4 Nov 2019

November 4, 2019


    Monday October 28, 2019. 14:00 Hrs. -1 Deg C with a 10-35 KPH NNW wind.

    Tuesday October 29, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -4.1 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH West breeze.

    Wednesday October 30, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +3.2 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH NE breeze.

    Thursday October 31, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +1.9 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH NNW breeze.

    Friday November 1, 2019. 18:00 Hrs. +3.3 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH SSW Breeze. High was +7.6.

    Saturday November 2, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +6.8 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH NNW breeze.

    Sunday November 3, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. +6.2 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH North breeze.

   From the archives in the side bar.  November 4, 2018. Fresh snow.

Weather Observations for November 4, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +4, Winds were 20-25 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      +3, Winds were   5-10 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters      +2, 0.0 mm of rain, 0.0 mm in 24 hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +9.7, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.


The upper level ridge will bring mostly sunny skies for today in a Northwest flow aloft. Will likely see some high cloud as the ridge slowly breaks down as the week progresses. Freezing levels will remain in the 3000 M + range for today with inverted temperatures. Cloudy but dry by Wednesday as the ridge slips South with some moisture entering our zone by Thursday. Difficult to estimate how much precip but if the ridge remains just South, we may see a few periods of light rain into the weekend and early next week. Some models are calling for more precip, which may happen if the low strengthens. Freezing levels will continue to remain high for this time of the year.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High still the dominant force, large low to the Northwest.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High begins to drift South, cloud will spill in from the low.

    High remains but more cloud expected.

    High still hanging in there.

    Cloudy Thursday with some showers.

    Showers for Friday.

    Cloudy and showers on Saturday.

    Cloudy and showers on Sunday.


    Skier triggered avalanches at Bridger Bowl. Article below.                                       GNFAC Pic

    Local wet slides. Here is a pic of a couple of slides on the ESE face of Keg in the Brew area observed 2019-11-02         morning. Probably occurred a while ago. Love the blog. Martin Ortmyr 


    Monday afternoon, -6.7 Deg C at 2240 meters @ 13:45 Hrs.

    There were clouds around on Tuesday, increasing later in the afternoon.

    An inversion Wednesday morning, -5 in the valley, +1 at 1860 meters--08:00 Hrs.

    Thursday afternoon.

    High in the alpine on Thursday was +3.3 Deg C at 2180 M, +4.5 Deg C at 1835 M.

    Sunset Friday evening, +3.4 Deg C at 18:15 Hrs. Sunset was at 17:50 Hrs.

    Saturday evening. Full moon is on November 12, 2019. Beaver Moon

    Indian River Sunday morning. High of +4 Deg C at 2240 M at noon.


Sensitive wind slabs: Montana

Impressive Tilicho Base Camp Avalanche, Nepal: Oct 25, 2019


Skier triggered avalanches at Bridger Bowl: Montana

ISSW 2020: Fernie, B.C.

How to go ski touring with Children: ISPO.com

Climbing skins-Easy tips to keep em' touring: Wild Snow

Panel warns against reckless pass skiing: Wyoming

Araphahoe Basin will start charging $30 for an uphill access pass: Al's Blog

Why "uphill skiing" is gaining ground among winter sports enthusiasts: Washington Post

Unravelling the history of avalanches in Juneau: Scientific America

Snowmobilers learn what causes avalanches and how to avoid them: Montana

Three ways to score free season passes at Colorado Ski Resorts: The Know Outdoors

Lidar Surveys guide avalanche predictions: Lidar News

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