8 Jun 2020

June 8, 2020

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday June 1, 2020. 16:00 Hrs. + 15 at 660 m. + 6.6 at 1835 m with a 15-40 WSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


    Tuesday June 2, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. + 6 at 660 m. 0 with a 10-15 KPH breeze at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.


    Wednesday June 3, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. + 15 at 660 m. + 3.6 with a 10-15 KPH W wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Thursday June 4, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 12 at 660 m. + 2.4 with a 10-20 KPH SSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Friday June 5, 2020. 20:00 Hrs. + 14 at 660 m. + 3.4 with a 20-45 KPH SE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    Saturday June 6, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 13 at 660 m. + 4.3 with a 5-15 KPH wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Sunday June 7, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. + 18 at 660 m. + 5.8 with a 15-30 KPH W wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.


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

2180 meters      -3, Winds were 30-40 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters       0, Winds were 15-35 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     +1, 0.1 mm of rain, 0.8 mm in 24 hrs, Base 90 cm. --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +18, trace of precip yesterday.

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



Forecast:

A weak ridge will bring unsettled weather in a North Westerly flow aloft. Mix of sun and cloud for this morning with some afternoon rain. A vigorous front will bring periods of light rain for Tuesday with showers on Wednesday. Another frontal band on Thursday in a wet Southerly flow. May see some breaks on Friday with unsettled weather. Upper low slides in for Saturday with periods of light rain. Should exit by Sunday with mostly cloudy skies. Certainly a Juneuary weather pattern for the week and into early next week. Guesstimates: 2-6 mm by Tuesday morning, 8-12 mm by Wednesday morning, 1-3 mm by Thursday morning, 8-12 mm by Friday morning, trace-2 mm by Saturday morning, 1-3 mm by Sunday morning, trace-1 mm by Monday morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                
    GOES IR image from this am.


     Weak ridging but low could send some rain our way this afternoon.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low takes control on Tuesday with periods of light rain. Warm front followed by a cold front.





     Low persists into Wednesday but will be weak and likely mostly cloudy.



     Another active frontal band for Thursday with the low remaining the dominant feature.



    Unsettled for Friday.

     Low brings periods of light rain for Saturday.


    Weak low for Sunday with some unsettled weather, likely mostly cloudy.


    Avalanche Activity:

    Old cornice collapses on Black Tusk.

    Dusting over old debris West Bowl Wednesday.

    Limited alpine visibility Thursday.


    Another fresh dusting Friday PM/Saturday AM.

    Fresh point releases Sunday morning.

    Information & Observations:

    Tantalus Range Monday Afternoon.

    Mount Fee with some blue in the background. Monday June 1, 2020.

    Tuesday evening. A small break, rain eased up at around 15:00 Hrs. 7.5 mm recorded at 660 m.


    Wednesday morning.

    Fresh snow on Blackcomb Peak June 3, 2020.

    Thursday morning, some showers before 09:00 Hrs. 0.3 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Friday morning, high overcast, became unsettled.

    Cold alpine temperatures have been preserving the new snow. Friday afternoon.

    Broken cloud Saturday morning.

    Showers just after noon on Saturday. 1.1 mm recorded at 660 m.

    Mix of sun and cloud Sunday morning.


    Fresh dusting on Wedge Sunday morning.


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