24 Nov 2014

November 24, 2014



    Snow made it down in to the valley early Sunday morning.

    Looking good at Creekside. No line up at 10:00 Hours.

    Will be nice to see more green than red!!

    Sunday, November 23, 2014.

    Looks like the crevasses are slowly filling in on the Horstman Glacier.


Weather observations for November 24, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -6, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 25-45 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -3, 1 cm new overnight, 3 cm in 24 Hours, Base 43 cm
1550 meters      -2, Relative Humidity 95%
  660 meters     +1,Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +4.2, 5.2mm recorded there early am yesterday.



   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have light snow, overcast skies and limited visibility. 



For the forecast, increasing cloud with light precipitation can be expected this morning in a Westerly flow.  By this evening a weak warm front will push through with steady light precipitation into Tuesday evening. The brunt of the front with origins from the Pineapple State will arrive Tuesday evening/early Wednesday morning with heavy precipitation and rising freezing levels. This pattern will continue into Thursday evening when a trailing cold front is forecasted to move through the area lowering the freezing levels prior to a strong surface high building in central BC. Unsettled weather for Friday as the high pressure builds into Saturday with clear cold weather in a Northerly flow. The good news is the freezing levels will not be as high as forecasted yesterday. They should max out briefly at 2200 meters on Wednesday morning then slowly moderate to 1800 meters by Thursday evening. 
Guesstimates 5-10 cm by Tuesday morning, 8-10 cm by Wednesday morning above 1700 meters. The atmospheric river heading our way could bring any where from 80-120 mm of water equivalent to the valley. Hoping it may track a bit more to the South and spare us of the deluge. More on that tomorrow. 


    Front moving through today.


    Begins to look like an atmospheric river by Tuesday. A bit further South would be nice!!


    Cold front trailing the warm front on Thursday.


    Dry and cold weather by Saturday.

    Image from yesterday afternoon.



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    Nice to see the snow work its way down to the valley.


    Swans taking a break on Alta Lake yesterday.


    American Dipper looking for food at Lost Lake.


    Some fresh snow near the town centre.



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