4 Dec 2018

December 4, 2018


    Early Monday morning.


    Whistler & Blackcomb amongst some cloud.

    Scattered low cloud for much of the day.

    Blackcomb Mountain Monday morning.                                                     Julianne Budd Image

    Cold day.

Weather Observations for December 3, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH WNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH WNW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters       -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters       -9, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 65 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -8, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 30 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 06:30 hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


High pressure will prevail with dry cold weather in a North-Northeast flow aloft. The ridge will shift on Saturday allowing for a weak trough to push through with a stronger system Sunday into Monday.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Pacific High and Arctic High blocking the lows.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Slightly colder Wednesday.

    Low to the North is pushing South.


    Small soft wind slab yesterday.

    No new local avalanche activity yesterday


    Frosty morning in the valley Monday.

    Wind affected snow and crevasses.

    North wind moving the snow around.

    Cornices are growing.

    Monday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Mt Rohr: Dec 2, 2018

Cloudburst: Dec 3, 2018


Heads Up! These weekend avalanches could've killed skiers: Gripped

Mammut generation 3.0 airbags should be checked: Safety Check

Considerable to High avalanche danger in High Alpine: Switzerland & France

Record-setting snow results in huge avalanche risk: Colorado

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