13 May 2018

May 13, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent cornice induced wet slab avalanche near Blacktusk.                             Cliff Jennings Image

    Locally, no new avalanches observed, but there were some fresh cornice and pillow drops.



    YESTERDAY:

    Early Saturday morning, some cloud to the Southwest.

    Stellar Day!!!

    Blue Bird!!

    Thought there would be more action on the Tantalus Range.

    The roads are moving uphill quickly.

    Saturday Afternoon.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.


Weather Observations for May 13, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +6, Winds were 30-40 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters  +10, Winds were 20-35 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1550 meters  +11, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 166 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +26.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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

FORECAST:

The upper ridge will bring sunny warm weather to the area today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL could go as high as 4000 meters today, with record breaking temperatures a possibility. We could see a brief change on Wednesday into Thursday as a brief moist onshore push could bring some clouds and the chance of some isolated showers. The ridge appears to build again for Friday into next weekend.
Put on the sunscreen and enjoy!


    GOES IR image from this am.

    High pressure continues to strengthen.

   Clear and warm!!

   July weather in May!!


   Fronts along the coast!

    Looking good into next week!!

    Awesome weather!


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Creekside Saturday afternoon.

    Racing to the golf course or water skiing!!

    Fridays turns.

    Park has been highly entertaining.

   Fingers of mud slowly working downhill.

   Rocks are wet with all the quick snow melt.

    Cheakamus River is ripping right along!!

    Many persons going through the Boundary with no self rescue gear!!

    Its been pre gapper day for a while now, Groundhog day!!

   High in the valley yesterday was +26.7 Deg C.


ARTICLES:

Body of missing skier recovered Saturday in Whitefish: Montana

Porter from India confirmed deceased after avalanche.: Himalaya Mountains of India

Stay healthy in the backcountry by knowing these water treatment basics: BackcountrySkiingCanada

America's last woodland caribou down to 3 animals: British Columbia

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