9 May 2018

May 9, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Glide cracks on Mount Davidson. No new avalanches observed locally yesterday.


    YESTERDAY:

    Some clouds to the South Tuesday morning.

    Clearer to the Northwest.

    More cloud as the day progressed.

    Looking South at around 15:00 Hrs.

    Nice day in the valley, +23 Deg C! 16:00 Hrs.

    Still a few breaks to the East at around 18:00 Hrs.

    Much darker as the front arrived at around 21:00 hrs.


    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.



Weather Observations for May 9, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +1, Winds were 35-65 KPH S  --Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters    +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 190 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters  +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +24.3, 0.4 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is raining lightly.


FORECAST:

The weak cold front pushed through last night with a shortwave upper trough in the area today in a Southwest flow aloft. Rain started falling at around 21:15 hrs in the Whistler area last night. The weak trough will bring periods of rain and unsettled weather to the area today. The FL last night remained above 2240 meters and is expected to drop to 1800 meters by tonight. An upper level low will move down the coast with cool showery weather expected for Thursday. An upper level ridge is forecasted for Friday and sunny weather should prevail into next week, with warm temperatures.
Guesstimates: 4-6 mm by Thursday morning (1-2 cm above 1600 meters), 1-2 mm by Friday morning,
0 mm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Upper trough for today with periods of light rain.






   Fronts along the coast.

    Low moves down the coast.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

   Glazed shmooh.

    Snow line is moving up quickly.

    Gray Jay

As of Tuesday!! This may change!!

    Snow pack is melting quickly, especially around the rocks.

    Last night at around 21:15 Hours when rain started falling in Whistler.


ARTICLES:

Wet Slab Avalanches: Avalanche Canada

Best Season Ever: Powder Canada

How to fuel for the skin track: Powder

17-18 Swiss Winter officially one of the snowiest in 30 years: InTheSnow

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