13 Aug 2018

August 13, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Skier triggered avalanches on Mt Hotham, Austalia.                                     Mark Tsukasav Image

    An avalanche has killed 2 alpinist on Lenin Peak, Kyrgyzstan. Article below.                     Net Pic

    An avalanche on the Mizhingi Glacier has killed 4 soldiers in the Caucasus Mtns.             Net Pic


    PAST WEEK:

    Tuesday morning August 7, 2018.  Sunrise was at 05:49 hrs. We are losing 3 min of daylight/day.

   Wednesday morning August 8, 2018. 06:00 hrs +16 deg C at 1835 meters.

    Thursday morning August 9, 2018.

    Friday morning 05:30 hrs. August 10, 2018.

    Saturday morning August 11, 2018 06:15 hrs.

    Sunday morning August 12, 2018. At 07:00 hrs it was +7 Deg C.


Weather Observations for August 13, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        +9, Winds were 5-10 KPH N    --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      +10, Winds were 5-10 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1650 meters        +8, 0.0 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters        +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.7, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have obscured skies and limited visibility. Air Quality Advisory for Whistler



FORECAST:

High pressure begins to build in the area today with a Northerly flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 4000-4500 meter range for most of the week. With the Northerly flow comes smoke which will likely hinder temperatures from maximum values. Dry warm weather is expected until Wednesday when a Southwesterly flow is forecasted to bring slightly cooler temperatures and hopefully blow some of the smoke away. A weak upper trough is forecasted for Thursday into Friday with the high rebuilding for the weekend. There are some discrepancies in some of the models!


    GOES IR image for this am.


    High pressure for today, but smoke aloft has lowered into the valleys.

    Unfortunately we may not see the sun today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure with warm temperatures except the smoke will alter this forecast.

    Looks good but smoke likely to hang around into Wednesday.

    Flow will hopefully switch to Southwesterly sometime Wednesday.

    May see some cloud on Wednesday.

  Weak upper low may move in for Thursday. There are some differences in the various models.


    High rebuilds for the weekend.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Great looking day Monday morning August 6, 2018.

   Nice looking sky on Tuesday.

    Work ramps up on the top of the new six pack on Wednesday.

    Smoke coming up from the South. California Fires?

    Smoke Plumes over Northern California. Earth Observatory

    Nice light Friday evening 20:00 Hrs.

    Saturday morning, at 06:45 Hrs it was +8 at 2240 meters and +17 at 660 meters.

    Lightning sparks 41 new fires on Sat in the Kamloops District Wildfires BCCurrent Statistics

          Cache Creek Saturday at 16:55 hrs on Saturday August 11, 2018.           Cody Flann Pic

Some rainfall amounts that occured on Saturday from Environment Canada weather stations:

Whistler           0.9 mm
Squamish         1.1 mm
Pemberton       7.5 mm
Cache Creek  15.2 mm
Vancouver       6.2 mm
West Van         3.2 mm

    Just above Northern Washington State. Saturday 19:00 Hrs.

    Crankworks Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon. Looking smokey. Air quality statement released for: Whistler

    Image from this morning Sunday August 13, 2018. Smokey!!!

VIDEOS:

Snowboarding into an avalanche: Chile

Fast moving mud slide: Switzerland

Spicy lines in New Zealand: Treble Cone


ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills 2 alpinist on Lenin Peak: Kyrgyzstan

An avalanche has killed 4 soldiers near Pushkin Peak: Russia

Avalanche warning issued in the Victorian Alps: Australia

Multiple reports of skier triggered avalanches inbounds: Australia

Pacific Ocean's effect on Arctic Warming: Science Daily

Australis's first backcountry festival: Falls Creek

Heidi, The new avalanche rescue dog: Sunshine Village

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