10 Sept 2018

September 10, 2018


    Not much to report, still some sluffs, with new snow & a trigger in Argentina. SnowBrains Pic


    Tuesday morning September 4, 2018.

    Wednesday morning September 5, 2018.

    Thursday morning September 6, 2018.

    Friday morning September 7, 2018. Just before the rain showers came at around 06:30 Hours.

    Saturday morning September 8, 2018. On the wet side.

    Sunday morning September 9, 2018. 06:30 Hrs +4 Deg C.

Weather Observations for September 10, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters         -1, Winds were 25-40 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
1860 meters        +2, Winds were 15-25 KPH SSE --Rendevous
1650 meters        +3, 4.7 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters        +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.8, 8.6 mm of precip recorded yest

    Sunrise was at 06:40 Hrs this am, overcast with unlimited visibility.


An upper level low on the North coast will bring cloudy, cool, showery conditions to the area in a West-Southwest flow aloft. The freezing level today will start in the 2100 meter range rising to 2400 meters with day time heating. We may see the FL as low as 1800 meters by Thursday.  Yes, early snow flurries in the upper elevations.  The low will slowly drift down the coast leaving an upper level trough in the area for the remainder of the week. Monday and Tuesday look to have heavier showers then the rest of the week. Unsettled--Wednesday and Thursday, looking like a dry Friday with unsettled weather Saturday but models are inconsistent that far out. Possible drying trend on Saturday/ Sunday as a weak upper ridge has a chance of developing. Feels like fall is here!!

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will move down the coast today and Tuesday.

    Low pressure with showers and cool temperatures.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Low in our zone.

    Cold front moves down central B.C.

     Temperatures drop as the cold front pushes into the South Coast.

    Unsettled Wednesday, we may see some sunny breaks and snow in the upper elevations.

    Much cooler air on Thursday.

    Unsettled Thursday as well with a mixed bag.

    Cloudy Friday, may be dry.

    Saturday. Unsettled but likely cloudy with some light showers.

     Sunday may see some weak ridging but likely unsettled.


    Monday afternoon at Whistler Peak.

    Awesome evening last Monday, mostly Blue by days end.

    Tuesday afternoon. High in the valley of +23 Deg C.

   Some blue skies on Wednesday. High of +28.3 Deg C in the valley.

    Days are getting shorter, sunrise on Thursday was at 06:34 Hrs. Sunset at 19:46 Hrs.

    Thursday turned into a beauty day, high of +27.4 in the valley.

    The Young Farmer's Almanac Winter Predictions for the coming winter.                            Net Pic

    Moisture Friday morning! 8.5 mm recorded in the Valley on Friday.

    Saturday brought some unsettled weather with 2.9 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Cold front heading our way on Sunday morning.

    Horstman Glacier Sunday afternoon.

Some Data on Rainfall amounts taken from the Nester's Weather Station at 659 meters.

Year     June     July     August         TOTALS

2008     28.4      24.9      94.2               147.5 mm
2009     28.0      13.5      33.9                 75.4 mm
2010     58.1        7.2      31.7                 97.0 mm
2011     25.2      39.4      21.2                 85.8 mm
2012     55.6      24.0      14.3                 93.9 mm
2013     56.5        8.1      80.6               145.2 mm
2014     20.4      37.5        2.8                 60.7 mm
2015     12.9      24.6      98.4               135.9 mm
2016     64.0      23.8      20.8               108.6 mm
2017     19.9      11.5        2.1                 33.5 mm
2018     42.4      15.2       11.0                68.6 mm

    Nester's Weather Station, 8.6 mm recorded on Sunday. Max temp in the valley was + 11.8 Deg C.

    Low to our North will slide down the coast.

    Early Monday morning, A very light dusting from last night. -1 at 05:30 at 2180 meters.

    Monday morning, chance of a few breaks to the blue.


Avalanche control device: Wyssen

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Three types of remote avalanche control used in B.C.: TranBC

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Polar blast with heavy snow: New Zealand

Sled Season Preparation: Mountain Sledder

El Nino could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months in California: Science Daily

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