8 May 2020

May 8, 2020

    Past 4 Days:

    Monday May 4, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 12 at 660 m. +1.5 with a 10-25 KPH SE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.


    Tuesday May 5, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. +14 at 660 m. + 4.1 with a 5-10 KPH WSW Breeze at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Wednesday May 6, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. +9 at 660 m. -1.2 with a 10-30 WSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.


    Thursday May 7, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. +16 at 660 m. +3 with a 5-10 KPH NNW Breeze at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big Picture Thursday afternoon.


Weather Observations for May 8, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -1, Winds were 10-30 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -1, Winds were 20-35 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters   +2, Winds were 10-30 KPH N --Rendezvous 
1835 meters   +1, Winds were   5-20 KPH NW--Round House
1650 meters   +2, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 214? cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters   +2, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 140 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +18.4, 0.2 mm of precip yesterday.


FORECAST:

An upper level ridge will bring warm sunny weather for today in a Southerly flow aloft. 
A thermal induced surface trough will bring above average temperatures to the area for the weekend. 
Some cloud will likely produce over the weekend, but mostly sunny into early next week.
Ridge will weaken by Monday with an upper level low approaching and bringing some precipitation 
possibly Tuesday. Models are not aligning so more on that in Monday's post. 
Guesstimates: No precipitation expected until next week.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     High pressure for today with sunny skies.





    Fronts along the coast.


     High continues into saturday.





     High maintains grip, will start to weaken and shift Monday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Old debris, Fresh tracks Monday morning.

    An avalanche has killed a driver and injured another on Zojila Pass, Kashmir. Article below. 

    Fresh wet snowballing by 11:30 Hrs Tuesday morning.

    Wet loose snowballing Tuesday afternoon.

    An avalanche has killed a man in Georgia. Article below.                                       EMSG Image

    Brief view on Wednesday afternoon.

    Fresh activity in the Tantalus Range. Image taken Thursday morning. 

    A different perspective.

    Late Thursday afternoon, West Bowl.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Monday morning, unsettled.


    New turns in the Bowling Alley, Monday morning.

    New snow Monday pm/ Tuesday am. 10 cm recorded at 1650 m. Fresh wet loose! No tracks.

    Another awesome day on Tuesday.

    Front started pushing in on Tuesday evening.

    Fresh dusting Wednesday morning, 1 cm recorded at 1650 m early in the am. 9 mm of precip.

    Fog early Thursday morning on Green Lake.

    Another awesome day.

    Bike riding has been as good as it gets.

    Golf courses are busy!!


VIDEOS:

Rating Avalanche Size using the D Scale: Bruce Jamieson

Searching for avalanche victim: Georgia

Very wet loose avalanches: Zojila Pass, Kashmir

Fraser Valley farm Forecast with: David Jones


ARTICLES:

Man missing in avalanche in GeorgiaTusheti 

One Dead, one injured after avalanche on Zojila Pass: Kashmir

Horn Peak avalanche details: CAIC

Harrowing Survival tale a metaphor during COVID-19: Explore Big Sky

Warming caused a Glacier in Alaska to Collapse: Scientific American

Blackhawk Helicopter used to rescue hiker caught in an avalanche: Colorado

Avalanche rescue dog stuck in the U.S.: New Zealand

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