6 Dec 2015

December 6, 2015

   Rain in the valley early Saturday morning.

    Snowing and blowing 10:30 hours Saturday December 5, 2015. 25-55 KPH SW -2.5

    Snow line crept down to the valley by 10:30 Hours. Arctic front to the Northeast helped us out!

    Puking by 11:00 Hours.

    By days end for the sliders it was -4 Snowing 1 cm per hour with 30-60 KPH SE.

Weather Observations for December 6, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -4 Winds were 50-70 KPH SSE          --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters       -4, Winds were 50-65 KPH SE            --Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -3, Winds were 20-40 KPH ESE         --Rendevous
1835 meters       -4, Winds were 15-35 KPH SE            --Roundhouse
1650 meters       -1, 23 cm of new, 40 cm in 24 Hrs, 126 cm Base, Relative Humidity 100%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters       -2, 21 cm of new, 94 cm Base             --Catskinner 
  660 meters        0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.4. 23.7 mm of precip in 24 hours

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and snowing lightly.

For the forecast, a bit of a reprieve this morning as a cold front with light precipitation moves through prior to a strong warm front moving through later this afternoon in a Southwesterly flow aloft. We can expect light snow this morning with a freezing level rising to around 1500 meters. The next wave is a bit warmer but we could get lucky with a 1600 meter FL Max, strong winds and heavy snow in the alpine.. Tuesday is the pineapple with another strong warm front which could spike to  2000 + meters by Tuesday morning. When it passes Tuesday night the FL should come back down to 1000 meters than continue to get colder for Wednesday night. Guesstimates: 20-30 cm by Monday morning, 10-15 cm by Tuesday morning, 20-30 cm by Wednesday morning above 1800 meters. Freezing levels will likely drop to the valley Wednesday evening and remain there for later in the week, as the jet stream migrates south of our zone.

    Cold front this morning, next warm front heading our way later in the day.

     Another strong front for Sunday evening into Monday.

    Another equally strong system will move through on Monday.

    Cooler temperatures and a switch in the flow for Wednesday into Saturday.

    Snow with valley FL expected for Thursday into next weekend. Jet stream expected to move South


Avalanche Control shuts down Trans-Canada near Revelstoke: BCNow

Skiing and Snowshoeing in Yellowstone: Etiquette And Other Bits

Slab Avalanches: University of Alaska

Is Ullr really the Legendary God of Snow: MountainJourney

    Lots of folk storm riding!!

    Snow clouds Saturday December 5, 2015.

    Lots more moisture coming our way.

    Snowing in the valley Saturday evening. 0 at 660 meters.

    Winter Wonderland.

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