Storms not what we expected...
The forecast on May 12th, with emphasis using the GEM 2.5 had us excited about a transition event from rain to snow on the Fortress side and some rain expected on the Nipika side. Teams were organized on both sides and were told to wake up at 4 AM to check our updated weather briefing on slack. Here is what our discussions on slack looked like:
"Pcp forecast from GEM2.5 looks good, current radar showing patchy pcp in southern BC moving towards the divide, will re-evaluate in 2 hours" - Professor Déry
"Hilary and I suggest being on site by 0530 MDT. GEM 2.5 shows heavier pcp beginning at 6 AM MDT. Radar showing light precip (trace amounts) around Nipika area moving E. Trace precip to arrive at Fortress ~0445 MDT. Storm to end ~0900 MDT" - Juris