22 Oct 2018

October 22, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche took a solo mountaineer for a serious ride near Indian Peaks, CO. Story below.


    PAST WEEK:

    Tuesday morning October 16, 2018. 07:30 hrs +12 Deg at 1835 meters, 0 deg in the valley.

    Wednesday morning October 17, 2018.  Some clouds rolling into the valley but another warm one!

    Thursday morning just before sunset. +9 Deg, +4 in the valley.

    Friday morning October 19, 2018. +9 Deg at 07:35 Hrs.

    Saturday morning October 20, 2018. Sunrise at 07:42Hrs.

    Sunday morning October 21, 2018. 08:00 Hrs.


Weather Observations for October 22, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        +5, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters        +6, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1650 meters        +6, 0.0 mm of precip
  660 meters          0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:30 this am we have clear skes and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

High pressure maintaining for today but will begin moving East in a Southwesterly flow aloft. Will likely see some clouds spill into the area as well later today. A weak cold front arrives later in the day on Tuesday but with unsettled conditions. Wednesday will likely see some showers before the main event on Thursday with rain forecasted for most of the day. Unsettled again Friday with a good chance of some rain showers. Cloudy Saturday with the chance of some showers on Sunday.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High maintaining with warm temperatures.

    Cold front on the way.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High continues to move East.

    Increase in clouds by days end, cold front arrives.


    Low moving down the coast, cooler temps.

    Big low.

    Looking wet for Thursday.








    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Bluebird Monday October 15, 2018. High of +20.8 Deg C in Squamish.

    Nice light onshore breeze Monday.

    Blackcomb Gondola Mid Station.

    214 flying sheave assemblies on Wednesday.

    Hauling the first rope to install the cable on the Blackcomb Gondola upper line.  Thursday.

    Some cloud around on Thursday but still a nice day. Warm temperatures melting high snow.

    Friday morning at sunrise.

    Castle Towers Friday afternoon. Bluebird.

    Nice light Saturday morning.

    Tantalus Range just before dusk on Sunday.


VIDEOS:

Bears are clever: Opening car doors



ARTICLES:

Mountaineer goes for a serious ride in Loveland Pass: CAIC

Hunters rescued after avalanche hits Fiordland campsite: New Zealand

Update on the avalanche that killed nine climbers: Nepal

Early season Turn near Crested Bute:CBAC

Avy Savvy Speaker Series: Truckee, CA

11Th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop: October 24, 2018

Ten Commandments for staying alive in Avalanche Terrain: Bruce Temper

Iceland had 650 avalanches last year: RUV Report

Keeping Klondike Highway open isn't just a blast: Alaska

Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions: Science Daily

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff: Science Daily

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