10 Nov 2017

November 10, 2017


    Avalanche Rescue Practise. Locally, there is a MIN Report-Sea to Sky <Click.


    Early Saturday morning November 4, 2017. -12 Deg C.

    Sunday morning November 5, 2017. -16 at 1860 meters.

    Monday morning November 6, 2017. -14 Deg at 07:00 Hrs.

    Tuesday morning November 7, 2017 -8 at 07:00 Hrs.

    Wednesday morning November 8, 2017 -1 at 08:00 Hrs.

    By Wednesday afternoon at 14:00 Hrs it was unsettled +3 Deg C, but short lived.

    Thursday morning November 9, 2017. Sunrise 07:15 Hrs. 0 Deg C.

    By Thursday afternoon it was overcast with very light snowfall at 1835 Meters.  -1 at 14:00 Hrs.

Weather Observations for November 10, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH S   --Whistler peak
1860 meters    -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters    -1, RH 96%--Catskinner 
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.7, 0.3 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility. -4 Deg C at 1835 M.


The upper low off the coast is weakening with unsettled weather expected later today into Saturday. The upper level flow will be Southwesterly with the freezing level hovering in the 1400 Meter range. We should see some snow Saturday night continuing into Sunday with waves of moderate snowfall.  A cold deep upper level low moving down the coast Monday will have some bite with several waves of moderate to heavy snow forecasted for next week. Some models and weather sights are predicting significant numbers for next week, and if the low lines up properly we could get some decent snow to mid mountain elevations, dropping to the valley later in the week. Similar scenario to last years opening but a week earlier. Guesstimating 100 cm - 200 cm by next Friday.

    Image from Friday morning. Could be a sunny afternoon.

    Looking unsettled for today. Mostly cloudy this am.

    Low still well off the coast.

    Snow likely by Saturday night. Another low moves down the coast from the North.

   Low moves down the coast with potential for good snowfall.

   Moist onshore flow will bring snow to the mid mountain elevations.

   Looking juicy by Tuesday/Wednesday.

    Decent flow for the next week!!


   Rescue practise Saturday on Whistler Mountain. Snowing lightly for part of the day.

    A few clouds around on Sunday but an awesome day.

    Cold temperatures have allowed for great snow making, image taken on Monday.

    Arctic ridge over our zone on Monday. Big Low!!

    First arctic outbreak of the season has created Needle Ice <Click for explanation

    A closed upper low off the coast on Tuesday.

   Village Tuesday afternoon, -2 Deg C.

   From a grey day to an unsettled day by 11:30 Hrs on Wednesday.

    Hanging Out. Wednesday, Green Lake.

    Very interesting ice formations. Incredible structural integrity.

    Ice Fishing. Swallowing a catch!!

    Breaks Wednesday afternoon as the low churns up the Coast. Northerly Valley wind all day.

    Clouds moved in Thursday afternoon, + 2 in the valley at 13:30 Hrs.

   Big picture Thursday afternoon.


A massive avalanche in Pakistan: Twitter

I-90 avalanche bridge to cut closures in half: Washington State

Recent observations from a snowy Montana: GNFAC

Early season Weak Layer, Jewel Basin: Montana

The Mountain Life: Trailer


Silence in the aftermath of an avalanche: Mountain Sledder

Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for year-round ski resort on First Nations Land : CBC News

Expert warns of avalanche danger after recent snow: Montana

November 2017 La Nina Update: NOAA

An avalanche has blocked Dalton Highway: Alaska

Avalanche season underway, a warning for those headed into the backcountry: Alaska

New avalanche bridge opens at Snoqualmie Pass: Washington State

California Ski Industry Association releases Mountain Safety Guide: Pocket-Sized, Waterproof

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