3 May 2018

May 3, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, AC produced Sz 2.5-3.5 Xh. Sz 3 Na observed as well. Wet climax slides.    Ref Pic



    YESTERDAY:

    Early Wednesday morning.

    10:00 Hrs, + 6 Deg C with a light NE wind.

    Just before noon, mostly sunny.

    High in the valley of +19.1 Deg C.

    More cloud by 16:30 Hours, +9 Deg C at 1835 meters.

    Wednesday afternoon.


    Big picture Wednesday.

Weather Observations for May 3, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +3, Winds were 10-15 KPH N  --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +5, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters    +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 221 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.1, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest

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


FORECAST:

Upper ridge flattens today with increasing cloud cover and the chance of some showers later in the day. The upper level flow will become Westerly with the FL dropping to 2400 meters. Cloud and periods of light precipitation are forecasted for Friday with the FL hovering in the 2500 meter range.
Unsettled Saturday with a mix of sun and cloud but dry. A weak upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for Sunday into early next week. Inconsistent model runs for Sunday and beyond so more on that later.
Guesstimates: 3-6 mm by Friday morning, 3-6 mm by Saturday morning, 0 mm by Sunday morning, 3-6 mm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     High flattens, low will send cloud our way. Still warm at 1550 meters.

    Increasing cloud.

    Westerly flow with some moisture.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Overcast with periods of light rain.

    Cloudy.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Early Wednesday morning in Penticton.

    Okanagan Lake.

    CAA CPD Session.

    Nice day! High of 24.8 Deg C yesterday.


ARTICLES:

Avalanche Prevention from a Bird'-Eye View: Morrisey Ridge

How the untold trauma of Teton rescue extends beyond the injured: Wyoming

Survivor of Swiss Alps tragedy--Now I know what Hell is like!: Switzerland

A dry warming period for the Pacific Northwest: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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