5 May 2019

May 5, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    08:00 Hrs, + 6.4 with variable wind 0-5 KPH.

    10:00 Hrs, +8.3 Deg C with a variable 0-5 KPH breeze.

    12:00 Hrs, + 6.1 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH variable wind.

    14:00 Hrs, +5.4 Deg c with a 5-10 KPH wind out of the West.

    Looking ESE at around 15:30 Hrs.

    16:00 Hrs, +6 Deg C with a 15-20 KPH wind out of the West.

    18:00 Hrs, +7.3 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH wind out of the SW.



Weather Observations for May 5, 2019, taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      0, Winds were 5-15 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters    +2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 210 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +18.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

The upper ridge offshore is slowly moving inland bringing unsettled weather in a Northerly flow aloft. Still high cloud in the area with a mid level stratus layer as well. The FL will rise to around 2600 meters and we should see sunnier skies by this afternoon. Dry warm weather will continue for the next week with mostly sunny skies and some cloud moving through on most days as well.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    High will slowly push onshore for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High with the arctic low still sending some cloud our way.





    FL will begin to rise on Monday and could get to 3500+ meters by Friday.

    High pressure the main influencer for Tuesday.

    Ridge not going anywhere, anytime soon.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    On Whistler Xc produced up to Sz 1 cornice debris. Some Sz 1 Na wet slides observed.

    Looks like a cornice collapse out of the Stupids Saturday morning/afternoon on Blackcomb.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Stratus layer just down the valley Saturday morning. Dissipated before it came into the valley.

    Armchair Saturday afternoon.

    Will be interesting to see how much snow will be here next week. High yesterday of +18.

    Sunset Saturday evening.



ARTICLES:

Spring Conditions: Daily Melt Freeze Cycles

Wet Loose Avalanches: Spring Conditions

Avalanche on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: China

France cracks down on Rogue Skiers: Pistehors.com

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