28 Oct 2019

October 28, 2019


    Monday October 21, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. -1 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH East wind.

    Tuesday October 22, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 20-45 KPH SW wind.

    Wednesday October 23, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +2.8 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH breeze out of the WSW.

    Thursday October 24, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 6.1 Deg C with a 15-35 SSW wind.

    Friday October 25, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +1.0 Deg C with a 25-35 KPH West wind.

    Saturday October 26, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -3.0 Deg C with a 15-40 KPH ESE wind.

    Sunday October 27, 2019. 17:30 Hrs. -1.6 Deg C with a 5-10 SW breeze.

Weather Observations for October 28, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -4, Winds were 20-35 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      -2, Winds were     0-5 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters      -3, 0.0 mm of rain, 0.0 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +7.8, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 08:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


A strong upper level high will bring dry, mostly sunny conditions for today in a Northerly flow aloft. We will see some clouds from the front to our East. The freezing level could reach 1800 meters today with daytime heating. The trend will be for cool nights warming up during the day until Wednesday. A warmer air mass will bring elevated freezing levels by Friday. The blocking pattern is expected to stick around into next week with a few days of dry cloudy weather as well. No precipitation in the immediate future.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High to the West with a cold front pushing into the Eastern part of the province.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Cooler on Tuesday, high remains the dominant force.

    Upper level ridge will bring slightly warmer temps.

     Ridge being pushed back slightly on Thursday.


    An avalanche has killed one person, injured two on Annapurna Trek, Nepal. Article below. Net Pic

    Four people unharmed in an avalanche in Switzerland. Article below.                                 Net Pic

    B.C. Avalanche on October 20, 2019. Checkout MIN report below.         Leo Robert Levesque Pic
    Remember the saying, If there is enough snow to ride, there is enough snow to slide.

    Recent moist activity in West Bowl. Taken on Oct 23rd.


    Dark & snowy Monday afternoon.

    Satellite image from same time frame, 13:00 Hrs as above image.

   Tuesday morning 11:00 Hrs. -3.7 Deg C with a 25-45 KPH SW wind at 2240 meters.

    Cloud moved in Wednesday afternoon.

    Showers Thursday morning, at 09:00 Hrs + 4.2 Deg C with a 15-30 SE wind at 1860 M.

    Big picture Thursday around noon. Pineapple express!!

    Warm, wet, and windy Friday. 08:00 Hrs +2.9 Deg C with 30-75 KPH SE wind at 1860 meters.

    Cold enough Saturday am for the automated snow guns to run. -2.8 Deg C at 1650 M 09:15 Hrs

         Click here> Omega Block for an explanation of this large blocking pattern.

    Sunday morning.


Old footage but a good reminder: Travis Rice

Winter 2019-2020 outlook for Pacific Northwest: Nick Bond

Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Idaho Peak



Avalanche claims one in Kaski, two more injured: Nepal

Four ski tourers escape unharmed after Swiss avalanche strike: Allalin Mountain

Backcountry users have begun reporting avalanches in B.C.: Castanet

Small soft slab in Montana: GNFAC

Get that beacon up to snuff-6 steps: Wildsnow

Province to review closure of popular ski touring area near Pemberton: Pique

Avalanche Awareness Event, North Vancouver: Nov 9, 2019

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