15 Jun 2020

June 15, 2020

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday June 8, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 13 at 660 m. + 2.1 with a 20-50 KPH wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Tuesday June 9, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 9 at 660 m. + 1.9 with a 10-25 KPH East wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Wednesday June 10, 2020. 18:00 Hrs. + 16 at 660 m. + 5.7 with a 15-25 KPH SE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above.

    Thursday June 11, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 12 at 660 m. + 3.2 with a 10-20 KPH ESE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Friday June 12, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. + 9 at 660 m. + 1.5 with a 10-20 KPH wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Saturday June 13, 2020. 18:00 Hrs. +11 at 660 m. + 2.2 with a 10-20 KPH West wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Sunday June 14, 2020. 15:00 hrs. + 13 at 660 m. +2.2 with a 10-25 KPH North wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.



Weather Observations for June 15, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -2, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters       0, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     +1, 0.9 mm in 12 hrs, 3.9 mm in 24 hrs. Base 76 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.7, 3.8 mm of precip yesterday.


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



Forecast:

Weak frontal band today with some periods of light rain in a Southwesterly flow aloft. Cold front will lower the freezing level to around 1800 meters tonight. Mostly cloudy today with the occasional break possible. Mostly cloudy Tuesday morning with some afternoon sunny breaks as the ridge begins to build from offshore. Ridge will bring unsettled weather for Wednesday through Thursday, hopefully it will remain dry. Cloudy Friday with some breaks. Looking mostly cloudy for Saturday with the likelihood of some light rain early Sunday morning. Juneuary pattern continues into early next week.Very unsettled so will be interesting to see if this forecast sticks. Guesstimates: 2-5 mm by Tuesday morning, trace to 1 mm by Wednesday morning, no precipitation for Wednesday through Saturday, 1-2 mm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

      Weak frontal band for today, low maintaining its strength.




Fronts along the Coast.

     High begins to push onshore but will likely be some cloud from the low as well.


































    




        High strengthens on Wednesday, starting to look like a weak blocking pattern. Likely cloud as well.

    High pressure on Thursday, Likely some cloud from the low in the mix as well.

    High may lose some ground, might be a dry overcast day on Friday, time will tell.

     Low will bring cloudy dry weather for Saturday, if models stay on track.

    Low has a chance of sending some precipitation early Sunday morning.


    Avalanche Activity:

    Few opportunities to view any new activity with the Juneuary weather pattern.


   Information & Observations:

    A few showers before noon on Monday. 0.4 mm of rain on Monday at 660 m. Very unsettled!!

    Fresh snow at 2240 m Tuesday morning. At 07:30 Hrs -2.7 Deg C with a 30-40 KPH SE wind.

    Showers on Tuesday, 2.9 mm recorded at 660 m.

    Wednesday morning, unsettled all day with the occasional isolated shower.

    Wednesday evening, nicest day of the weak.

    Thursday afternoon, break in the rain. 10.2 mm of rain recorded at 660 m.

    Friday morning, unsettled--09:00 Hrs + 0.9 Deg C with a 30-50 KPH SE wind at 2240 m.

    Unsettled Friday evening after receiving 7.1 mm of rain during the day.

    A bit of blue Friday evening.

    Saturday morning, 06:00 Hrs. -2.2 Deg C at 2240 m.

    Welcome Mat is out. Dry Saturday morning. Showers after 15:00 Hrs. 0.8 mm recorded at 660 m.

    Sunday Morning, still in a cool moist flow. - 2 at 07:00 hrs. 2240 m.

    Unsettled with breaks later Sunday afternoon. High of + 13.7 Drg c with 3.8 mm recorded at 660 m.



Videos:

Triple Chuck Flip on a Hip: Sven Thorgren



Articles:

June 2020 ENSO update: NOAA

Dangerous avalanche warning for Aoraki Mt Cook: New Zealand

Tiny sand grains trigger massive glacial surges: MIT

What does it look like to ski Colorado powder in June: Powder

2020 VIC Backcountry Festival will be run on Mt Hotham: Australia

Utah Avalanche Center Annual Report: 2020

Colorado Ski Towns reopen in an infected world: Mountain Rebound

Surveying Risk Takers in East Vail Avalanche Zone: Devon O'Neil

How a Washington Ski Patrol learned to unionize: Stevens Pass

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