5 Nov 2013

November 5, 2013

Not a lot, but snow to the valley last night; November 5, 2013.

A grey day to look forward to with the chance of a few flurries. November 5, 2013

Temperature dropped to -4 in the valley Sunday Morning, -6 Monday morning.

Snowmaking from the Top of Crystal to the bottom of Catskinner Chair. Sunday

30-50 cm of dry light snow with a 2 cm wind skin on Horstman Glacier, November 4, 2013. Sheltered

November 5, 2013 as of 07:00 hrs the temperature was -3.5 at 2180 meters. The temperature at 1860 meters was -3.5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the ESE. At 1550 meters the temperature was -2.5. In the valley the temperature was -1.

For the forecast, the weak warm front will pass through today into tomorrow prior to a more vigorous frontal system Wednesday evening into Thursday. Friday as of now looks relatively dry and cloudy. Same pattern continues into Saturday with unsettled weather, drier by Sunday. At least the temperatures are looking favourable for making snow. With the warm front the temperature at 2180 meters has risen from -11 to -4 since yesterday morning. The rest of the week looks to be colder with the exception of Thursday afternoon, as the precipitation ends the freezing level could get as high as 1700 meters.

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Looking more like it did at the beginning of October!! Not as much snow!!

Some pictures and comments from Dan Cudlip below:

Hi Wayne.
Thought you might be interested in a few shots from a trip to Brandywine we took yesterday (Sunday 3rd)
When we parked the car we were pretty excited as the snow quality was excellent on the side of the road, but it must have been extremely windy during the storm as the snow in and around the meadows was horribly wind affected and had a breakable crust that made it extremely difficult to ski.  There wasn't really enough coverage on anything other than slopes with nothing but grass or heather on either.

There were about 20 people up there in 5 or 6 groups.  One group of 6 were going for the summit.  We turned around about half way up the headwall because the snow was so bad.  There were also snow shoers and even a group who had boot packed up the summer trail to the meadows with their skis (with alpine bindings) strapped to their packs!

Anyway, hope you like the shots.  
All the best,

 Dan Cudlip Photo

Dan Cudlip Photo

Horstman Glacier November 4, 2013. Very wind effected.

There were tracks on the Horstman Glacier from Sunday and people had skied Pakalolo.

Ice climbing in the Horstman Glacier.

Some precip moves in for late Wednesday into Thursday, still looking at 10-15 cm.

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