6 May 2018

May 6, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

   Sz 3 Avalanche from a few days ago in Lakeside.

    Fracture line from slide on Lower Disease Ridge.

    Different perspective of above avalanche.

    From the Brandywine Area.                                                                                   Toby Salin Image

    No new avalanches observed yesterday.



    YESTERDAY:

    Saturday morning, a few clouds.

    Clouds moved in later in the morning from the Southeast.

    Still an awesome day.

    Cumulus clouds in the afternoon.

    Clouds dissipated later in the day.

    Just before sunset.




    Saturday Afternoon

    Big picture on Saturday afternoon!


Weather Observations for May 6, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +3, Winds were 15-45 KPH NE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +6, Winds were   5-25 KPH E  --Rendevous
1550 meters    +6, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 198 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters    +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +21.9, trace of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

An upper level trough will bring unsettled weather today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. Surface flow will continue from the North and the FL will spike at around 3000 meters. Chance of some intermittent isolated rain showers for today but the air mass is fairly dry. A weak upper level ridge will try to build for Monday into Tuesday but looks like unsettled weather will continue until Tuesday night when a Pacific frontal band pushes through into Thursday. This front will lower temperatures and the FL could go as low as 1700 meters Wednesday night. Ridge could rebuild by Friday.
Guesstimates: trace-2 mm by Monday morning, trace-4 mm by Tuesday morning, trace-4 mm by Wednesday morning, 15-20 mm by Thursday morning.( 10 cm possible above 1600 meters)


    GOES IR image from this am. 


        Weak Upper level trough with warm temperatures at 1550 meters.

    Unsettled this am.

    Unsettled!

   Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled!

   Unsettled!


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

   Looking West Satuday morning.

    Poop Chutes.

    Brandywine Area                                                                                                        Toby Salin Image

   Its been warm!                                                                                                                 Toby Salin Image

   Castle Towers Saturday afternoon.

    Cable and Com lines removed.

    Alpine was open but had to close by 14:30 Hours Saturday afternoon.. Warm up there this am!!

   There were some characters around on Saturday.

   Guru!

    Tricks at 2240 meters. Max temp yesterday at this elevation was +7.2 Deg C.

From South Coast Touring:


Jim Morrison
May 5 at 10:00pm
 
So this spring's darling seems to be Cloudburst(last year was Icecap): over 20 people there today. We were alone as we got there first, but on our way down we saw 2 groups of skiers and one large group of snowshoers. Awesome conditions up there, with a long slog on the Chance Creek FSR, as the parking is around 700m elevation. Much less coverage than last year in the lower levels, but still enough for now.



ARTICLES:

Melting snow pack allows NSR ability to search for missing backcountry users: North Shore

Last weekends storm final death tally--16: Pistehors.com

Avalanche survivors face the Trauma of Living: Cassidy Randall

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