16 May 2019

May 16, 2019

   YESTERDAY:

    Wednesday May 15, 2019--Sunrise was at 05:26 Hrs. -0.30 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH wind E.

    06:00 Hrs looking like a nice day.

    08:00 Hrs, +1 with a light 0-5 KPH breeze out of the SE.

    10:00 Hrs, +3.3 Deg C with a 5-15 KPH wind out of the NNE.

    12:00 Hrs, +4.5 with a 5-10 KPH breeze out of the NE.

    Wednesday afternoon.


    14:00 Hrs, +6.8 with a 15-30 KPH wind out of the E.

    16:00 Hrs, + 8.7 with a 10-25 KPH wind out of the S.

    18:00 Hrs, + 8.6 with a 15-25 KPH wind out of the E.

    20:00 Hrs, + 7.3 with a 0-10 KPH wind out of the W.


Weather Observations for May 16, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     +1, Winds were 30-40 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     +4, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     +4, 0.5 mm of rain, 0.5 mm in 24 hrs, Base 152 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +20.7, trace of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

The wet and unsettled pattern will continue into next week. For today a low to the South will bring a cold front with mostly overcast skies and showers in a South/Southeasterly flow aloft. The FL will hover in the 2700 meter range and we can expect a few breaks this am before its arrival. A surface trough will bring mostly wet weather for Friday in a Southwesterly flow. An upper level low will remain offshore on Saturday allowing for some unsettled dry weather. On Sunday it will move onshore with light rain expected by Sunday afternoon. More of the same for the beginning of next week. Guesstimates: 3-6 mm by Friday morning, 5-10 mm by Saturday morning, trace-1 mm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR Image this am.


    Low from the South will bring showers today in a Southern flow.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low from the North will bring showers for Friday.





    Weak trough for Saturday with unsettled weather.

    Low will bring rain for Sunday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, still some Sz 1 wet loose Na and Sa.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome Wednesday morning.

    Snow disapearing on the South facing slopes.


    Wednesday afternoon. At 2240 meters Min temp of -3 with a Max temp of +5.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Peak Chair was open on Wednesday.

    What can you say about living in Whistler.

    Awesome day, felt tropical in the swamp!

    Preparing for opening day. High in the valley yesterday was + 20.7 Deg C.


ARTICLES:

One person has sucumbed to injuries from avalanche on May 11: Switzerland

Avalanche near Booth Falls a reminder of extended avalanche season: Colorado

Here is how much Colorado snow pack has exceeded winter predictions: OutThere

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