27 Aug 2018

August 27, 2018

    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche injured a man on Ben Lamond near Queenstown. Story below.                   Net Pic


    PAST WEEK:

    Tuesday morning August 21, 2018. Improving visibility.

    Wednesday morning August 22, 2018. As of 06:00 Hrs air quality at 4.

    Early Thursday morning August 23, 2018. Air quality in Whistler at 10+.

    Sunrise Friday morning at 06:14 Hrs. +4 deg C. Air Quality index at 3 as of 06:00 hrs in Whistler.

    Saturday morning August 25, 2018. Air quality index at 2.

    Sunday morning, +5 Deg C, air quality at 2. Nice to have some rain!! FL dropped to 2600 meters.


Weather Observations for August 27, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        +1, Winds were 50-75 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters        +4, Winds were 40-55 KPH N--Rendevous
1650 meters        +4, 3.9 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters        +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.0, 4.3 mm of precip recorded yest


    Sunrise this am, 06:19 Hrs. Scattered cloud to the North and unlimited visibility. Air Quality at 1.


FORECAST:

An upper level ridge is building offshore with sunny weather in a Northerly flow aloft. The ridge will remain in the area Tuesday with another sunny day. An upper level trough will slide down the coast on Wednesday with some more precipitation and a West-Southwest flow aloft. The trough will weaken on Thursday through Friday with a mix of sun and cloud. A weak ridge should bring mostly sunny skies to our zone for Saturday into Sunday.


    GOES IR image from this am.



    High building with a Northerly Flow Aloft.

    Sunny Days.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High shifts West on Tuesday.

    More Sun.

    Upper trough moves down the coast.

    May see 3-5 mm of rain on Wednesday.


    Unsettled weather on Thursday, relatively dry.

    Mostly cloudy.

    Mostly cloudy Friday.


    High will likely rebuild for Saturday but there are some inconsistencies in the models.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

   An improvement Monday morning August 20, 2018. Sunrise was at 06:08 Hrs.

    Still smoke in the area Monday, especially to the North.

    Tuesday afternoon, Tantalus Range with some smoke.

    A fire in the East Kootneys, Tuesday.

    Smokey in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Tuesday.

    Wednesday 18:30 Hrs.

    Smoke obscures mountains again on Thursday.

    Marine Stratus layer has pushed into the valley, Friday! Air quality did improve!

    Saturday morning, cooler and cleaner air.

    Sunday morning cloud layer hovering in the 2000 meter elevation.

     Early Monday morning August 27, 2018.  Full Moon and great colours.



VIDEOS:

Avalanche control: Chile

Proximity Wingsuiting: Zermatt



ARTICLES:

Man injured in avalanche in Queenstown on Ben Lamond: New Zealand

Another article on the above incident: Otaga Times

Mount Washington Observatory honours rescuer killed in avalanche: New Hampshire

Sledder Slang 101: Mountain Sledder

When smoke gets in your eyes-and in your lungs: Pique

Better Air Quality: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Last Glacier standing in Venezuela: Humboldt Glacier

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