22 May 2019

May 22, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Tuesday May 21, 2019--Sunrise 05:18 Hrs, 0 Deg C at 2240 meters with a E wind 15-30 KPH.

    08:00 Hrs, +1 with a 20-40 KPH wind out of the N.

    08:00 Hrs, + 2.3 with a 10-20 NNE wind at 1835 meters.

    10:00 Hrs, + 3.9 with a NNW wind 5-10 KPH.

    12:00 Hrs, + 6.8 with a NNE wind 5-10 KPH.

    13:00 Hrs Tuesday.

    14:00 Hrs, + 7.6 with a WSW wind 5-20 KPH.


    16:00 Hrs, + 6.1 with a NNE wind 10-25 KPH. A few drops.


    21:00 Hrs, + 4.7 with a N wind at 5-10 KPH.


    Sunset was at 20:59 Hrs Tuesday evening.



Weather Observations for May 22, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 15-25 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +5, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters    +4, 0.6 mm of new, 0.6 mm in 24 hrs, Base 130 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was ?, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

The ridge of high pressure will build today in a Northeasterly flow aloft. There is some lingering cloud from yesterday and we may see some cumulus build up again this afternoon. Mostly sunny by this afternoon with the FL hovering in the 3000 meter range. Similar story for Thursday with a short wave trough pushing in Thursday night into Friday with periods of light rainfall. Ridge rebounds again on Saturday with unsettled weather and an unstable air mass (? thunderstorm). Ridge strengthens Sunday into Monday. Guesstimates: nil to trace by Thursday morning, 1-3 mm by Friday morning, 2-4 mm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.



    Low moving South, high pushing into the Province, mostly sunny for today.








    Fronts along the coast.


    High pressure strengthening for Thursday..








    Low just too our East for Thursday.


    Low just to our South.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:


    Wet slides, cornice releases and rock slides are still an issue.


   Fresh rockfall in Whistler Bowl. Size 2 Nr.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    08:00 Hrs, Northerly outflow. More breaks on the way.

    08:00 Hrs obscured at 1835 meters.

    Prepping for Summer Skiing.

    For the most part another awesome day in the mountains.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Cumulus nimbus Tuesday afternoon.

    Some nice colours Tuesday night.


ARTICLES:

Search and Rescue investigating backcountry avalanche near A-Basin: Colorado

More mountain snowfall adds to increased avalanche danger: Colorado

Swiss Air Rescue to use drones to search for missing and injured: The Local

How climate change is changing Mount Everest: Global News

Washington Governor declares drought emergency in almost half the State: CBC News

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