Weather Observations for October 21, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.
2240 meters -5, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1835 meters -2, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE --Roundhouse
1650 meters -1, RH 97% 2.0 mm of precip --Pig Alley Precip amount since 00:00 Hrs
660 meters +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.6, 11.0 mm of Precip recorded yest
For the forecast, cooler weak front for today with light showers beginning later this morning into this afternoon in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL will fluctuate between 1700-1500 meters. By early Saturday morning we could see some breaks in the weather with a lowering FL and a Westerly flow aloft. Saturday will start off unsettled (mix of sun and cloud), shifting to showers in the evening with overcast skies. Sunday the low will bring overcast skies and very light precipitation before a vigorous frontal band arrives on Monday with light to moderate precipitation and a fluctuating FL from 1900-1600 meters. By Tuesday we will back into cooler temperatures and snow into the tree line. Will post again on Monday with a better idea for Tuesday into next weekend. Its been hard lately to figure out exactly what to expect. Lots of inconsistencies in the model runs.
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Garibaldi Provincial Park Trail Conditions: October 19, 2016
I have been following your blog for 3 years now, it’s great, thank for the amazing work!
Skiing in the Duffey yesterday, October 19th, we had some activity.
Size 1, Sc wind slab avalanche. 30-40cm crown, 3-4 meters width and 15 meters long. Lee aspect, convexity. The photo is not great sorry, but feel free to share it!
Seems that the wind has been blowing hard and wind slabs are a big thing right now. That one was little but I’m sure there are bigger ones. Aitor Asurmendi