18 May 2020

May 18, 2020

    Past Three Days:

   Friday May 15, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. + 15 at 660 m. + 4 with a 15-30 KPH West wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big Picture Friday afternoon.

    Saturday May 16, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 11 at 660 m. + 2.6 with a 10-30 KPH SE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Saturday before noon.

    Sunday May 17, 2020. 17:00 Hrs. + 15 at 660 m. +5.4 with a 15-25 South wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

Weather Observations for May 18, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -1, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -1, Winds were   0-5 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     0, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters     0, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters   +1, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 174 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters   +2, 1.1 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.1 mm in 24 Hrs, Base   98 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15.4, 5.7 mm of precip yesterday.


Unsettled weather for today in a Northeasterly flow aloft. Chance of some showers but the air mass is fairly dry, the freezing level will spike at around 2700 meters from around 2000 meters. Ridge is very weak and we will likely see some sunny breaks but feeling it will be mostly cloudy. Unsettled again for Tuesday as the weak ridge pushes in a bit more. Still the chance of some isolated intermittent showers later Tuesday afternoon. Unsettled again on Wednesday with a mix of sun and cloud and a chance of some showers, especially into Thursday morning. Looking wet for Thursday with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some brief sunny breaks. Friday at this time is looking to be overcast but dry, more on that in Friday's Post. Guesstimates: 0-trace by Tuesday morning, trace-1 mm by Wednesday morning, 1-4 mm by Thursday morning, 2-4 mm by Friday morning. 

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Low to the east will bring unsettled weather for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak high pressure with lingering clouds from the slow East moving low. Unsettled Tuesday.

     Low from the North will bring cool showery weather for Wednesday.

     Cool unsettled weather for Thursday.


    Old activity in the Triplex Zone. Friday.

    Animals buried, 35 people rescued in Southern Kashmir avalanche. Article below.        Net Pic

    Lower Disease ridge, variable visibility, image taken from the Flank Trail Sunday afternoon.


    Friday morning, mostly cloudy and looking moist.

    A few breaks around noon, but sparse.

    Friday evening.

    Early Saturday morning.

    Showers at 09:00 Hrs.

    Moist dark Saturday evening. 10.8 mm of precip recorded at 1570 meters by 06:00 hrs Sunday.

    Sunday morning. A few showers in the am into the early pm.

    Warm and wet weather has melted the lower mountain snow fairly quickly.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Mix of sun and cloud at dusk Sunday.

    Over the past three days Nester's Weather Station recorded 7.0 mm of precipitation.   


Glacier Exit: Seward, Alaska

Friday's Fraser Valley forecast: David Jones


Dozens of animals buried in an avalanche, 35 people rescued in Kulgam: Southern Kashmir

Impressive Spring avalanche at the Col du Glandon: France

Does Social Media Affect your Ski Tours: Wild Snow

Avalanche danger to raise to moderate: Colorado

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