29 Nov 2019

November 29, 2019

   YESTERDAY:

    Thursday November 28, 2019. 12:00 hrs. -11.7 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH NNW breeze.


    Winds abated, temperatures moderated Thursday afternoon with a high of -9.7 Deg C at 2240 M.

    High in the valley on Thursday was -2.0 Deg C.


Weather Observations for November 29, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH  N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNE --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -9, Winds were     0-5 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters    -12, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 27 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -11, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base ? cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -8, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -2.0, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

The Arctic Ridge will bring cold dry weather in an Easterly-Northeasterly flow aloft. The freezing level will remain  below surface. More of the same for Saturday with slightly warmer temperatures and the chance of some cloud later in the day from the low to our Southwest. Dry conditions into early next week with a mix of sun and cloud. Hoping for some flurries on Tuesday.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Arctic high for today with slightly warmer temperatures.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Arctic high for Saturday, may see some cloud push in from low to the SW.





    Temperatures back to seasonable values on Sunday, should see cloud from low to the South.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

     An avalanche in Phander Valley, Pakistan has killed three people. Article below.   Net File Pic

    Skier accidental in Utah. Report in article section.                                               Kyle Mays Image



    INFORMATION AND OBSERVATIONS:

    Opening day winter 2019, Thursday Nov 28th. -4 in the valley.

    Cold temperatures in the am,  good for snow making.

    Mount Garibaldi, high in Squamish Thursday was +5.5 Deg C.

    Snow making vital for this year, possible winter storm next Friday. Fingers crossed.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.



VIDEOS:

Observations from Red Mtn Pass, Colorado: Nov 28, 2019


ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed three people in Ghizer: Pakistan

High avalanche risk reported at Waterton Lakes National Park: Alberta

Skier remote on Silver Fork Headwall, Utah: UAC

Snow gliding and glide snow avalanches, test sites and information: Aosta Valley, Italy

With new funding, Yukon avalanche forecast returns to full service levels: CBC

The women of the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol: MountainWatch

The growing avalanches of global warming: AscentBackcountry

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