27 Nov 2014

November 27, 2014



    Early Wednesday Morning. Nice to see the snow right to the valley!!

    At 1000 meters there was at least 25 cm of fresh snow.

    Above 1550 meters there was an inversion on November 26, 2014. +2 at 1860 M at 08:00 Hrs.

    Ski cutting yesterday produced some size 1 wet loose avalanches and a few wet slab avalanches.




Weather observations for November 27, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters      -0.5, Winds were 40-60 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters          0, Winds were 45-80 KPH from the S
1860 meters        +1, Winds were 40-65 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters        +2, Winds were 20-80 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters        +3, No new snow, Base 52 cm
1550 meters        +4, Relative Humidity 92%
  660 meters        +3,Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +0.8, 26.8 mm recorded there before midnight.


For the forecast, the moist onshore flow will continue into this afternoon with Freezing levels hovering around 2000 meters and gradually lowering to about 1600 meters by this evening. A cold front and upper level trough will bring light snow for Friday with freezing levels below the valley floor by Friday evening. The surface high developing over central BC will bring cold temperatures to the area by Friday evening and we can expect clear cold weather for the weekend into early next week. Saturday may see a few clouds lingering with isolated flurries in the morning before it clears. Guesstimates for snow: 8-12 cm above 1550 meters for Friday morning. 4-6 cm during the day Friday. 




    The atmospheric river that has been bringing much unwelcome precipitation.



    Cold temperatures will bring a huge shift in the pattern tomorrow.







    The GFS forecasted model for today. Rain should ease off today.






ARTICLES: 

First Avalanche Fatality in North America: Montana

How far can the avalanche go?: Alpha Angle

Centre issues avalanche warning in 3 ranges: Montana

Red Heather Meadows Condition Report: ACMG Blog

Avalanche Canada Update: Avalanche.ca

RWDI, now forecasting for Whistler/Blackcomb: Engineering Firm

Winter Outlook 2014-2015: Wyoming










    07:15 hours at the bottom of the Wizard.

    Natural wet slab avalanche activity once the temperatures spiked.

    Ski and ride responsibly, early season conditions!!


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