3 May 2019

May 3, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Low level cloud from inflow at 07:00 hrs Thursday morning.

    Cloud started breaking up at around 09:00 Hrs.

    12:00 Hrs, 0 Deg C with a SSW wind at 10-25 KPH.


    Thursday afternoon. Wide variety of cloud cover.


    16:30 Hrs, + 1.3 Deg C with a South wind 15-30 KPH.

    20:30 Hrs, -0.6 Deg C with a SSW wind at 15-25 KPH.



Weather Observations for May 3, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters      0, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 215 cm--Pig Alley 0.1 mm recorded in the am.
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +11.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have high overcast, variety of cloud cover, and variable visibility.


FORECAST:

More of the same this morning, with unsettled weather in a North-Northwesterly flow aloft. The high should begin to push more inland today so hopefully we will see more sunny breaks this afternoon. The FL will rise to 2500+ meters today and should slowly creep up to 3000+ meters by Wednesday of next week. Warm unsettled weather with periods of clear warm weather for the next week. Slight chance of some showers but sticking with dry weather for now!!


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Unsettled this am improving with more sun by the afternoon.

    500 MB showing Dirty Ridge and Arctic Low, in a Northwesterly Flow aloft.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Ridge pushes inland on Saturday, but low will still send some cloud.





     Unsettled weather for Sunday.


     Ridge strengthens for Monday. Monday should be a sunny day.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, no new avalanches observed yesterday.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    There were some dark clouds in the morning.

    Darker ones at the end of the day.

    Squamish at around 12:00 Hrs on Thursday.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

    Tantalus Range at around 17:30 hrs.


Video Friday:

Slide on Decker in March: Facebook

Insane Wingsuit footage: Vimeo



ARTICLES:

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