7 Oct 2016

October 7, 2016

    Turkey sale, Ski Swap--Its time to start thinking about shredding again!!

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    Tuesday morning October 4, 2016

    Satellite image from Tuesday morning.

    Snow line came down to 1700 meters.

    Unsettled weather Tuesday morning, no Ogopogo!!

    There are lots of grapes!!

    Wednesday October 5, 2016.

    Satellite image from Wednesday morning.

    Thursday October 6, 2016. +1 at 1835 meters.

    Satellite image Thursday morning--moisture laden clouds off the coast.

    Still some freshies on the peak Thursday morning.

    Cloudy in the Okanagan Thursday afternoon.

Weather Observations for October 7, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -2, Winds were 50-75 KPH S     --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     0, Winds were 25-45 KPH SE   --Roundhouse
1650 meters   +1, RH 100%  25.0 mm of rain    --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.0,  10.9 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing.

For the forecast, a vigorous front passed through the area early this am and is moving East, with light to moderate rain this morning, easing to showers with a drying trend by this afternoon. Tonight into Saturday morning we will see a warm front push through the area and stall into Saturday evening with moderate to heavy precipitation. Lingering cloud for Sunday morning with a drying trend as a ridge of high pressure begins to build for Monday into Tuesday. Another frontal band is expected on Wednesday but more on that in Mondays post.

    Most of the precipitation is now East of our zone!!

    Unsettled this morning, drying out by this afternoon.

    Next front moving onshore Saturday.

    A warm front in a Westerly flow will move through on Saturday.

   Would not want to be in Florida or anywhere on the East coast!!

    Slow moving front will exit our zone on Sunday, with unsettled weather by Sunday afternoon.

    High pressure will begin to build later on Sunday, with nice warm weather for Monday into Tues.


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    Unsettled in the interior on Tuesday afternoon.

    A few rain showers in the evening, Tuesday  Okanagan Lake.

    Penticton Wednesday.

    Sunset in the Okanagan Wednesday evening.

    Fingernail moon Wednesday.

    Unsettled in Kelowna on Thursday.

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