26 Nov 2014

November 26, 2014

    Upload on the Wizard Tuesday morning.

    Felt like winter in the Alpine today.

    Everyone is preparing for opening day November 27, 2014.

    Snow was quite dry and skied well Tuesday.





Weather observations for November 26, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters         0, Winds were 25-75 KPH from the WSW
2180 meters      +.5, Winds were 60-80 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    +1.5, Winds were 30-70 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters       +3, Winds were 20-60 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters       +2, 21 cm of new snow, 27 cm in 24 hours, Base 80 cm
1550 meters         0, Relative Humidity 99%
  660 meters         0,Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +1, 12.2 mm recorded there before midnight.


For the forecast, a warmer moist airmass slowly moved in last night, temperatures in the upper elevations did remain cold enough to give us 21 cm of new snow since yesterday afternoon. The temperature at 1860 meters went to 0 around 04:00 hours this morning. There is a lull in the precipitation prior to another cold front moving through this afternoon. Freezing levels are presently at 2300 meters. As the cold front moves in the FL should drop to 2000 meters with a period of heavy precipitation easing to moderate precip this evening. Thursday will see a continuation in precip with moderate amounts and a FL hovering around 1800 meters by the evening as another cold front moves through. Friday is looking unsettled with light snow and freezing levels dropping to the valley by Friday afternoon. Saturday the surface high and associated Arctic out break will bring clear cold conditions into Monday. The good news is that the FL will not be as high as forecasted earlier and precipitation amounts have been significantly reduced for our zone. 





     Warmer air mass from the pacific high to our South



    Thick clouds over the Whistler Area yesterday afternoon.

ARTICLES: 

Winter Weather Pattern in Western Canadian Mountains: David Jones

Guidelines on Local Adaptation to Climate Change for Water Management and natural hazards:
Alpine Convention Italy

Know the Snow: Video Contest Winners

As snow fades, California ski resorts face a brown future: John Branch

Snow close, but Crystal can"t open this weekend for skiing, boarding: Washington State

Little information, avalanche fatality on November 20, 2014: Switzerland






    Early season conditions, please be careful and stay within the Temporary Boundary.

    Lots of rocks and obstacles hidden by some fresh snow.

    Low is moving warm air and moisture into the flow.

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