Sat 27 Aug 2011

First image is of the winds aloft at 850 mb (approx 5000 ft). Winds over the state were very light and mainly from the north.  Interior BC was calm but north of that another system is in place and pounding the area with 20 to 30 knot wsw winds.

Second image is a snapshot of the base velocity showing north to south directionality at a peak of 15 to 20 knots.

Third image is an animated gif with snapshots every half hour of the base reflectivity above radar station RTX.  Animation runs from around 8:00 pm pdst yesterday evening through 5:00 am pdst this morning. (Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized images and animation.)

Sunset last night was at 8:00 pm pdst.

Density was pretty light but much more widespread.

Headed out into the field. Maybe this afternoon i’ll take a look at the national scene.  But check in with woodcreeper an Badbirdz for updates on the national level.  Links and RSS to the right.