19 Nov 2014

November 19, 2014

    Sunrise November 18, 2014. Officially at 07:30 Hours.

    By noon the temperatures began to warm up to +3 in the valley. Guns had to be shut down for now.

    Cloud layer broke occasionally during the day!

    Northwest Couloir on Wedge Mountain Tuesday afternoon.

Weather observations for November 19, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +1, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the S
1860 meters     +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
1550 meters     +4,  Relative Humidity 54 %
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +3.3

    Mostly cloudy skies this am with unlimited visibility. 07:00 Hours.

For the forecast, today we can expect an unsettled early morning with overcast conditions by the afternoon and possibly some very light precipitation later today with an elevated freezing level. (2800 meters this am dropping this evening) A cold front will move into our Zone Wednesday evening\ early Thursday morning bringing the freezing level down and hovering around 1200 meters by the morning. A stronger frontal system will push through Friday with freezing levels hovering in the same range. Saturday and Sunday are looking like mostly cloudy days with possible light flurries above 800 meters. Temperatures should drop to near the valley level early next week with a series of fronts forecasted to move onshore in a Westerly flow. Long range models are edging towards a series of cooler moist fronts for next week. No significant storms but at least the pattern has shifted and we are looking at a more seasonable outlook. Guesstimates 1-3 cm for Thursday, 12-16 cm for Friday, Trace-2 cm for Saturday.

    Cold front moving in later today.

    Frontal system moving onshore Friday. 

    Moisture expected for Friday.

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    Looking South over Green Lake Tuesday afternoon.

    White line evident on Blackcomb, opening day is November 27, 2014.

    Avalanche Hut at 1860 meters on Blackcomb Mountain.

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