2 May 2018

May 2, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Allalin Glacier, Switzerland. Article Below.  Net Pic

     An avalanche on Glacier Rond has killed a ski tourer, France. Article below.           Net Pic

    Locally, Sz 1.5 Na cornice drop. A Sz 2.5 Na wet slab on East facing slope.



    YESTERDAY:

    Thick Stratus layer in the morning.

    Layer dissipated by 10:00 Hrs.

    Nice looking day in the valley by 10:00 Hrs. High in the valley yesterday was

   14:00 Hrs Tuesday, +4 Deg C at 1835 meters. Wasting no time in removing the snow.

    A few clouds around in the afternoon.

    Sunset in Whistler yesterday was at 20:30 hrs.


Weather Observations for May 2, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +2, Winds were  5-10 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +1, Winds were  5-10 KPH S--Rendevous
1550 meters    +1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 215 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +18.0, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

The upper level ridge will bring sun & cloud to the area today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL will reach 3000+ meters by days end with more cloud in the mix by this afternoon. The ridge will flatten on Thursday and push Eastward as a weak onshore flow brings cloud and some moisture to the area. Unsettled again on Friday with some more moisture and the FL dropping to around 2300 meters. The ridge rebuild for Saturday with mostly sunny skies than unsettled weather for Sunday.
Guesstimates: 0 mm by Thursday morning, trace-2 mm by  Friday morning, 2-4 mm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


    High pressure with warmer temperatures.

    Sunny this am.

    Onshore flow may bring a few clouds for this afternoon.


    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled Thursday.


    Cloudier in the afternoon.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome day in the Okanagon.

    Different perspective of this piece of art.

    Mix of sun and cloud in Penticton.

    Very Spring like. High of + 20.4 Deg C yesterday.

    Unsettled Tuesday morning.


ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Allalin Glacier in Valais: Switzerland

An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Glacier Rond near Chamonix: France

Speedrider sets off an avalanche: Val d'Isere

Recent avalanche in Ledakh: You Tube

Swiss police say 6 th skier dies after snowstorm in Alps: Switzerland

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