7 Sep 2020

September 7, 2020

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday August 31, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 6.9 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH SW breeze. + 18 in the valley.

    Satellite image from Monday afternoon.

    Tuesday September 1, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 13 with a 20-30 KPH West wind. + 16 in the valley.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Wednesday September 2, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 11 with a 15-20 KPH SW wind. + 20 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Thursday Sept. 3, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 16 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH WSW wind. + 21 at 660 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above.

    Friday September 4, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 18 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH West breeze. + 24 in the valley.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Saturday September 5, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 14 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH SW wind. + 21 at 660 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Sunday September 6, 2020. 16:30 Hrs. + 18.5 Deg C with a 15-20 KPH SW wind. + 20 at 660 m.

    Satellite image from Sunday afternoon.


Weather Observations for September 7, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     +5, Winds were 50-75 KPH WNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     +8, Winds were 15-30 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters   +10, 0.1 mm of rain, 0.1 mm in 24 hrs. --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was + 20.5, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.



    Sunrise 06:36 Hrs this am. Broken cloud and unlimited visibility. + 7, 50-65 KPH WNW wind.


FORECAST:

Ridge remains in control along the South Coast of BC in a Northerly flow aloft. Dry and warm conditions will prevail for the week as the flow switches to Northeasterly with a slight cooling by Friday/Saturday as the flow will likely switch back to an onshore flow. May see some clouds by Friday and Sunday. Warmest day of the week will likely be on Thursday. A nice blast of summer weather in September. Guesstimates: 0 mm of precipitation for at least a week and probably longer.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     High pressure along the coast, cooler trough over the Rocky Mountain Trench.





    Fronts along the coast.

     High pushes inland on Tuesday.





     High in control with a large low to the South on Wednesday.



       More of the same on Thursday.



    Depending on what happens with the low to the South may see some clouds on Friday.

    High seems to stick around into the weekend.

     Likely see some cloud development by Sunday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Serac collapse and resulting avalanche on Mt Blanc, Sept 2, 2020.        Philippe Nicollin Images

    New Zealand Avalanche Advisory


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

     Registration is now open for the VSSW. Click here to register: VSSW 2020

    Sunrise Monday. 06:26 Hrs. Stratus cloud layer. + 2.3 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH North breeze.

    Tuesday, blue skies with +12 at 12:30 Hrs. Not much summer firn in the Blackcomb Bowl.

    Moon on Tuesday evening, Lake Simcoe.

    Sunrise 06:29 Hrs Wednesday.  + 9 Deg C with a 25-45 KPH SW wind. Short wave trough.

    Good wind on Lake Simcoe Wednesday.

    Awesome Track! Sweep.

    Sunrise Thursday morning was at 06:30 Hrs. + 8 with a 10-25 KPH WNW wind.

    Sunrise Friday, 06:32 Hrs. + 14 Deg C with a 0-5 ESE breeze. An inversion!!

    Sunrise Saturday 06:33 Hrs. + 12 Deg C with a 0-5 South breeze. Inverted, +9 in the valley.

    Stratus cloud moving in from the coast, onshore flow. Saturday just after sunset. +12 Deg C.

    Sunrise Sunday morning, 06:35 Hrs. + 10 Deg C.



VIDEOS:

Mt Blanc Avalanche: September 2, 2020



ARTICLES:

Canmore man returns to Mountain where he lost his wife to an avalanche in January: CBC News

3D elastoplastic simulation of ski triggered slab avalanches: Marcus Landschulze

Covids impact on Avalanche Forecasting & Awareness: WildSnow

Ski-Doo announces free virtual avalanche awareness seminars for all riders: Snow West

Colorado ski area reservations could mean backcountry crowds this winter season: Aspen Times

Special weather advisory for Sea to Sky: Strong Outflow Winds

"Everyone was drenched in the virus"--Was this Austrian Ski Resort at Covid-19 ground zero: Ischgl

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