8 May 2019

May 8, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    06:00 Hrs, Tuesday morning + 3 Deg C with a 0-10 KPH wind from the S at 1835 meters.

    09:00 Hrs, +6 Deg C with a light breeze 5-10 KPH from the NNE.

    12:00 Hrs, + 9 Deg C with a 0-10 KPH breeze out of the South.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    15:00 Hrs, +11 Deg C with a light West wind 10-15 KPH.

    18:00 Hrs, +10 Deg C with a West wind 15-30 KPH. High there today was +11 at 15:15 Hrs.

    High cloud moved in last night. Image taken at 21:30 Hrs.



Weather Observations for May 8, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +4, Winds were 15-30 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +7, Winds were   5-15 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters    +6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 196 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +23.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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




FORECAST:

The upper ridge will begin to move inland today in a North/Northwesterly flow aloft. The FL will reach 3000+ meters and there is a high cloud layer passing through in the Northerly flow this morning. Should burn off!! Sunny weather for the next 4 days, some cloud Thursday afternoon may push through, mostly sunny for Friday with the chance of some cloud on Saturday. Ridge weakens on Sunday and models are wavering between mostly dry cloudy conditions and possible rain showers. More on that as we get closer. For now enjoy the warm sunny weather.


    GOES IR image from this am. You can see the high cloud moving down from the North.

    High expanding this am.





    Fronts along the coast.





    High expands into most of the province on Friday. Very warm.

    High with a low to the North and South on Saturday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche control yesterday produced a few Sz 1-2 wet loose Sc. Xc Sz 1.5. Some wet slabs.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Early Tuesday morning, still some high cirrus cloud. +1.6 Deg C at 2240 meters.


    It was + 20 Deg C by noon on Tuesday. Summer operations getting ready. High was +23.2 Deg C.


    Still a large persistent high, Tuesday afternoon.

    Altocumulus Castellanus Clouds pushing through Tuesday afternoon.

    18:00 Hrs, +5 Deg C at 2240 meters, high there today was +6.7 at 16:15 Hrs.



ARTICLES:

Nearly 300 destructive avalanches recorded during winter of 2018-19: Switzerland

Summer like heat hits B.C. this week: Canadian Press

Minor heat wave ahead: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Large wet avalanche comes into Neff's Canyon Trailhead: Utah

Scott and Alpride take the avalanche airbag to a futuristic level: Backcountry Magazine

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