18 Nov 2019

November 18, 2019


    Monday November 11, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. + 2.9 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH SE wind.

    Tuesday November 12, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. +1.0 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH West wind.

    Wednesday November 13, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +1.4 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH East breeze.

    Thursday November 14, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +4.2 Deg C with a 5-20 KPH ESE wind.

    Friday November 15, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -0.4 Deg C with a 25-45 KPH SW wind.

    Saturday November 16, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -1.1 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH ESE wind.

    Sunday November 17, 2019. 12:00 hrs. +3.0 Deg C with a 30-60 KPH SSW wind.

Weather Observations for November 18, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -4, Winds were 0-5 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      -2, Winds were 0-5 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters      -1, 0.0 mm in 12 hrs, 5.8 mm in 24 hrs, Base 14 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +9.0, 24.7 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility at 1860 meters.


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A slow moving trough will push through today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The freezing level will likely drop to 1200 meters with some light precipitation expected later today into early Tuesday morning. Lingering cloud Tuesday morning with sunny skies by the afternoon as the ridge rebuilds back into our zone. Mostly sunny skies with some cloud for Wednesday to Friday with another inversion! A weak trough is forecasted for Saturday into Sunday but it may be fairly dry. The good news is it looks colder next week with the freezing levels likely reaching the valley bottom.

    Monday am  GOES IR loop

    Low off the coast will bring a weak trough through today. Cooler.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Low slides SE, high once again builds.

    High pressure strengthens, inverted temperatures for Wednesday.

    On Thursday low pushes, but the high maintains a small foothold.

    High expands again on Friday.

    Transition day, hopefully the high begins to retreat.

    Low is forecasted to arrive for Sunday. Discrepancies in the models, time will tell.


    An avalanche near Gulmarg Ski Area, Kashmir has killed two army porters. Article below.  Net Pic

    Sa (skier accidental) Sz2, Banff National Park. Nov 15th  Report below.               Snow Safety Pic

    Dumping, this past week in parts of the Alps. Natural avalanche activity. Nov 14, 2019.

    November 17, 2019. Strong winds, rain, rising freezing levels create climax avalanches in Tirol.


    Rumbling Glacier at around Noon on Monday.

    Tuesday am 07:15 Hrs, just before sunrise. + 1 Deg C.

    Wednesday Morning 07:30 Hrs. -3.7 Deg C at 2180 meters.

    Awesome day in the alpine Wednesday.

    Thursday afternoon, 14:30 Hrs, +2.6 Deg C at 2240 meters..

    Friday pm, a few sunny breaks. Max temp in the valley was +14.6 Deg C with 4.7 mm of precip.

    Saturday. Pineapple express with a moderate atmospheric river. 11.2 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Saturday, Max temp at 2240 meters was 0, Min Temp was -2.8.

    Sunday afternoon, Drying trend. 24.7 mm recorded at 660 m on Sunday. High was +9.0 Deg C.

    A few breaks Sunday afternoon. Most of the rain arrived in the early hours.


Skier accidental Sz 2: Banff National Park

Snowmobile Involvement: Lucille Mtn

Snowmobile Involvement: Yanks Peak


Cornice trimming: Copper Bowl

Avalanche: Mt Manaslu

Avalanche Nov 17th: Martell, Italy


Two army porters have been killed in an avalanche near Gulmarg Ski Area: Kashmir

Operation PALACI ready to commence operations in Rogers Pass: Modified C3 Howitzers

Climax avalanches in the Tirol area: Avalanche Report

Several avalanches in Martell, curfew and evacuations: Italy

 Avalanches, everything you need to know: Outside Magazine

Ten Commandments for staying alive in avalanche terrain: Low Risk Travel

Widow of man killed in an avalanche installs 10 warning signs in Palisades area: Idaho

Slow start to the winter snow season: Cliff Mass

Recent ENSO report from NOAA: November 12, 2019

Glacier monitoring shows Wedgemont Glacier continues to recede: Pique

Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing: Science Daily

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