18 Jun 2018

June 18, 2018


   A soldier killed in an avalanche in December has been recovered in Kashmir. Article below. Net Pic

    Wet loose slides off Whistler Peak.

    Locally, wet loose slides after last weeks fresh snow.


    Monday June 11, 2018. 18:00 Hrs +1 deg C. There were a few showers during the afternoon.

    Tuesday morning June 12, 2018. +2 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018. A wet day.

    Thursday June 14, 2018. Looking like winter at 2180 meters.

    Friday June 15, 2018. Looking like the high is pushing in. +1 Deg C.

    Saturday June 16, 2018. 08:00 Hrs +5 Deg C.

    Sunday June 17, 2018. + 12 Deg C at 07:00 hrs. High of +29.9 Deg C in the valley.

Weather Observations for June 18, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +9, Winds were 25-35 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters   +13, Winds were 30-35 KPH N--Rendevous
1650 meters   +12, Base ? 0.0 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +29.9, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The strong upper level ridge will bring warm temperatures today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL should rise to aroud 4000 meters today with the dry warm airmass bringing high freezing levels into Tuesday. A weak upper level trough will push into our zone for early Wednesday morning with the chance of some lightning activity depending on what the mix is! Usettled weather for Thursday and Friday before a weak ridge rebuilds for the weekend but likely unsettled weather can be expected. It is June! There are some differences in the long range models!

    GOES IR image this am.

    Very warm for June!!

    Dry and hot.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Another hot day Tuesday!!

    High holds for Tuesday. may see some cloud from the South move in?

    Still hot on Wednesday with the low possibly sending cloud later in the day.

    Upper level trough will change the mix on Wednesday.

     Cooling off on Wednesday.

    Upper level trough may bring some instability for Thursday.

    Unsettled weather for next weekend. Mostly cloudy with some showers.


    Most of the Emerald Chair is gone!! Monday afternoon.

    Bike Park busy at 18:00 hrs, +13 in the valley, great riding conditions!! Monday.

    High overcast moved in Tuesday morning.

    Rumbling Glacier Tuesday.

    Snowing in the alpine Tuesday afternoon by 15:00 Hrs.

    It was a wet day on Wednesday.

    Good day for kayaking.

    Cedar Waxwing, Smoke Bluffs on Thursday.

    Thursday evening bike session.

    Friday evening there were some rain showers.

    Suspension Bridge Saturday morning, nearing completion.

    High cirrus clouds Sunday afternoon.

    View of Whistler Peak Sunday afternoon.

    This am!!


Night Skiing: Chamonix

Long board race: Skiing on logs


Body of soldier missing since December recovered after snow melt: Kashmir

State of the Mountains: ACC

Avalanches have been reported in : New Zealand

Snowfarming-Preserving snow over the summer: SLF

Law suit over avalanche death is underway in: Colorado

More information on above law suit: Colorado

UMASS researchers to look at increased rain in the Arctic: Boston Globe

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