14 Nov 2022

November 14, 2022


      Skier Accidental Hard Slab. Wolf Creek Utah. 2022/11/12. UAC Report.    Michael Janulaitis Pic

      Skier Triggered Hard slab, Marmot-Hatcher Pass, AK. CNFIAC Report.    Austin Hart Image?

      Sz 2 Na Galena Peak, Idaho. 2022/11/10 Click for report> SAC Report                         SAC Pic

      Skier accidental Flagstaff Ridge, Utah. 2022/11/10. UAC Report.               Bellamy/Pearson Pic

      Sa Sz 1Alpine Meadows area, Calif. 2022/11/09. SAC Report.                                     SAC Pic

      Skier remote on Mount Blackmore, Montana. 2022/11/09.  GNFAC Report                GNFAC pic


      Thursday November 10, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. -8 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH NNW Breeze.

      Friday November 11, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. -2 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH ESE wind.

      Saturday November 12, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. -1 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH WNW Breeze.

     Sunday November 13, 2022. 12:45 Hrs. +1 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH NNE breeze.

Weather Observations for November 14, 2022 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     0, Winds were 30-50 KPH N--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters   +1, Winds were   5-20 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters    -1, 0.0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.0 mm in 24 Hrs. Base 58 cm. --Pig Alley
  660 meters    -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.4, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday. 

     As of 07:00 Hrs we have some high broken thin cloud, unlimited visibility and a slight inversion.


High amplitude ridge bringing an omega block, will dominate the weather pattern for the rest of the week. For today we can expect sunny skies, in a Northerly flow aloft with warm temperatures. Some thin high cloud this am should burn off quickly. Sunny conditions with some occasional cloud will be with us until at least Sunday, when we should see colder temperatures, increasing cloud cover and a flattening ridge. Hopefully the moisture train returns Monday with some much needed snow. Time will tell!! More on the forecast in Thursday's post (Nov 17). Guesstimates: no snow until at least Sunday/Monday. 

      GOES IR Image from this am.

      GOES 17 ABI image 2022/11/14. 05:00 Hrs.

       Omega Block bringing dry sunny weather during a typically wet period for mid November.

       Sunny skies with a strong ridge of high pressure dominating the weather pattern. Warm!

      Omega Block with dry warmish weather for Monday. Very unusual pattern for this time of year!

      Northerly flow aloft for today.

       Dry sunny weather for Tuesday, continues to be warmer than seasonable.

      High strengthening Tuesday.

       High continues to be dominant force on Wednesday. Still on the warm side.

      High pressure deflecting low on Wednesday. may see some cloud.

      High pressure Thursday with some cooler air from the interior.

      Massive high all the way up the BC coast Thursday.

      No sign of breaking down on Friday. Massive low may start pushing back.


      Stratus layer lifting by 09:00 Hrs Thursday. -7 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH South breeze at 1860 m.

      Cloudy Thursday afternoon. High in the valley was -1 Deg C.                                           WF Pic

      Snow making on Lower Ptarmigan, Thursday.                                                                    WF Pic

      Thursday 15:00 Hrs. -3 Deg C with a 10-15 KPH South wind at 2280 m..

      Sunrise Friday, 07:18 Hrs. -6 Deg C with a 0-10 KPH North breeze. 1 cm recorded at 1650 m.

      Pushing man made snow on Zig Zag.                                                                                WF Pic

      Bushrat, Saturday around 12:00. -3 Deg C with a calm wind at 2280 m.                               WF Pic

      Massive high will bring dry weather for the foreseeable future. Image from Saturday pm.

      Slowly clearing out South of Whistler.  Saturday noon.

      Clear to the South West. 17:00 Hrs. -5 Deg C wit a 5-10 KPH North breeze @ 2280 m..

      Sunset Saturday was at 16:32 Hrs. Red sky at night, sailors delight. Not!!! No snow for a while!!!

     Sunday sunrise was at 07:22 Hrs. -6 Deg C with a 40-50 KPH North wind at 2280 m.

      Hoar Frost< click,  in the valley Sunday am.                                                                       WF pic

      Track packing on Gandy Dancer/Ross's Gold. Image taken Sunday afternoon.                  WF Pic

      Enjoying the snow, high in the valley Sunday was +5.4 Deg C.

      18:00 Hrs Sunday. -2 Deg C with a 40-50 KPH NNE wind. -2 in the valley.

      Windy image from same time frame as above.


Panorama: Nov 13, 2022

Quiet day on Shovelnose: : Nov 12, 2022

Gin Peak: Nov 12, 2022

Things are changing: Nov 12, 2022

Suffering in the Coast Mountains: Nov 12, 2022

Opal Cone Ring Creek: Nov 11, 2022

Black Tusk: Nov 11, 2022

Alpen Mountain: Nov 11, 2022

Brockton: Nov 11, 2022

Rethel Couloir: Nov 9, 2022


Cornice Collapse: Very Lucky

Sled gets caught high marking: AvyBites

Cornices and slabs: AvyBites

Large Avalanche: Denali

Sz 1 Storm Slab: AvyBites

Nasty Ride: MSP Films


How consistent is that avalanche advisory: Outside

Tips for safe early season backcountry skiing: Blackbird Mountain Guides

Avalanche season is here: Montana

CDOT aims for more distant avalanche control by reloading gas exploders: Colorado

La Nina Advisory-ENSO Diagnostic Discussion: NOAA

Avalanche Problems: EAWS

Vernon SAR has tips for people venturing into the Backcountry: B.C.

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