8 Oct 2018

October 8, 2018


    An avalanche in Pakistan engulfs trekkers, video and article below. 


    Tuesday morning October 2, 2018 -- Sunrise 07:13 hrs--+1.5 Deg C.

    Wednesday morning October 3, 2018.

    Thursday morning October 4, 2018. Just before sunrise. -2.3 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Friday morning October 5, 2018.

    Saturday morning October 6, 2018.

    Sunday morning October 7, 2018. 10:45 am.

Weather Observations for October 8, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters          0, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters        +1, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1650 meters              No Data --Pig Alley
  660 meters        +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.5, 4.5 mm of precip recorded yest

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


A Pacific frontal system will bring intermittent showers and periods of rain today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 2500 meter zone for today. An upper level trough will follow the frontal band with mostly cloudy skies by tonight with the chance of some showers into Tuesday morning. A ridge of high pressure should begin building on Tuesday and strengthen on Wednesday. Good agreement in the models for the ridge to persist into next weekend.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low moving down the coast.

    Front pushing through this am.

    High building to the North.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Trough for early Tuesday, should see a drying trend by Tuesday afternoon.

    Nice looking Tuesday afternoon.

    High strengthens Wednesday.

    May see some cloud development.

    High dominates with fairly warm temperatures.

    Low from the North begins to push South.

    We might see some cloud on Friday but good chance high will win out.


    Monday morning Oct 1, 2018 08:30 hrs.

    Moist day in the valley Monday, 26.4 mm of rain recorded at 660 M.

    Great colours Tuesday morning,

    Looking white for the beginning of October, Wednesday morning.

    Thursday, blue bird with a touch of winter!

    Friday evening.

    Just after sunrise Saturday morning.

    A moist day on Sunday, 4.5 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Thanksgiving morning.


ISSW Oct 7-12, 2018: Teaser

Trekkers caught in an avalanche in Pakistan: October 1, 2018


Trekkers are sent hiding in rocks as an avalanche engulfs them: Pakistan

Experts issue advisory about dangers of avalanches in the backcountry: CTV News

Early snow prompts avalanche warning in high alpine areas: Switzerland

How to properly prepare for avalanches: Learn from the Pros

1 Oct 2018

October 1, 2018


    An avalanche has claimed a climber in Argentina. Article below.                     El Diario Image

    Local avalanche, older from the last snow cycle. Sept 21-23.


    Tuesday evening Sept 25, 2018. 19:00 Hrs. +9 Deg C.

    Early Wednesday morning Sept 26, 2018. +9 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Thursday evening September 27, 2018 a short lived front pushed through.

    Friday morning September 28, 2018 just before sunset. Loosing 4 minutes per day!

    Saturday morning September 29, 2018 +3 deg C at 06:45 Hrs.

    Sunday morning September 30, 2018

Weather Observations for October 1, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        No data
1860 meters        No data
1650 meters        No data
  660 meters        +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.1, 25.2 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies and limited visibility.


A strong upper trough will bring more rain this morning, easing to showers later this morning in a Southwest flow aloft. Depending on the exit of the low we my see showers to periods of rain on Tuesday.  No data from WB but the freezing level seems to be hovering in the 2400 meter range dropping to near surface by Tuesday night as the cold arctic air moves in. The low will eventually shift East and we should see unsettled weather for Wednesday as an upper ridge builds, may see some sun on Thursday as the high strengthens but models are not in agreement with the potential for a low to the North reaching us by Thursday night into Friday. An upper ridge will hopefully build for next weekend into early next week.

    Low pressure over the area this morning, high just to the North.

    Warm front this am. Colder air moving in from the North.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Still looking wet for Tuesday. Colder temperatures as well.

    Drying trend by Tuesday evening.

    Unsettled Wednesday. But cool temps mid mountain.

    Drying out on Wednesday.

         Looks nice Thursday, sun may shine. FL could hover around 1600 meters.

    Thursday may be the nicest day of the week.

    Another low moving down the coast, looks like some more cloud for our zone.

    Low may slide down the coast but high may build.

    High may build with nice weather for next week.


    Monday September 24, 2018. Awesome fall day.

    Bears are back down in the valley.

    Wedge Mountain Tuesday evening.

    Sunset was at 19:04 hrs on Tuesday evening.

    Lesser Ring holding some snow on Wednesday despite the heat absorbing blackness.

    Upper Squamish River, not that long ago there was an ice wall here.

    Clouds pushed in on Thursday afternoon.

    Looking West Thursday.

    Good crust recovery Friday morning.

    Another awesome day on Friday.

    Clouds reached Squamish early on Saturday.

    Front pushed into Whistler later in the day Saturday September 29, 2018.

    Very wet Sunday, 25.2 mm recorded at Nester's Weather Station.

    Satellite image from Sunday.

    Big picture Sunday, high to the North.

    Monday Oct 1, 2018 at Whistler Peak. 07:00 Hrs.

    Monday morning 09:15 Hrs.


Lines in Chile: South Lines


An avalanche on September 14, 2018 claimed the life of a climber: Argentina

Army teams rescue more than 240 tourists stranded due to early snow: Ladakh

Avalanches keep the Milford Road closed: New Zealand

The anatomy of a Search & Rescue call in B.C.: Mountain Sledder