11 Nov 2014

November 11, 2014

    Sunrise Nov 10, 2014; 07:17 Hours yesterday morning, North Flow some spindrift.

    Guns were running early yesterday morning, 6,000,000 million gallons used in 12 hours.

    First frost of the year, -3 recorded at 660 meters yesterday morning. Puddles were frozen.

    A few American Widgeons enjoying the nice weather.

    Mount Garibaldi is looking very wintry!! Monday late in the day. A few Size 1's.

    Sunset last night. Officially at 16:35.

Weather observations for November 11, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -12, Winds were 35-75 KPH from the ENE
1860 meters    -13, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the WNW
1550 meters      -9,  Relative Humidity 62 %
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +5.7

    Clear skies and unlimited visibility this am. Looks like there are a few snow whales as well!!

For the forecast, upper ridge holding in a cold Northerly flow, sunny skies and cold temperatures in the alpine. Wednesday will be a repeat, Thursday we may get a few clouds from the low pressure moving into Washington State. Warming slightly on Thursday but freezing levels will still be at the valley floor. Looking like a possibility of some precipitation on Sunday with FL around 1000 meters as the high recedes.  No bets on that one, only time will tell with the jet stream on its wild path. Perfect conditions to make snow in the next few days, the mountains can easily go through 10,000,000 gallons of water per day with its huge inventory of snow guns. When all 200+ are in use it can go up to 12,000,000 gallons per day. That's a lot of man made snow!!

    Surface High and cool temperatures. Looks like the high will be here for the week.

    So close to the system affecting our neighbours to the South of our Zone. Wednesday!!

    High pressure still looking strong for Thursday. We may get a few clouds spill off the low.


New leaflet gives walkers and climbers avalanche advice: Scotland

Winter weather hits Mountain Passes; Time for Avalanche Prep: Kootney's

Frigid temperatures on the way: Polar Vortex

Swiss ski resorts open amid Avalanche Warning: Germerican

    -3 will certainly grow some frost crystals.

    Rainbow Park early Monday morning.

    Mount Fee Monday afternoon.

    Blowing snow in the Crystal Zone.

    So cold on Monday morning the crab turned BLUE!

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