14 Nov 2016

November 14, 2016


    An avalanche in the Dolomite's has claimed a mountaineer, article below.                       Net Pic


    Early Saturday November 12, 2016--- +2 at 1835 meters.

    Snowing at 2180 M Saturday morning, -1, FL headed in the right direction..

   Image from Saturday morning.

    Fresh snow on the Horstman Glacier Saturday.

    There was snow down to Olympic Station 2 weeks ago. Image from Saturday afternoon.

    Sunday morning November 13, 2016, -1 and snowing very lightly at 1835 meters.

    Still looking decent at 1860 M, -1.5 at 07:00 Hrs Sunday morning.

    Sunday morning, moisture laden clouds heading our way.

    Moist and overcast most of the morning, moderate rain later during the day/night on Sunday.

Weather Observations for November 14, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -6, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters   -4, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE --Rendevous
1650 meters   -1, RH 95%  15.24 mm of precip  --Pig Alley  Precip from 14:00 Hrs yest
  660 meters  +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.4, 14.3 mm of Precip recorded yest

In the past week we have had warm temperatures, strong winds and 78.3 mm of rain recorded at 660M. Normal temperatures for this time of year are usually Max +3, Min -2, in the valley.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility, -3 at 1835 meters.

    Nice to see the snow back in the trees.


An exiting cold front will be replaced by an unsettled day today with a relatively dry air mass and cooler temperatures in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The weak upper level shortwave ridge will be replaced by a shortwave trough Monday evening, bringing very light snow showers to mid mountain Tuesday morning and continuing into the evening.. A weak ridge will influence the pattern with unsettled conditions into Wednesday and the FL getting close or reaching the valley by the evening.  Unsettled weather again for Thursday but there is a deep trough expected to develop off the coast in this time frame. Only time will tell. Looking unsettled for Friday in most of the models with more snow on the way for Saturday. Will be posting again on Friday for a clearer picture of what is to come. The weather pattern has finally reset to more seasonable values with several troughs moving through the area, there is not a lot of consistency or confidence in what will happen later in the week!! The jet stream is moving slightly south, they can have it!!

    Drying trend for today as the front moves East..

    A break in the morning, some light flurries possible in the afternoon. FL will begin to drop.

    Weak frontal band for Tuesday with overcast skies and some flurries. FL hovering at 1100M.

     Cooler temperatures by Wednesday with a weak ridge building.

    Flow into Thursday will bring cooler temperatures, as the low moves south.

    High pressure for later in the week , but that low will send cloud our way with some flurries.


An avalanche in Northern Italy has claimed a mountaineer: Mountain Journey

A day in the life of a Ski Patroller: D'Arcy McLeish

November high temperatures continue to be broken: Washington State

What will increase economic investment for carbon neutral technologies: Science Daily

It is warm in Saskatchewan as well: CBC News

Northern Russia hit by heavy snow: Good for a cooling trend


    Wizard says there is snow on the way, time for a reset to seasonable weather!!

    Light drizzle for Remembrance Day gathering on Friday.

    Rivers were pumping on Friday. 1.7 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Bike Park Deconstruction complete, 24.9 mm of rain recorded at 660 M on Saturday.

    Saturday afternoon during a lull in the precip..

    A brief hole in the cloud on Sunday, Temp at 1860 meters dropped to -1 by 14:00 Hrs.


**Retro Ski Movie Night at Forlise - Spearhead Huts Fundraiser **

A little gathering before the ski season starts to enjoy some tasty brews provided by Coast Mountain Brewing and raising some funds for the Spearhead Huts Project... All while watching the iconic Greg Stump movie The Blizzard of Aahhh's from 1988! After the show, we are gathering at Handlebar Apres in the upper village.

Date: Sunday, November 20th, 2016
Location: Forlise in Whistler Village, next door to Surefoot.
Time: 7pm-10pm (10pm-12am at HandleBar)
Draw prizes from Salomon

Bring cash for donations, raffle prizes and beers.
Cover charge is a suggested donation of $10.
$4 beers from Coast Mountain Brewing.

All proceeds going to Spearhead Huts Project.

Thanks to the partners: Forlise, Salomon, HandleBar Apres, Coast Mountain Brewing.

Showing my age but I worked on that flick.

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