21 Nov 2015

November 21, 2015

    Rumbling Glacier before Sunrise Friday November 20, 2015.

    Some keener's were lined up at 08:00 Hours Friday.

    Satellite image early Friday afternoon.

    There is some moisture out in the Pacific. Anyone know what those lines are?

    Another amazing day on Whistler Friday.

Weather Observations for November 21, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 10-20 KPH SW  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSE  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters       0, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNE  --Rendevous
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH E  --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -3, 0 cm of new, 76 cm Base, Relative Humidity 58%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -1, ? cm of new, ? cm Base  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      -7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.3.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have some high cirrus to the North with unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, ridge of high pressure over the Pacific Northwest will remain for another day with a warm offshore flow. Cirrus cloud will begin to move into the area this morning with cloudy conditions by this evening. The freezing level is still expected to spike well above the local peaks this evening. Sunday will be cloudy with some light rain in the morning changing to snow flurries later in the day in a Westerly flow. The freezing level will hopefully drop back down to 1000 meters by Sunday evening before a cold front pushes through on Monday with the FL dropping back to the valley by Monday evening. Tuesday is looking unsettled as a modified arctic front passes by our zone with the FL plummeting well below valley elevation bringing sunny conditions for Wednesday. Will guess on snow amounts for Monday in tomorrows post.

    Saturday morning, high scattered cirrus clouds.

    Looking like another nice day.

     Warmer temperatures today into Sunday.

    Low will send precipitation to the area Sunday into Monday.


B.C. Ski Resorts promoting Avalanche Education: Globe & Mail

The Human Factor 2.0: Doug Chabot & Karl Birkeland

Squaw unveils new Avalanche Control Technology: Gazex

Formation of Surface Hoar: NASA
Looks like good surface hoar weather next week.

    Snowmaking is slowly working there way to the valley.

    Frozen ponds on Whistler Golf Course Friday morning, -6 at 660 meters.

    Should look much different in one week with the temperatures we are expecting next week.

    Snow guns in action on Friday.

    Some cloud by days end Friday.

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