3 Nov 2017

November 3, 2017


    Evidence of  loose wet snow slides when there was a warm inversion in the alpine, likely Saturday!


    Saturday morning October 28, 2017. +9 at 1835 meters. +2 in the valley. 08:00 Hrs

    Sunday morning October 29, 2017. High cirrus cloud. +3 at 08:00 Hrs.

    06:15 Hrs Monday October 30, 2017.  -1 Deg in the valley.

    Tuesday morning October 31, 2017.  +8 at 1835 meters at 08:00 Hrs

    Wednesday morning November 1, 2017.  -3 at 08:00 Hrs.

    Thursday morning November 2, 2017.  08:00 Hrs snowing hard, 10-20 KPH S, -8.4 Deg.

Weather Observations for November 3, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -20, Winds were 30-55 KPH SW--Whistler peak
1860 meters    -18, Winds were 15-25 KPH S    --Rendevous
1550 meters    -16, RH 85%--Catskinner 
  660 meters      -8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.2, 11.9 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have some scattered cloud and unlimited visibility. Moon is setting.

    As of 08:30 Hrs Friday am, -20 Deg in the alpine. NNE winds 15-25 KPH.


An upper level trough has moved South of our zone with unsetled weather in its wake. Mostly Sunny conditions today with cool temperatures and low level flow out of the North. Another cool weak upper trough will arrive for Saturday with more cloud and some intermittent scattered snow flurries. The airmass is looking fairly dry and there is a chance of some breaks as well. Sunday will likely be mostly sunny with cool temperatures. The nice weather should continue into Monday with some cloud development Monday afternoon. Another series of frontal bands is expected Tuesday with warmer temperatures, overcast conditions, and precipitation into next Friday.

    Low from yesterday is moving South.

     Upper trough is moving South today with sunny skies expected.

    Low will bring cloud to the area again Saturday.

    Looking like a nice day on Sunday.

    Mostly sunny on Monday as well.

    Next system moving into our zone on Tuesday-Wednesday.

Monday November 6, 2017 weather update:

    Monday Nov 6, 2017. Clear skies unlimited visibility at 07:30 hrs.  -14 Deg C.

Upper level ridge for today with clear skies cold temperatures in a Northerly flow aloft. By tomorrow we will see unsettled conditions with some cloud development and the freezing level rising to + or - 1200 meters. A front will stall on the coast for Wednesday with unsettled weather and minimal precipitation. By Thursday it will push through with overcast skies and light snowfall above 800 meters. The FL will fluctuate from a possible high of 1800 meters on Wednesday to a low of 1200 meters by Friday. Friday at this time is looking like a mostly cloudy day with light snow in the alpine to mid station. The weekend will likely have a series of weak frontal bands push through with seasonable temperatures. More info on Friday.

    Monday morning image.

    High pressure for today with clouds heading our way for Tuesday.

   A few clouds around on Wednesday but relatively dry.

    Cloudy on Thursday but the airmass is fairly dry.

    More cloud on Friday with some light snowfall above 800 meters.


    Awesome day Saturday, valley high of +15.2 Deg.

    Inverted temperatures were melting the new snow.

    High overcast skies on Sunday.

    Melt Freeze Crust at 2300 meters on Monday. Teeth Chattering!!  Snow temp -5!!

    Clouds moved into the Valley early Tuesday morning, -2 at 660 meters at 07:00 Hrs.

    High overcast most of the day on Tuesday. High of +9.1 in the valley.

    Unsettled Wednesday, more clouds near the evening as the cold front moved in.

    Making snow in a snow storm. Thursday morning.

    Creekside Thursday morning.

    Upper low pushed through Thursday with cold temps.


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