18 Nov 2014

November 18, 2014

    Sunrise, November 17, 2014. Officially at 07:28 Hours.

    Monday morning, cold temps in the valley, snowmaking to the Valley on Whistler Mountain. -10

    If the temperatures remain cold enough there will be a white ribbon to the Valley.

    Whistler Alpine, picture taken on November 17, 2014.

    Nice to see some cloud in the sky!! Sun beginning to drop around 16:00 hours.




Weather observations for November 18, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +3, Winds were 8-12 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters     +5, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the ESE
1550 meters     +6,  Relative Humidity 37 %
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +1.4


    High layer of cloud with unlimited visibility this am. May get some breaks later today.


For the forecast, unsettled conditions for today with mostly cloudy skies. Inverted temps until Wednesday with FL well above the local peaks.  Wednesday will also start with unsettled conditions with a weak cold front moving through late in the evening. This transition will bring cooler temperatures to the alpine. Freezing levels should begin to drop by early Thursday morning in the 1400 meter range and slowly follow that trend into the weekend, with FL  below and hovering around  the 1000 meter mark. Finally the jet stream is flattening out which should bring a series of weak lows for this week and a strong Westerly flow to the area by early next week. Will be starting the snow guesstimates soon, very light flurries for Thursday with the chance of 10-15 cm above 1000 meters on Friday. A little rusty so I am sure those numbers will be adjusted by Thursday's Post.




    Weak low on the way for later on Wednesday.


    Weak cold front will bring cooler temperature on Thursday morning.


  
    Could get some good snow out of Friday's Low.


    Long range looking into Sunday.


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    New snow maker at the bottom of Blackcomb. Inverted yesterday max temp was +6 at 1860 m.

    Facets evident to the eye in a very thin snow pack at 1860 meters.


   1-2 cm wind slab at tree line in some reverse loaded terrain. 


    High cirrus cloud almost all day.


    A couple of well fed Doe's on Blackcomb.

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