20 May 2019

May 20, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    08:00 Hrs, + 5.7 with a 5-15 KPH wind from the NNE.

    10:15 Hrs, + 8.4 with a 5-10 KPH wind from the NNE.

    12:00 Hrs, + 6.6 deg C with a 0-5 KPH breeze from the SSW.


    13:00 Hrs.

    15:00 Hrs, +10.4 with a 5-10 KPH wind out of the SSW.

   18:00 Hrs, with a 10-15 KPH wind out of the SW.

    20:00 Hrs, + 7.3 with a 5-10 KPH wind out of the ESE.


Weather Observations for May 20, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 15-20 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +4, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    +3, 0 mm of new, 0 mm in 24 hrs, Base 138 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +22.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

An upper low off the coast will bring unsettled weather for this morning, with an increase in cloud cover leading to rain by this afternoon in a Southerly flow aloft. The FL will be hovering in the 2400 meter range dropping to 2200 meters by tonight.  The rain should ease off by early Tuesday morning with more spring like unsettled weather into Friday. Looks like mostly dry with a mix of sun and cloud. There is a chance of some shower activity during this period but unlikely until a very weak frontal band arrives for Friday. More on that as we get closer. The high off the coast has been keeping us fairly dry. Guesstimates: 6-12 mm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low moving down the coast will brush us on its way South. Some needed rain for today.








    Fronts along the coast.


    High pushes back into the area for Tuesday.








    High strengthens for Wednesday with mostly sunny skies.


    High dominant feature again for Thursday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:


    An avalanche near Hornsund, Norway has killed two people. Article below.                           Net Pic

    An avalanche on the Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix has killed a solo ski tourer. Article below.   Net Pic

    An avalanche in the Maratime Alps has killed a snowboarder. Article below.                           Net Pic

       
    Locally not much to report. 1- Na Sz 1 wet loose steep NE aspect.


                       Yet another, very cool shot of Joffre peak.                     Wilfried Braun Image


 
    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:


   Scattered high cloud in the morning.


    Clouds thickened as the day progressed.


    Cumulus clouds were looking on the dark side.

   Sunday afternoon.


    Mostly cloudy.

    Bike Park was busy.

    View from the valley, later in the afternoon.

   Some dark clouds, but East flow changed that by sunset.


ARTICLES:

Two residents at a Polish research station have been killed in an avalanche: Norway

Spring avalanche kills Chamonix resident in the Aiguilles Rouges: France

An avalanche has killed a snowboarder in the Maratime Alps: France

Avalanche danger returns as new snow blankets mountains: Colorado

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