21 Oct 2019

October 21, 2019

    PAST WEEK:

    Monday October 14, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. An awesome Thanksgiving day.


    Tuesday October 15, 2019. 11:30 Hours. +1.9 Deg C with a 15-45 KPH SE wind.

    Wednesday October 16, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +1 Deg C with a 25-65 KPH wind out of the SE.

    Thursday October 17, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg c with a 10-20 KPH S wind.

    Friday October 18, 2019. 11:30 Hrs. -2.2 Deg C with a 10-45 KPH West wind.

    Saturday October 19, 2019. 12:00 Hrs.

    Sunday October 20, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -2.9 Deg C with a 15-30 SE wind.


Weather Observations for October 21, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -3, Winds were 30-45 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 20-40 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     +1, 0.3 mm of rain, 3.4 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.7, 3.9 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.



FORECAST:

A wet warm front will bring periods of light to moderate rain for today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to the 2300 meter range later today. The low to our North will exit on Tuesday with mostly cloudy conditions on Tuesday morning improving as the day progresses to a mix of sun and cloud, as a ridge begins to build into the area for Wednesday. Likely lingering cloud into Thursday as the ridge weakens and an upper trough moves in for Friday with rain expected for most of the day. An upper ridge is expected to move in on Saturday for a stretch of nice weather, a blocking pattern will bring sunny weather into early next week.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Warm and wet for Monday with a low moving through our zone.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low exits, warm high pressure moves in on Tuesday.






    High strengthens on Wednesday.



    High still hanging in there on Thursday, likely cloud spilling in from the next front to the North

    Mix of thre high and low for Thursday.

    More rain for Friday.

    High rebuilds Saturday.

    Blocking Pattern by Sunday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    No new known avalanche activity.

    Avalanche Discussion: Montana

    Avalanche Discussion: Parks Canada


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Busy last day of the season at the bike park on Monday. High in the valley was +11.5 Deg C.


    Front was late coming but did arrive Tuesday afternoon.

    Moist quiet day on Wednesday. High in the valley was +7.7 Deg C.

    Snow line looks good on the Blackcomb Side Thursday afternoon.

    Heading South. Friday evening.

    Looking like winter on the Peak Saturday.


    Central Canada colour Sunday.



ARTICLES:

Ice Climbers should carry beacons in avalanche areas: Gripped

Avalanche Fatalities in Europe 2018-19: EAWS

The Blob is weakening: Cliff Mass

Climate change challenges for Alpine Ski Resorts in Western Canada: Michael Pidwirny

"Rather mild" winter expected in B.C. this winter: AccuWeather

Taconnaz Glacier retreat, Mont Blanc, France: Blogosphere

Report highlights Alaska's last 5 years of dramatic climate change: NOAA

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