26 Nov 2018

November 26, 2018


Sunday morning 07:30 hrs -4.4 Deg C.

    Upload in the morning.

    Snowing in the alpine during the afternoon.

    Wet snow in the valley, 0 Deg C in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for November 26, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters         -1, Winds were 65-110 KPH ESE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters         -1, Winds were 75-100 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters        +1, Winds were 35-45   KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters          0, Winds were 15-50   KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters        +1, 9 cm of new, 11 cm in 24 hrs, Base 58 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters          0, 8 cm of new, 11 cm in 24 hrs, Base 33 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters          0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.8, 10.2 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies and Limited visibility. Wet Snow.


A warm strong Pacific front will bring heavy precipitation and strong gusty winds to our area in a Southwest > Southerly flow aloft. The freezing level as of 07:00 hrs this am was at around 2000 meters. Lets hope it stays there so the alpine can get a needed dumping. Several bands will push through into Tuesday night with moderate precipitation and slightly cooler temps. A weak ridge will build for Wednesday with unsettled weather and a dropping FL. Unsettled pattern for Thursday into Friday with some snow flurries, clouds, and the occasional break. Freezing level will drop into the valley hopefully by Friday night. Long range is looking much cooler.

    GOES IR image from this am, classic atmospheric river event.

    Warm temperatures for 1500 meter zone.

    Vigorous Pacific Front.

    Hope the FL is slightly cooler.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Slightly cooler temps for Tuesday.

    Warm front followed by a cold front on Tuesday.

    Freezing levels will begin to drop late Tuesday. Should get down to 1500 meters.

    Moist and unstable air mass for Wednesday but unsettled weather.

    Information & Observations:

    Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday.

    GOES IR image on Sunday afternoon.

    2cm of new snow by 14:00 Hrs on Sunday. HS 55 cm at 1660 meters.

    Looking warm in the North Pacific, click here for animation: The Blob

    Avalanche Activity:

    Skier triggered avalanches near Crested Butte. Article below.                            CAIC Image

    Avalanche season has started in the French Alps. Story below.                                           Net Pic

Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Brew Area Conditions: November 25,2018


Skier triggered avalanche near Crested Butte: Colorado

Series of avalanches in the French Alps: Pistehors.com

An avalanche has been reported in Sestriere: Italy

WB Backcountry Advisory: November 26, 2018

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