23 Nov 2014

November 23, 2014

    Nice light November 22, 2014.

    Snow line came down Saturday morning.

    Fresh snow made for an awesome beginning to the Season.

    First to get up on the mountain Saturday morning.

    Still unsettled at dusk.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -5, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -3, Winds were 15-40 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters   -2.5, 11 cm of new snow, Base 43 cm
1550 meters      -3, Relative Humidity 97%
  660 meters       0,Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +1, .3mm recorded there before midnight.

    As of 07:45 this am it was snowing lightly with overcast skies and limited visibility.

For the forecast, the fast moving cold front in a westerly flow will be moving east this morning. We will get light snow tapering to flurries  this am but drier weather will prevail into tomorrow morning in a Northwesterly flow. A warm front is heading our way for Monday afternoon with moist conditions into Wednesday. There is little confidence in the models beyond Wednesday. Our zone will feel the brunt of this system with heavy amounts expected. Freezing levels today should hover around 1000 meters, as the front approaches we will get light snow and a FL rising to 1500 meters by Monday evening. The meat of the storm will arrive Tuesday afternoon, with FL rising to 2500 meters by Tuesday evening. Wednesday is looking wet with a FL around 2100 meters. Guesstimates 2-4 cm by this afternoon, 5-10 cm by Tuesday morning. So far Tuesday night into Wednesday night could deliver a mini atmospheric river. 80-100 mm of precipitation. More on that as we get closer. 

    GFS model for today.

    GFS model for Monday afternoon.

    Satellite image from yesterday at noon.

    The big picture Saturday afternoon.


First Impressions of the winter: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Training offered Nov 22,23 at Mount Seymour: Canada West Mountain School

Photos from upstate New York's snow storm: Snow Addiction

What is Glacier National Park without the Glaciers: The Bulletin

    Many happy people finally getting some turns.

   Merganser negotiating class 3 & 4 water on the Cheakamus River.

    Thanks to Lawrence McIntosh for this link explaining this phenomena: Pipkrite

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