14 May 2018

May 14, 2018


    Long glide cracks top left. No new avalanche activity noted locally yesterday.

    Brandywine area.                                                                                                    Ray Mason Image

    Recent wet slab.                                                                                                     Ray Mason Image


    Castle Towers & Mount Garibaldi.

    The Tusk and Tantalus Range.

    Great day to be skiing/boarding with your Mom.

    High cirrus cloud moved in later in the day.

    Just before sunset.

    Sunset was at 20:48 Hrs. We are gaining 3 minutes of daylight per day presently.

Weather Observations for May 14, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +8, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +9, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters    +9, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 160 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +29.0, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scattered cirrus cloud and unlimited visibility.


The upper ridge will bring another warm sunny day in a Northerly flow aloft. We can expect some high thin cloud in the area today with the FL reaching 4000 meters. Flow aloft may shift to Westerly later in the day. The ridge is expected to flatten on Tuesday evening with cloud moving in from the Southwest. An upper low to our South will bring increasing cloud cover and the chance of some precipitation Wednesday night into Thursday. Models are not in agreement for next weekend so more on that later.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Very warm at 1550 meters later today.

   Ground Hog day.

    Very warm!!

    Fronts along the coast.

    Feels like July!!

    More of the same!!


   Old blast marks.

    Moraines are weeping.

    The weekend has been very colourful.

    What ever it takes to not get burnt!!

   High of +13 Deg C at 2240 meters yesterday.

    In the past week the snow pack has shrunken from 195 cm May 6-163 cm May 13. 32 cm in 7 days.

   Sunrise this am was at 05:27 Hrs.

From South Coast Touring :

Matt Gunn
May 14 at 12:10am
Great conditions Friday, May 12 on Mamquam. Solid overnight freeze made for fast travel to the summit. Corn was perfect on south aspects around 10:30


No injuries after human triggered avalanche at Alta: Utah

The body of hiker who died in an avalanche in March has been found: France

Wet Avalanche flowing like a river: Italy

Avalanche Advisory from Parks Canada: Waterton Lakes

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