18 May 2019

May 18, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    06:00 Hrs Friday May 17, 2019. +3.1 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH wind out of the S.

    08:00 Hrs, +2.9 with a SSW wind 15-30 KPH.

    Excitement and anticipation Friday morning.

    First upload of the 2019 Mountain Bike Park Season. 09:45 Hours.

   12:00 Hrs, +2.2 Deg C with a South wind 15-40 KPH.

    Image from 13:00 Hrs.

    14:00 Hrs, +1.8 Deg C with a 25-55 KPH wind out of the S.

    21:00 Hrs, +1.3 with a 5-20 KPH wind out of the SSW.



Weather Observations for May 18, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:15 Hours.

2180 meters    -2, Winds were 0-5 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    -1, Winds were 0-5 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters    -1, 0.3 mm of new, 6.6 mm in 24 hrs, Base 142 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters   +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.7, 7.2 mm of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

A mix of sun and cloud for today in a Southerly flow aloft. The FL will rise to 2600 meters today with cloud pushing through this afternoon as the offshore trough weakens and shifts East. Weak ridging for Sunday morning with clouds eventually moving into the area with a chance of some isolated showers Sunday evening. Low will bring wet and unsettled weather for Monday. This pattern will continue into Thursday when we will hopefully get back into a dry sunny pattern. It is May!!!


    GOES IR image for this am, very this corridor between the clouds.

    Lows along the Coast, High to the East. Unsettled weather for today.









    500 Mb image for this am. Southerly flow aloft.



    Fronts along the coast.


    High will bring sunny skies Sunday morning, cloud by the afternoon.









    Low will bring wet unsettled weather for Monday.



    Unsettled for Tuesday as well.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:


   Locally, Nc Na Sz 1-1.5 wet loose. Alpine was closed yesterday.

    Looks like a Nc release in Glacier Bowl wet loose debris.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:


    Skiers/boarders did not out number the bikers for opening on May 17, 2019.


   It was moist Friday morning.


   Snowing at 2180 meters, 12:00 Hrs, -0.1 Deg C with a 35-55 KPH Southerly wind. Peak Closed.


    Big picture Friday afternoon.


    Mostly cloudy Friday.


    Some breaks at 16:00 Hrs.


   More blue in the evening.


    Breaks before sunset.


ARTICLES:

Disney Slide--Biggest in 50 Years: Colorado

Tree-ring reconstruction of snow avalanche ativity: X-Mol

Major rock slide's rip away North Face of Joffre Peak: Globe & Mail

B.C. Parks investigating second Joffre landslide: Pique

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