14 Oct 2019

October 14, 2019


    Monday October 7, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +5 Deg C with a 15-60 KPH wind out of the East.

    Tuesday October 8, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -4 Deg C with a 10-25 KPH NNW wind.

    Wednesday October 9, 2019. 11:00 Hrs. -10.0 Deg C with a 25-30 KPH wind NNE.

    Thursday October 10, 2019. 15:00 Hrs.

    Friday October 11, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. +9.8 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH breeze out of the N.

    Saturday October 12, 2019. 12:00 Hrs.

    Sunday October 13, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 15-25 KPH SW wind.

Weather Observations for October 14, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      -3, Winds were   5-15 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters      -2, 0 mm of rain, 0.1 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +10.8, 0.0 mm in the valley.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


A weakening upper level ridge will bring a mix of sun and cloud for this morning in a Westerly flow aloft. Cloud cover will increase later today and we should see periods of rain by early tomorrow. The freezing level will hover in the 2000 meter range by this afternoon. A series of Pacific Frontal bands will bring periods of wet and windy weather for most of the week.  The snow line will move down the mountain as the week progresses, likely just above surface by Saturday. Might see the trend slow down by the weekend, but that is a ways off. Looks like a reprieve for the weekend at this time. Fall is here, with winter not far behind.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Pacific coastal low moving down the coast. Unsettled for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Big low will send a series of frontal bands our way, cold front for today.

    Frontal bands moving down from the Gulf of Alaska. Cooler temps.

    Wednesday is looking wet.

     Strong winds and cooler air from the Northwest.

    May see some breaks by Saturday.

    High might bring unsettled weather for Sunday.


    Soldier dies in an avalanche on Gangotri Peak, India. Article below.                                  Net Pic


   Day high of + 5 Deg C at 1860 m Monday at 12:15 Hrs. 35-65 KPH SE wind. Patches of snow left!

    Tuesday evening , another dusting.

    Wednesday evening 17:00 Hrs. -2.9 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH N wind at 1860 M. Looks Smokey.

    Trent Severn Waterway closing October 14, 2019.

    Calm after the storm. Saturday.

    Sunday afternoon, Bike park is busy! High in the valley was +9.6 Deg C.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Low to the Northwest will bring us snow in the upper elevations this week.

    This image from Monday afternoon at 11:30 Hrs.


Old Footage but Cool Footage: Sochi Gazex


Soldier killed in an avalanche on Gangotri Peak: India

Whats new for avalanche control at Rogers Pass: Revelstoke Mountaineer

ENSO report October 10, 2019: NOAA

Concerns raised about Nevada Avalanche Control System: RCJ

Avalanche Dog Pre-Season warm up: Colorado

Ocean cleaning device successful in removing plastic for the first time: EW

Why I Quit my dream job: State of BC Parks

Snow Depth estimation by time lapse photography: The Cryosphere

7 Oct 2019

October 7, 2019


    Monday September 30, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH wind out of the NNW.

    Tuesday October 1, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. +2.9 Deg c with a 0-5 breeze out of the N.

    Wednesday October 2, 2019. 11:00 Hrs. +1.3 Deg C with no wind.

    Thursday October 3, 2019. 14:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH West wind.

    Friday October 4, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 1.3 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH S breeze.

    October 4, 2018, sunrise. From archives on the sidebar.

    Saturday October 5, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 1.2 Deg C with a 5-10 SW breeze.

    Sunday October 6, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +5.5 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH E breeze.

Weather Observations for October 7, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +1, Winds were 50-75 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +1, Winds were 25-50 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters      +5, 4.4 mm of rain, 4.4 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters      +6, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +11.1, still no measurement in the valley.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


A weak frontal band with periods of light rain for this morning in a Westerly flow aloft. A cold front and associated upper level trough will push through later today bringing the freezing level down to
around 1000 meters by tonight. A few isolated lingering showers Tuesday morning before an upper level ridge brings in a cool drying trend. The ridge will strengthen and likely remain in our zone into Friday. FL will likely drop to the valley Tuesday night with a gradual warm up into Friday. A front is expected for Saturday but it should be fairly weak with just some showers. Likely drying out Sunday with mostly clouds but no bets on that at the moment. The ridge looks fairly strong.  It is that time of the year when we should be seeing stronger fronts arriving. Perhaps next week!!

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low for today with a cold front pushing through tonight. Periods of light rain.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure begins to push in. Cold air to our East.

    High strengthens.

    Sunny skies for Thursday.

    Looks nice for Friday.

    High might stick around.


    A Canadian Professor is missing after an avalanche on Mount Trisul, India. Article below. Net Pic


    Frost delay Monday morning

    Cold enough to make some ice. -1 in the valley early Monday morning.

    Overlord Glacier.

    Sunset Tuesday, Squamish.

    Front moving in Wednesday morning. +4 in the valley at 07:00 Hrs.

    Occluded Front slowly moving down the coast Wednesday.

    A few short breaks as a weak upper trough passes through on Thursday afternoon.

    Friday afternoon, 12:30 Hrs. Unsettled but dry. + 10 Deg C in the valley.

    By 15:30 Hrs Friday it started snowing. 0 Deg C.

    Unsettled Saturday morning, nicer in the afternoon.

    Overcast on Sunday.

    Some fall colours.


Skiing off a soft slab: Erik Roner

Early Season Turns: Southern Alberta


University of Toronto Professor missing in an avalanche in India: Globe & Mail

Glacier National Park: Avalanche Bulletin

Avalanche risk "high" around Tongariro National Park: New Zealand

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Centre: Conditions Update

Experts look at trees technology to put March's avalanche cycle into historic, future context: Colorado

Where to find your local 2019 avalanche workshops  in the USA: Local Freshies

Pre Season Checklist-Ski Touring Gear Upkeep: Wildsnow

Banff Festival talk on Avalanches killing climbers: Gripped Magazine

As glaciers shrink, are the Alps more dangerous?: SWI