7 May 2019

May 7, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

   06:00 Hrs Monday morning, +4.4 Deg C with a ENE wind at 0-5 KPH.

    09:00 Hrs, +8 Deg c with an East wind 5-10 KPH.

    12:00 Hrs, +9 Deg C with a South breeze 5-10 KPH.

    Monday afternoon.

    18:00 Hrs, +10 Deg C with a WSW wind at 10-25 KPH.

    Just before sunset Monday night.


Weather Observations for May 7, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 5-10 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    +4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 201 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +21.6, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

The quasi stationary upper ridge will bring mostly sunny skies for today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL will hover around 3000 meters and there is a chance of some convective cloud development this afternoon. Similar forecast for Wednesday with the ridge nudging slightly more North. Thursday and Friday will see the ridge shift more to the East with warmer temperatures and the FL reaching 3600 meters. The ridge is forcasted to weaken over the weekend with cooler temperatures into early next week.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Groundhog day, mostly sunny and warm.






    Fronts along the coast.

    Same for Wednesday.





     Ridge expanding East Thursday.

    Still expanding on Friday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    More debris in Glacier Bowl. Xc Sz 2-2.5.

    Glacier Bowl.                                                                                                       Kary Firstbrook Pic


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Another awesome day, as of 09:00 Hrs it was +3 Deg C at 2240 meters.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

    High broken cloud.                                                                                      Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Looking nice to the East.

    Still some cloud around in the afternoon.                                                         Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Mandatory downloading on the Village Gondola.                                          Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Tuesday morning. Bike park opening on May 17, 2019.


From South Coast Touring:

Phillip Binnema
Skied Matier NW face Saturday.
Lots of tree debris lower down.
Good boot pack conditions with crampons up and over.
Lots of loose wet avalanche activity to size 1.5 and a crevasse bridge collapse in the pm.
Conclusion: Time to climb!

                                                                                                                             Phillip Binnema Image


ARTICLES:

2.5 Hour roof avalanche survivor is rapping: Avalanche Alex

Avalanches in Canada. Understanding and mitigating the risk: ACC

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