30 Oct 2015

October 30, 2015

    An avalanche last Sunday claimed two lives in Pakistan, story below.                                  Net Pic

    Monday morning October 26, 2015.

    Broken cloud by Late Monday afternoon. Trace of rain recorded at the Nesters Weather Station.

    High stratus layer over Whistler Valley Tuesday morning just before sunrise.

    Some high cirrus cloud Tuesday afternoon, but another stellar day for the end of October.

    Wet snow falling at 2180 meters Wednesday morning. 0 degrees. 5.4 mm of rain at 660 meters.

    Satellite image from Wednesday morning October 28, 2015.

    Winds were moderate to strong on Thursday morning. 40-60 KPH early in the morning.

    Fresh snow and unsettled conditions Thursday, October 29, 2015. 0.6 mm of rain recorded at 660M

    Unsettled for most of Thursday, More cloud cover later in the day.

    Bit of a Pineapple Express coming our way, will be wet but wetter to the South of our zone.

    Saturday evening weather is looking wet, good news for skiers, not so good for trick & treaters.

Weather Observations for October 30, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -2, Winds were 50-70 KPH SSE--Horstman Hut Station
1835 meters       0, Winds were 10-30 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters     +1, Relative Humidity 100%
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11. 0.6 mm of rain recorded yest.

    As of 07:00 Hrs at 1835 meters we have overcast skies, limited visibility and wet snow is falling.

    Satellite image from 09:15 Hours this am.

For the forecast, a warm front in a strong moist Westerly flow will bring  periods of light-moderate rain to the area today into Saturday. The freezing level will bounce around over the weekend but we will see snow in the upper elevations even if this is a bit of a pineapple express, South of our zone will be very wet. A cool upper level trough will move through on Sunday with the freezing level dropping to 1200 meters. Monday will likely be cloudy in the morning, but the ridge will begin to clear the cloud out later in the morning. We will see snow well below our local peaks as a northerly flow prevails for Monday into Tuesday with mostly sunny skies. Certainly should be cold enough to make snow in the upper elevations.  Dry conditions are expected Wednesday in a cooler pattern, more on that in Mondays post. Freezing levels next week will fluctuate from 1000 - 1600 meters.

     Warm front with a strong, moist Westerly flow

    Moist flow for Saturday. Looks like a Pineapple express.

    Could see a break by Saturday afternoon. Most of the moisture is heading South.

    Atmospheric river event for Saturday will be just South of our zone.

    Strong cool upper level trough moves through on Sunday. FL should drop to around 1200 meters.

    Cool Northerly flow aloft will bring FL down to 1200 meters Sunday into Monday.

       Very large high pressure in the North Pacific building for early next  week.

    Looking dry for Wednesday.

    Long range model looking at Wednesday into Thursday.

Video Fridays:

Backside Air Reverse: Gabriel Medina

Not ideal conditions for this decent: Hawaii 5-0 Blackcomb Mountain

Scary slab release from last winter: FreerideWorldTour


Two miners have been killed in an avalanche in Kaghan Area: Pakistan

Army porter killed by an avalanche in Kashmir: Northern India

Avalanche of 20 years ago-- a huge avalanche deflector was built: Snjoflod, Iceland

What if the Godzilla El Nino is a dud: WUWT

U.S. 6 closed due to Avalanche Danger: Loveland Pass, Colorado

Tips on preparing for Backcountry adventures this winter: Josh Carr

    Still some great colours.

    Tuesday morning with some cloud in the area.

    Clear to the NE early Tuesday Morning.

    Totally ready for some snow!! Eventually there will be some snow guns!!!

    Getting charged up for winter. Snow is on the way with cool temperatures next week.

                            Come support this event, Next Friday November 6, 2015.

    Silhouette of a Stellar Jay.

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