11 Jun 2018

June 11, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Lenzspitze, Switzerland. Article below.   K. Wallis image



    LAST WEEK:

    Monday June 4, 2018. Snow melted quickly once the sun appeared, at 09:30 hrs it was 0 Deg C.

    Tuesday June 5, 2018. As of 07:00 Hrs at 1835 meters it was 0 Deg C.

    Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018.

    Thursday morning June 7, 2018. +4 Deg C.

    Friday June 8, 2018. Raining with limited visibility. 12.3 mm of precip recorded at 1650 meters.

    Saturday morning Juneuary 9, 2018. More fresh snow. -1 at 1835 meters.

    Sunday morning, Juneuary 11, 2018. -2 at 1835 meters.

    Monday morning, June 11, 2018. At 06:00 hrs -2 Deg C.


Weather Observations for June 11, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW  --Rendevous
1650 meters     0, Base ? 3.2 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.8, 2.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have mostly overcast skies and variable visibility.



FORECAST:

The cold upper trough we have been experiencing will slowly exit the area this morning in a Northwesterly flow aloft. An offshore ridge will eventually bring some unsettled weather with sunny breaks and the FL reaching 2200 meters by this afternoon. Unsettled weather again for Tuesday with the possibility of some isolated rain showers in the afternoon. The low moves down the coast on Wednesday with another cold upper trough bringing periods of light rain and overcast skies. Thursday will be unsettled and we should see the FL begin to rise to around 2500 meters. Friday will slowly see an improvement with unsettled weather and the FL rising to around 3500 meters. An upper level ridge will build over the Pacific bringing warm sunny conditions into early next week.

    GOES IR image this am, high is building.


     Low and High are bringing unsettled weather. Still cool at 1500 meters.


    High pressure begins to build this am.


    Fronts along the coast.


    Low begins moving down the coast.


    Looks nice Tuesday morning.


    Clouds move in for Tuesday afternoon.


      Low will be sending moisture our way on Wednesday.


    Looking like periods of light rain for Wednesday. 3-5 mm in the Whistler area, possibly>.


     Unsettled for Thursday.


    High will be providing some influence.


    Still unsettled Friday.


    High strengthens Saturday and into early next week.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Monday morning at 2180 meters, 09:30 hrs fresh snow and a temperature of -3 Deg C.

    Monday morning eventually became unsettled, 11:00 hrs.

    Suspension Bridge construction is in full swing. Negative temperatures over the past few days.

    Tuesday was a cold day, at 14:00 hrs only +11 in the valley. A few showers in the morning.

    Park was busy at 20:00 Hrs on Wednesday.

    Wednesday just before sunset, Suspension Bridge is coming together.

    Clouds were moving in on Thursday morning.

    Emerald Chair being dismantled, Friday morning.

    There were some sunny breaks on Saturday.

    CDFL training.

    Sunday afternoon, snowing in the alpine.

    Same time frame Sunday with sunny breaks in the valley.

    Monday morning, June 11, 2018.


VIDEOS:

Triple back flip: Instagram

New bike carrier for chailifts: Doppelmayr



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a Ski Tourer in the Valais area: Switzerland

Whistler Blackcomb donates $20,000.00 via Backcountry Ticket Proceeds: Spearhead Huts Project

Fatal avalanche accidents in the 2017-2018 hydrological year: Switzerland

Avalanche barriers are being installed above Svalbard: Norway

Community snow observations: The Future of Snowpack Data

Can't we all just get along: Skiing History

Plastic Waste and Toxic Chemicals are being found in the remotest areas of the planet: Snowbrains

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