21 Nov 2016

November 21, 2016

No recent avalanche information for this post.


    Friday afternoon, November 18, 2016.

    Making snow to Mid Mountain.

    Image from Friday morning.

    Snowing in the valley Saturday November 19, 2016.

    Image from Saturday morning.

    Fairly cloudy in the morning. -1 at around 11:00 Hrs at 1835 meters.

    A bit of blue around 13:00 Hrs Saturday. Some breaks from noon to about 15:00 Hrs.

    Early Sunday morning November 20, 2016 -1 and snowing lightly.

    Sunday morning, looks unsettled!!

    A break in the precip Sunday.

Weather Observations for November 21, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters   -2, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Rendevous
1650 meters    0, RH 94%  2.8 mm of precip  --Pig Alley  Precip from 16:00 Hrs yest
  660 meters  +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.6, 7.6 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 08:30 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A series of cool Pacific storms will move through the area all week. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with some light precipitation and a chance of some breaks later in the day. Today will be the warmest day of the week with a descending FL by tonight. Another weak front arrives Tuesday with some decent precipitation in the evening with the FL hovering in the 1000 M range. We should see a West South West flow for Monday into Tuesday. A more Westerly flow for Wednesday, light/moderate snow can be expected just above the valley floor as the jet stream remains over Northern California with several more colder fronts heading our way for later in the week. Bring on the powder!!!!  Regular posts begin on Wednesday. Depending on the models, we could easily receive from 50 to 1.25 meters of snow by Friday evening with this parade of frontal bands.

    Weak front today with a break later on in the day.

    Flow for Monday.

    Most snow falling Monday night.

    Tuesday into Wednesday, looks like some good snowfall Tuesday into Wednesday.

   Another front for Wednesday. Wednesday night has the potential for 30 cm.

    Juicier front for Thursday into Friday.

    Long range model shows another front for Friday with some weak ridging by the weekend..


From Eric Carter November 20, 2016

Drove up to the Cabin on Metal Dome this afternoon. Lots of people up there today. Snow on the road and skins on at the car (rock ski conditions on the road). Snow line was just below the cabin when I left with heavy wet snow falling fast. A lot of heavy accumulation from 1500 and up in the area (Whistler reporting 12cm in the last 24hr). Was quite windy with vis <20m above treeline. Didn't seem like a good day to be a snowboarder.


Min to Win: Avalanche Canada

Upcoming Avalanche Awareness Events: Avalanche Canada

When a snow avalanche hits a body of water: Journal of Geophysical Research

Latest ENSO report, Nov 14, 2016: NOAA

Three Month Outlook: NOAA

    Whistler Bowl Friday.

    Snow line is looking respectable.

    Mt Currie Friday afternoon.

    Wedge Saturday afternoon. 1.1 mm recorded at 660 m.

    Blackcomb just before dusk, it began precipitating again Saturday night.

    Nesters weather station Sunday, 7.6 mm recorded.

    Awesome event at Forlise last night for the Sperahead Huts.

              We must be the only Western Ski Resort that does not have one of these sessions!!

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