5 May 2018

May 5, 2018


    An avalanche had closed Hwy 99 on the Duffey Lake Road. Article below.                        Net Pic

    Duffey Lake Road is now open!                                                                        Jim Clark Photo

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed yesterday near the ski area.


    Early Friday Morning.

    12:00 Hrs Friday, +5 Deg C.

    15:00 Hrs in town, + 12 Deg C.

    15:00 Hrs at 1835 meters, +5 Deg C.

    Friday evening 19:00 Hrs.

   Just before sunset, which was at 20:35 Hrs.

Weather Observations for May 5, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +2, Winds were   0-10 KPH S--Rendevous
1550 meters    +1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 202 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


A weak high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies to our zone today in a Westerly flow aloft, switching to Southwesterly later today. The FL will rise to 2800 meters today with some cloud development later in the day. A low moving up from the South will bring unsettled spring like weather for Sunday with the FL remaining in the 2800 meter zone. More of the same for Monday with a nice lookout for Tuesday, as the ridge tries to rebuild. An upper level trough from the Southwest will bring some precipitation to the area on Wednesday. More on that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: 0 mm by Sunday morning, trace-4 mm by Monday morning, trace-1 by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Weak High pressure with slightly cooler temperatures at 1550 meters.

    Looking nice this am.

    High sticks around this afternoon.

   Fronts along the coast.

    Upper level trough pushes in from the South.

    Mostly cloudy with the chance of some showers.


    Overcast in Penticton Friday morning.

    Highway 99. Avalanche Path 51                                                                           Claire Daniels Image

   Clearing the debris on the Duffey Lake Road.                                                           Jim Clark Photo

   Overcast Friday evening.

    Wrong side of the fence.
   Just before sunrise this am.


Avalanche closes Hwy 99 on the Duffey Lake Road: News 11:30

Update + photos on snowmobiler killed in avalanche on Blackstone Glacier: Anchorage

Hatcher Pass avalanche narrowly misses snow machiner: Alaska

Massive avalanche occurs right in front of tourists: Chile

Experts confirm Swiss winter broke records for snowfall: The Local

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