23 Nov 2018

November 23, 2018


    Overcast in the morning.

    Some breaks in the morning.

    A few breaks around noon.

    Started snowing lightly later in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for November 23, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -6, Winds were 45-60 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 10-30 KPH ESE --Rendevous
1650 meters        -2, 11 cm new, 12 cm in 24 hrs, Base 55 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters       +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.1, 9.2 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 06:30 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


A weak trough over B.C. will bring periods of light snowfall today in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 1200 meter range dropping to around 700 meters tonight. Unsettled weather for Saturday as a brief ridge builds with drier conditions and a mix of sun and cloud. There is even a chance of the occasional snow flurry. Dry again Sunday morning before the next system begins to move onshore sometime in the afternoon.. Monday is still looking wet and warm but there is a chance the FL may hover in the 1800 m range, keep your fingers crossed. Has the look a a weak atmospheric river. Some models are expecting more than others and the FL has the potential to go to 2400 meters. Guesstimate's: 2-4 cm by Saturday morning, trace to 1 cm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from early this am.

    Closed low along the coast.

    Periods of light snow.

    Drying trend later today.

    North Pacific Fronts.

    Weak Surface high for Saturday.

    Clear breaks on Saturday.

    Avalanche Activity:

    No known local avalanche information to report.

    Information & Observations:

    There were a few dressed up tourists around yesterday.

    Top station of the Blackcomb Gondola.

Maximum winds yesterday: 83 KPH at 2240 m, 72 KPH at 2180m.

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