16 Aug 2021

August 16, 2021

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday August 9, 2021. 13:00 Hrs. +10 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Tuesday August 10, 2021. 12:30 Hrs. +22 Deg C in the valley.

     Wednesday August 11, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. +22 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Thursday August 12, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. +31 Deg C in the valley.

      Friday August 13, 2021. 12:00 Hrs.  +23 Deg C.  +31 Deg C in the valley.

      Saturday August 14, 2021. 13:30 Hrs. +30 Deg C. Air Quality was at 8. 

      Sunday August 15, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. +17 Deg C at 1835 m. +28 Deg C in the valley.



Weather Observations for August 16, 2021 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters       +7, Winds were 30-40 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters     +10, Winds were 15-30 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters     +12,  1.3 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.3 mm in 24 Hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +16, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +30.0, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday


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



FORECAST:

A cold front will bring cooler temperatures and periods of light rain today in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 2800-3000 m range.  Cool and unsettled Tuesday with a chance of some light showers, as a weak offshore ridge pushes in, mix of sun and cloud for Wednesday and Thursday. Another weak front for Friday with some showers and seasonable temperatures. Ridge rebuilds for Saturday with another weak front for Sunday. Looking like a typical mixed bag of unsettled weather. Ridge will likely rebuild early next week!  Guesstimates:  trace-3 mm by Tuesday am, trace-1 mm by Wednesday am, 0 mm by Thursday am, 0-trace by Friday am, 3-7 mm by Saturday am, 0-trace by Sunday am, trace-4 mm by Monday am.


      GOES image from this am.


         Cooler with some moisture pushing through, might see some sun showers this afternoon.






      Westerly flow aloft for today. 500 MB image.


.         High pushes back in with unsettled weather for Tuesday.





       High strengthens slightly, mix of sun and cloud likely for Wednesday.



       Sunny with some cloud on Thursday. Seasonal temperatures. Slight chance of a shower in the pm. 

      High looks to be in control for Thursday, likely some cloud in the mix as well.


      High looks to be in control, but low will likely bring in a weak front on Friday.


      Mix of sun and cloud for Saturday.


      Cooler and unsettled for Sunday, maybe some moisture later in the day.


      AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

        Recent avalanche near Perisher Australia


      Recent avalanche near Queenstown in New Zealand


       Video of recent avalanche on Khan Tengri, Kyrgyztan, posted below in video section.

      Friday the 13th, skier released slab in Craigieburn Range NZ.                Benjamin Hallman Pic


      INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

     Windy Lake Simcoe. Ghost Rider.


      Sunrise 05:53 Hrs Monday. +7 Deg C.

     13:00 Hrs Monday. + 22 Deg C in the valley.

     Tuesday 12:30 Hrs. + 17 Deg C at 1835 m.


      Wednesday Noon. +29 Deg C in the valley.


      Thursday noon. +20 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Friday morning sunrise, 05:59 Hrs. Smoke back in the area.

     Smoke in Southern BC & Washington State.

      Friday morning the smoke, air quality index at 3 in the am.

      Saturday 13:30 Hrs. +22 Deg C. 

      Sunday sunrise, 06:01 Hrs. +15 Deg C.

      Sunday evening, 19:00 Hrs. Some moisture on the way!! Air Quality back to 2.


      Approximately 90 days before 20/21 Ski Season.



VIDEOS:

A day with a Ski Patroller: Chamonix

Avalanche on Khan Tengri: Kyrghyztan

Crazy Line: Speed Kiting


ARTICLES:

Skier breaks leg after encountering small avalanche near Aoraki/Mt Cook: New Zealand

Details of daring avalanche rescue near Mt Cook with storm approaching: Snatch & Grab

New Zealand Ski Areas pounded by heavy snow: High Avalanche Danger

Life-Saving avalanche training: New Zealand Police

Backcountry Ski Gate in Park City closed for good after avalanche deaths: Utah

Protective effects of forests against Gravitational Natural Hazards: Europe

ENSO Alert-Aug 12, 2021--70% chance of La Nina Winter: NOAA

Debris and Mud Slides on Mt Shasta: Melting Glaciers

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