6 Aug 2018

August 6, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    No new significant avalanche activity to report. Lift damaged in New Zealand, story below.

    Lift damaged by an avalanche in New Zealand. Click here for an update. Turoa Ski Area

    More information on the above event. Mt Ruapeha

    Mount Ruapeha avalanche.

    PAST WEEK:

    Tuesday morning July 31, 2018.

    Wednesday morning August 1, 2018.

    Thursday morning August 2, 2018.

    Friday morning, August 3, 2018.

    Saturday morning August 4, 2018.

    Sunday morning August 5, 2018.


Weather Observations for August 6, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +10, Winds were 10-15 KPH S  --Horstman Hut
1860 meters      +11, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1650 meters      +12, 0.0 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +29.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have high broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

An upper ridge of high pressure will bring dry and warm weather to the area today in a weak Southwest flow aloft. The ridge will strengthen Tuesday with warming temperatures into Thursday. Friday will see an upper trough move into the area with cloudy conditions and some moisture for Friday night into Saturday. Models are in agreement but only time will tell. As of now there is a drying trend for Sunday. Enjoy the awesome summer weather.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Warm high with as fairly large low off the coast.


    Another awesome day, may see some clouds this am.


    Fronts along the coast.


    High strengthens Tuesday.

    Looking good, 30 Deg temperatures likely.

    Warm temperatures moving in from the South.

    High remains into mid week.

    A shift in the low by Thursday.

    Still an awesome looking day.

    Low and associated trough will likely move on shore sometime Friday.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Smokey on Tuesday.

    Last day of July on Georgian Bay.


    Still a bit of smoke in the air on Wednesday.


    Cooler temperatures by Thursday.

    Cumulus nimbus over Lake Simcoe.

    Clouds moved in on Friday, but no rain.

    Awesome looking morning on Saturday. Not much in the form of precipitation.

    Another awesome Sunday afternoon in Whistler. +16 Deg c at 14:00 hrs. 2180 meters.

    Sunday afternoon image, warm inland high pressure.

    Monday morning image, 08:00 hrs.


VIDEOS:

3 D animation: Avalanche Release

Summer Skiing: Finland


ARTICLES:

An avalanche on Mt Ruapehu has damaged a lift: New Zealand

Indian Army's big avalanche problem: Economic Times

Avalanche prediction model a boon for rescuers and filmmakers: Swissinfo

Heat Warning: Whistler

Snow during a heat wave: Italy

ENSO Alert: July 12, 2018

Avalanche Size- The most destructive: D5

Concern for climate as Sweden's highest peak melts away: Kebnekaise Mtn.

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