8 Oct 2018

October 8, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Pakistan engulfs trekkers, video and article below. 


    PAST WEEK:

    Tuesday morning October 2, 2018 -- Sunrise 07:13 hrs--+1.5 Deg C.

    Wednesday morning October 3, 2018.

    Thursday morning October 4, 2018. Just before sunrise. -2.3 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Friday morning October 5, 2018.

    Saturday morning October 6, 2018.

    Sunday morning October 7, 2018. 10:45 am.



Weather Observations for October 8, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters          0, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters        +1, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1650 meters              No Data --Pig Alley
  660 meters        +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.5, 4.5 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.



FORECAST:

A Pacific frontal system will bring intermittent showers and periods of rain today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 2500 meter zone for today. An upper level trough will follow the frontal band with mostly cloudy skies by tonight with the chance of some showers into Tuesday morning. A ridge of high pressure should begin building on Tuesday and strengthen on Wednesday. Good agreement in the models for the ridge to persist into next weekend.

    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low moving down the coast.

    Front pushing through this am.

    High building to the North.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Trough for early Tuesday, should see a drying trend by Tuesday afternoon.

    Nice looking Tuesday afternoon.



    High strengthens Wednesday.

    May see some cloud development.

    High dominates with fairly warm temperatures.


    Low from the North begins to push South.

    We might see some cloud on Friday but good chance high will win out.






    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Monday morning Oct 1, 2018 08:30 hrs.

    Moist day in the valley Monday, 26.4 mm of rain recorded at 660 M.


    Great colours Tuesday morning,

    Looking white for the beginning of October, Wednesday morning.

    Thursday, blue bird with a touch of winter!

    Friday evening.

    Just after sunrise Saturday morning.

    A moist day on Sunday, 4.5 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Thanksgiving morning.




VIDEOS:

ISSW Oct 7-12, 2018: Teaser

Trekkers caught in an avalanche in Pakistan: October 1, 2018



ARTICLES:

Trekkers are sent hiding in rocks as an avalanche engulfs them: Pakistan

Experts issue advisory about dangers of avalanches in the backcountry: CTV News

Early snow prompts avalanche warning in high alpine areas: Switzerland

How to properly prepare for avalanches: Learn from the Pros

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