30 Nov 2018

November 30, 2018


    Early Thursday morning.

    Breaks by mid morning.

    Clearing around noon.

    Clouds began to roll in later in the afternoon.

    Just before dusk.

Weather Observations for November 30, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters         -6, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters         -6, Winds were 15-20 KPH S  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters         -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters         -5, Winds were   0-5   KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters         -3, 5 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs, Base 67 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters         -3, 4 cm of new, 4 cm in 24 hrs, Base 33 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters          0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was, no data available.

    As of 06:30 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, limited visibility and snowing.

   As of 07:30 hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility


An upper level low will bring unsettled conditions for today in a Northwesterly flow aloft switching to Westerly during the day. Snow flurries likely this am with the freezing level at 700 meters.The low will weaken this afternoon as it drifts Southeast leaving a weak upper level trough in our area into Saturday. FL may rise to 1000 meters this afternoon. A ridge will begin to build and arctic air will mix with clear skies and cold temperatures developing for the immediate future. Long range models are looking at a change next Friday. Guesstimates: 2 to 6 cm by Saturday morning.

    Low still sending cloud our way, colder temps.

    High's and low's with approaching Arctic air.

    Avalanche Activity:

    An avalanche on Mount Cook has killed a tramper. Article below.      Oliver Buttner Image

    An avalanche near Daestan, Russia has killed a hunter.  Article below.                             Net Pic

    A soldier has been killed in an avalanche near Kakhakn, Armenia . Story in article section.

    No new local avalanche activity to report. Old fracture lines from control work on Wednesday.

    Information & Observations:

    Early season conditions, play hard but play safe.

    Snowguns were pumping out snow on Thursday.

    Pit on Blackcomb Bowl. Results in the image below.

Video Friday:

Skier released avalanche: Montana


A tramper has died in an avalanche on Mount Cook: New Zealand

An avalanche has killed a hunter in Dagestan: Russia

Soldier killed in an avalanche near Kakhkan: Armenia

Guardians against "white death" avalanches honoured by UNESCO: Switzerland

How to be prepared for an avalanche: Wyoming

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