1 Nov 2013

November 1, 2013

Dusting on October 31, 2013.
October 31, 2013; the models were right and we had a dry Halloween evening.

The low is centred over us on Saturday, bringing heavy amounts of precip.

At 2180 meters the temperature was -2. At 1835 meters the temperature was -1, winds were 15-40 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters the temperature was +2. In the valley the temperature was +6. Observations taken at 07:00 hrs this first day of November 2013. Twenty seven more sleeps before the official opening day.

For the forecast, showery and cloudy weather for today with the Southwest flow bringing a vigorous low to our area this evening into Saturday. Heavy rain is forecasted for tonight and Saturday with freezing levels ranging from a high of 1900 meters to a low by Saturday evening of 1000 meters. A cold front follows the low bringing a dirty ridge to the area for Sunday with unsettled conditions, improving by Monday with some sunny weather. A weaker front is forecasted to arrive late Tuesday with cooler temperatures.

How to use an Avalung: Mountain weekly news

If you are in the market for an airbag: Outdoor Gear Lab

Why do we care about the early season snow pack? American Avalanche Institute

Canada's Ski Season Opens, out East: Saint Sauveur, PQ

Article in the Pique about avalanche apps: Allison Taylor

Be safe but live wild; A short film about Roger Strong's Avalanche Experience: Arc'teryx

Remotely triggered avalanche 4 Th of July Bowl, Colorado October 28, 2013 West Elk Project Photo

Strong low arriving on Saturday.

With the forecasted temps we could receive 20 cm of snow in the alpine late Friday into Saturday.

Models are in some what of an agreement.

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