2 May 2019

May 2, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    07:00 Hrs, +2.1 Deg C with a WNW wind 15-30 KPH.

    10:30 Hrs, 0 Deg C with a 15-25 KPH wind out of the SW.

    12:30 Hrs, +2 Deg C with a 15-35 KPH wind out of the W.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    14:30 Hrs, -2 Deg C with a 35-55 KPH wind out of the SSW.

   16:00 Hrs. 1500 meters, +5.3 Deg C.                                                                   Kary Firstbrook Pic

    20:00 Hrs.


Weather Observations for May 2, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -5, Winds were 30-40 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 20-35 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 217 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15.5, trace of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

The upper level ridge and arctic low will give us another day of unsettled weather in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL will spike at around 2000+ meters this afternoon, dropping back down to 1500 meters by tonight. In flow will bring low and mid level cloud this am, hopefully they will dissipate by the afternoon.  The unsettled pattern will continue into the weekend with seasonable temperatures and a slight chance of some showers. Still feel it will remain dry. As of now the ridge looks like it will strengthen for next week with above normal temperatures and mostly sunny skies.


    GOES IR image for this am.


    High and low will give us another day of unsettled weather.





    Fronts along the coast.


    High has a bit more influence on Friday.





    High begins to strengthen for Saturday, but low is still pushing back.

     Low continues to push back on Sunday. Will be interesting to see if the model is right.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent avalanche activity in France. Article below.                       Jean Christophe Gagniere Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Much nicer by 10:30 Hrs yesterday morning.

    Green and dry in the valley.                                                                             Kary Firstbrook Image

    Awesome conditions with no people.                                                          Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Unsettled conditions for Wednesday.


ARTICLES:

How your avalanche beacon can kill you: Wildsnow

Recent significant avalanche at Haute Maurienne: France

Avalanches on Vic Snowfields could rise: Australia

Alpine glaciers could be gone by 2100: Switzerland

Wetter than normal April in Seattle followed by a very dry start to May: Cliff Mass Weather Blog



Precipitation amounts measured at 660 meters, Nester's weather station for the last 5 years in April.

April 2015        28.4 mm
April 2016        45.0 mm
April 2017      104.8 mm
April 2018        73.4 mm
April 2019        46.6 mm

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