 12, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +3, Winds were 40-60 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +7, Winds were 35-40 KPH N--Rendevous
1550 meters    +8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 176 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +22.9, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have thin high overcast and unlimited visibility.

FORECAST:

An upper ridge will bring sunny skies and warm temperatures to the area in a Northwest flow aloft. Some high clouds from the low to our North are coming over the high but should burn off as the day progresses. The FL will slowly rise to around 3800 metes by tonight. High will continue into the middle of next week, we may see a change by Wednesday, but the ridge may hold. Bring out the sun screen!!

    GOES IR image this am, some high cloud spilling in from the NE.

     High is blocking the lows. A bit warmer today.

   Another awesome day.

    High strengthens.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Another Sunny Sunday!!

    High gets bigger!

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Nice spring skiing on the Horstman Glacier.

    Great morning for race training.


   Blackcomb Glacier Ski Area Boundary Friday.


    Snow in the alpine is melting quickly.

    Horstman Creek.


ARTICLES:

What in the world is Graupel: Mother Nature Network

Desert dust causes early snow melt and water loss: Colorado

WSDOT crews work to remove snow on Chinook Pass: Washington State

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