6 May 2019

May 6, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    06:00 Hrs, 0 Deg C with a ENE wind at 5-15 KPH.


    09:00 Hrs, +4 Deg C with a SE wind at 5-10 KPH.

    12:00 Hrs, +3.4 Deg C and calm.

    GOES image from Sunday afternoon.

    It was cloudy at around 14:00 hrs.

    15:00 Hrs, +3 Deg C with a West wind 20-40 KPH.

    18:00 Hrs, +5 Deg C with a 20-30 KPH wind out of the North.

   21:00 Hrs, +3 Deg C with a 15-20 KPH wind out of the WNW.


Weather Observations for May 6, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +4, Winds were 5-10 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +4, Winds were   0-5 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters    +3, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 206 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +21.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs we have scattered high clouds and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

The ridge is strengthening with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures in a Northwesterly flow aloft. The FL will peak at around 2800 meters today and a shortwave trough to our Southeast will bring some cloud to the area this afternoon. We may see some cloud around Tuesday and Wednesday but for the most part it will be sunny and warm. Ridge will bring mostly sunny skies for Thursday into the weekend with warming temperatures, could see highs in the 30's by Friday. Enjoy the sun and remember to lather up.


    GOES IR image for this am.


    High pressure for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Stationary high with mostly sunny skies for Tuesday.





    FL will rise to 3000+ meters.


    High continues to expand on Wednesday.

    High takes up a significant chunk of real estate.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    AC yesterday morning Xc Sz 2 Cockalorum.                                                    Geordie Trusler Pic

    More control work in Glacier Bowl Xc Sz 2-2.5. Wet loose debris.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    A busy Sunday morning, +9 Deg C at 09:35 Hrs.

    Big picture, big high Sunday afternoon.

    West Cirque was skiing well Sunday.                                                             Geordie Trusler Pic

    16:00 Hrs, + 21 Deg C in the valley. High was 21.4 Deg C.

    Look in good at 20:00 Hrs, + 6.5 Deg C.


ARTICLES:

Parks Canada Public Avalanche Information: May 6, 2019

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5 Pairs of alpine touring bindings compared: REI

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