4 Jun 2018

June 4, 2018


    An avalanche on Babusar Pass, has killed 5 people in Pakistan. Article below.               Net Pic

    Rescue crews dug out one person who was alive.                                                              Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a miner in Buryatia, Russia. Article below.                                  Net Pic

    Climbers very lucky after an avalanche in Tibet. Article below.                                Ines Papert Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity has been observed.


    Monday May 28, 2018. Just around 12:00 Hrs, +5 Deg C.

    Tuesday May 29, 2018. 06:00 Hrs +1 at 1835 meters.

    Wednesday May 30, 2018 06:30 Hrs +2 Deg C at 1835 meters.

    Thursday May 31, 2018. High overcast. +2 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Friday June 1, 2018 +1 Deg C at 07:00 hrs.

    Saturday June 2, 2018. +2 deg C at 07:00 hrs.

    Sunday June 3, 2018. Broken cloud and unlimited visibility. It did rain in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for June 4, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -4, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Rendevous
1650 meters   +1, Base ? 4.6 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.7, 2.4 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud, variable visibility and raining lightly in the valley.


A cold upper trough is pushing through our zone with unsettled weather in its wake by this afternoon. Today we can expect mostly cloudy weather with some sunny breaks in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL should top out at around 2100 meters by this afternoon.  A weak front is expected to arrive for tomorrow with overcast skies and periods of light precipitation. A weak ridge will bring unsettled weather for Wednesday into Thursday before another cold trough arrives for Thursday night into Friday with overcast skies and light to moderate precipitation. Next weekend will be mostly overcast with periods of precipitation and seasonable temperatures. Next weekend is a ways off but hopefully it will be unsettled with some sunny breaks.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Cold low with showers this am.

    Unsettled today with some showers in the morning.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Mostly overcast on Tuesday.

        Unsettled with the Low still influencing the weather pattern.

    Low will dominate into next weekend.

    Looking wet next Friday.


    Unsettled Monday May 28, more sun than cloud in the valley. Max temp in valley was +19.3.

    A dusting sometime early Tuesday morning or Monday night. -2 at 2180 m 06:00 Hrs.

    Wednesday morning 06:30 Hrs, -4 Deg C.

    Thursday afternoon, still dry. High of +17.5 in the valley.

    Friday morning, another dusting -2 Deg C at 07:00 hrs.

    Friday afternoon.

    Saturday morning, -1 at 07:00 Hrs. New Snow!!

    Great riding weather on Saturday! +12 at 12:00 hrs.

    Eventually it started raining on Sunday.

    Image from Monday morning.


Large Avalanche: Hunza Valley, Pakistan

Footage from an avalanche March 7th: Tignes


Snow avalanche kills five at Babusar Pass: Pakistan

An avalanche has killed a miner in Buryatia: Russia

Climbers survive avalanche on Nyanang Ri: Tibet

South Coast sees driest May on record: Environment Canada

Acoustic emission signatures prior to snow failure: Journal of Glaciology

How can we find out how much snow is in the world: EOS

WWU researcher continues watermelon snow research: Washington State

Lake Effect Snow: Science Daily

Why the Ski Industry needs foreign workers & immigration reform is essential: Vail Resorts CEO

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