2 Nov 2014

November 2, 2014

    First light looking towards Sky Pilot, November 1, 2014.

   A few clouds around Saturday morning, by afternoon it was an awesome sunny day.

    Mount Garibaldi, 2678 meters: Info on Mount Garibaldi

    Snow line is very respectable for this time of the year considering where the temperatures were at!!

    215 cm of snow at 2300 meters above Circle Lake. Looks consistent.             John Furneaux Photo

Weather observations for November 2, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -6, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters        -1, Relative Humidity was 97 %
  660 meters       +3, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yesterday +8

   As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies with limited visibility. Mid and upper cloud layers.

For the Forecast,  a cloudy day with isolated showers in the valley with snow flurries in the alpine. A very weak warm front is moving through our zone today. A slightly stronger warm front will bring light rain to the area on Monday into Tuesday, with freezing levels hovering around 1800 meters. Tuesday is looking unsettled with some isolated showers. A strong warm from will be arriving for Wednesday evening with moderate to heavy precipitation and freezing levels as high as 2700 meters. A cold front is forecasted for Thursday which should bring the freezing level back down to around 1800 meters by the evening. Its still early in November, we can use a good base and early heavy snow to fix some of the crevasse issues we have. If you are out venturing in the mountains be sure to bring some crevasse rescue gear. With all the snow we have had there will be some large crevasses with weak bridging.


    Moisture moving in for today.

   Looks wetter on Monday.

    Weak warm front followed by a slightly stinger one.

    Cold front expected for Thursday. Hopefully it will be colder than forecasted.

Want to support a great cause, Whistler Health Care Foundation has supported the HeliPad at the Whistler Clinic in the past and is again donating $160,000.00 dollars for the upgrades to enable single engine helicopter access the pad after a 2 year hiatus. Have been voicing my opinion on that topic and will certainly be attending to support the cause. For ticket information: Whistler Health Care Foundation

Fracture speeds of triggered avalanches: ISSW 2014

WB crew had some nice looking turns yesterday: Pow Turns

                      Surface hoar near Blacktusk, November 1, 2014. Photo from Holly Walker.

    11 Year old climber set up on Dream Catcher.

    Considering how gnarly West Bowl is in the summer it looks like a good start.

    The Rain Forest!!

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