6 Dec 2018

December 6, 2018

    YESTERDAY:

    Wednesday morning.

    Snow guns were pumping out snow, Gondolas are going on the line, on Blackcomb.

    Not a cloud to be seen yesterday.

    A blue bird day.

    Man made snow.

    Alpin glow at days end.


Weather Observations for December 6, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -2, Winds were 10-20 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -2, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH WNW--Rendevous
1835 meters       -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters       -7, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 61 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 29 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

FORECAST:

Ridge of high pressure will bring sunny skies to the area today in a Northwesterly flow aloft. Inverted temperatures today in the alpine with cooler air trapped in the valleys, FL may rise to 1000 metes later this afternoon with day time heating. Friday will be similar before a weak front pushes onshore in the evening into Saturday, with a slightly stronger front for Sunday. A series of Pacific fronts is expected for next week with seasonable temperatures. Guesstimates: trace-2 by Sunday am, 10-15 cm by Monday am.


    GOES IR image this am.


    High still the dominant feature.




    Fronts along the coast.


     Low starts migrating South.





   Cloud moves in late Friday afternoon.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:


   No new avalanche activity reported locally. Pretty green in the valley.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:


    Tracks on Cowboy Ridge.


    Still some good snow above 1800 meters.


    Great visibility yesterday, Howe Sound off in the distance.


   Some glaciers are looking treacherous.


    Man made snow below 1200 meters.

    Image from yesterday afternoon.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Tenquille Lake: Dec 2, 2018

Conditions on the Coast: Dec 4, 2018



ARTICLES:

Skiing in closed areas, again: Rogers Pass

State of the snowpack in Colorado: CAIC

Backcountry Advisory for day tourers out of W/B: Dec 6, 2018

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