28 Nov 2014

November 28, 2014

    Early Thursday Morning.

    There was no doubt the freezing levels were high. Horstman creek was flowing!!

    Water started to pool on certain terrain features.

    Size 1.5 natural cornice drop in Blackcomb Bowl.

Weather observations for November 28, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters      -7, No wind data
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 45-70 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters      -2, 1 cm of new snow, Base 50 cm
1550 meters      -1, Relative Humidity 79%
  660 meters     +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +8.1, 24.4 mm recorded there before midnight.

Squamish received 110.6 mm of precipitation up to Midnight on November 27, 2014.

    Awesome looking morning, clear skies with some cloud clinging to the mountains, unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the very warm front moved East early this morning with clear cold weather in its wake. Temperatures are dropping quickly as  Arctic air moves into our area. There is a deep upper trough off the Coast of Vancouver Island forming which will shift South later today meeting the Arctic air moving in from the East. We may see some cloud from this system and light snow flurries but it looks like it may track South of our area bringing snow to Vancouver. High pressure originating from BC interior with a low level offshore flow will bring mainly cold and dry weather into early next week. 

    The very warm air mass has moved East with clear skies in its wake. 

The high is already dominating the pattern, the trough off the coast will move South. Unless we get some recirculation which may bring some light precipitation and cloud later today the Arctic outbreak is looking very strong and pushing everything South.

     Arctic outbreak will bring cold temperatures to the area Saturday.


Bruce Temper and Risk: Vimeo

Couple who survived Himalayan Avalanche recount Fears: USA Today

Avalanche Experience: Geraldine Fasnacht

Henderson Mountain Avalanche: Avalanche Guys

Side Country Skiing = Backcountry Skiing: GNFAC

How to be a skier: You Tube


Avalanche warning for the BC Interior: Avalanche Canada

More information on the Henderson Mountain Avalanche fatality: Montana

Article on Snowmaking: Gibonslife.com

How to read Weather Forecasts during Snow Season: Ian Bolliger

    Not that busy yesterday on Blackcomb!

     Freezing level slowly dropped through out the day. This was around 14:00 Hours.

    There were many periods of no precipitation followed by intense precip with strong winds yest.

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