19 May 2018

May 19, 2018


    SAR Team had to rescue tourists caught in an avalanche on the Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland.

    Yesterday, no new avalanche activity observed.


    08:00 Hrs on Friday morning.

    Started off a nice sunny day.

    Clouds did move in.

    By mid morning looking North.

    By noon it was cloudy.

    Darker clouds mid afternoon.

    Almost felt like it was going to rain, but flat layer with no convection.

    Later in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for May 19, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +4, Winds were 5-10 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +7, Winds were 5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1550 meters    +7, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 130 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +22.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


Unsettled this morning with clouds thickening as the day progresses, a weak upper low will bring mostly cloudy skies in a Northerly flow switching to a Southerly flow aloft this am. There is a chance of some light precipitsatoip today but the air mass has been fairly dry over the past couple of days. A weak upper trough will bring unsettled weather  tomorrow as well with a chance of some isolated showers. The high rebuilds for Monday and sticks around until the end of the weak when we may get another change.
Guesstimates: trace-3 mm by Sunday morning, trace-2 mm by Monday morning.

   GOES IR image this am.

    Much the same scenario as yesterday.

   Fronts along the coast.


   A couple of cuties.

   Rock fall is always possible this time of the year.

   Read the signs.

    Yesterday was mostly cloudy but good turns to be had.


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