8 Nov 2014

November 8, 2014

    Friday morning, stratus layer mid mountain.

   Trees are becoming leafless.

    Wedge Mountain late Friday afternoon.

    For this time of the year the South Side looks awesome. Late in the day, November 7, 2014.

Weather observations for November 8, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -1, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the W
1860 meters      +1, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters      +1,  Relative Humidity 88 %
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +8.7

    High thin stratus layer over the valley this am.

For the Forecast, the very weak ridge will give us another day of unsettled weather with mostly cloudy  dry conditions. A fast moving low pressure system with an associated cold front emanating out of the gulf of Alaska will bring clouds and light precipitation to the area this evening into Sunday morning. An arctic out break will bring in clear cold weather for next week as it begins to build on Sunday afternoon. Freezing levels will begin to drop as the cold front moves through tonight with values going from 2000 meters to 1000 meters by Sunday evening. By Monday evening they will drop to - values in the valley with one of the coldest days being Wednesday. I wonder how many litres of water will be used up next week for snow making?  Should see temperatures mid mountain next week hover around -8.

    Satellite image from November 7, 2014; image taken at 13:30 Hours.

    Northerly flow will bring cooler temperatures.

    Cold air moves in on Monday.

    By Wednesday we are in our first cold snap of the year.  Temps East of the Rockies look frigid.

Avalanche involvement near Crested Butte : Backcountry Magazine

Three Phobias related to Weather: Astraphobia, Chionphobia, Ombraphobia

Avalanches, Death Threats, and No Lifts: World's Most Dangerous Ski Race

Avalanche of Arctic Air: Roanoka Times

Why snow machines are cold comfort as the Alps warm: Digital News

Avy Thoughts: Backcountry.com

From Avalanche Canada                                                                                                                          
Please spread the word:
We were recently contacted by the Pemberton RCMP who have recovered a number of avalanche airbags after executing a search warrant. They suspect they were probably stolen from a heli- or cat-skiing operation and the operators may not be aware of the theft. Can you please help spread this word in the Whistler/Pemberton area?
Owners can claim them by identifying the airbags by make/model.
For more information or to report this theft, contact:
Steve LeClair - Staff Sergeant
NCO i/c Operations
Whistler Pemberton RCMP
steve.leclair@rcmp-grc.gc.ca<mailto:steve.leclair@rcmp-grc.gc.ca> / Tel: (604) 905-1965

     Some colour by days end.

    Still respectable for the temperatures and precipitation we have been receiving.

    Common Loon on Alta Lake November 7, 2014.

    Even the crevasses are filling in. Icicles are a good sign.

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