28 Sep 2020

September 28, 2020

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday September 21, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 8 with a 5-15 KPH S wind. + 17 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

     Tuesday September 22, 2020. 12:00 Hrs.  + 7 with a 10-25 KPH ENE wind. + 14 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

      Wednesday September 23, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 5 with a 20-35 KPH ESE wind. + 9 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

     Thursday September 24, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 3 with a 15-55 KPH SW wind. +10 in the valley.

      Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

      Friday September 25, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 3 with a 15-45 KPH ESE wind. + 10 in the valley.

      Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

      Saturday September 26, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 1 with a 10-35 KPH SSW wind. + 11 in the valley.

      Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

      Sunday September 27, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 4 with a 0-10 KPH ESE breeze. + 10 in the valley.

      Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.


Weather Observations for September 29, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

  • 2180 meters     +8, Winds were 20-30 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
  • 1835 meters   +10, Winds were   5-10 KPH ESE--Round House
  • 1650 meters     +7, 0.0 mm of rain, 0.0 mm in 24 hrs. --Pig Alley
  •   660 meters.    +5, Max temp yesterday was + 12.8, 0.0 mm recorded yesterday.

Total rainfall recorded at 660 m in the past week was 83.4 mm.


     Monday am, broken cloud and unlimited visibility. Inverted temps. Snow will disappear quickly.


FORECAST:

A bit of cloud this am with a high pressure strengthening, mostly sunny skies today in a Westerly flow aloft. Ridge builds during the week with warm temperatures. Low pushes back down on Thursday with a bit of cloud in the forecast. Ridge rebounds on Friday into Saturday, may see some cloud on Sunday as the ridge shifts Eastward. Looking like an amazing warm week for Whistler. Ridge may strengthen Monday and continue into early next week.  Guesstimates: no precipitation until some time next week. 


     GOES IR image from this am.


      High building Monday should be sunny later this am. Above seasonal temperatures.





      Fronts along the coast.

      High strengthens on Tuesday.




      Warm high is the dominant force on Wednesday. Could be the warmest day of the week!

      Large high for B.C.


       Low may send some cloud over the top of the ridge.

      May see some cloud Thursday.

      High shifting East slightly but still sunny weather for Whistler.

      High pressure still in control on saturday.

      Low begins to push high South, but likely going to be a dry day.


     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

      A hiker was buried in an avalanche and extracted in Switzerland on Sunday. Article below.

     A backcountry skier was caught in this Australian Avalanche at Hotham. Article below.


     INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

     VSSW quickly approaching, October 4-6, 2020.  Click here to register: VSSW 2020

     Monday 17:30 Hrs. Onshore flow. + 7 at 1860 m.

     Full Moon coming up-- October 1, 2020. Rare Blue Moon October 31, 2020

      Tuesday sunrise 06:59 Hrs. + 5. Fall Equinox  was officially at 06:30 Hrs PST.

      Still feeling like summer on Lake Simcoe.

      Wednesday sunrise 07:00 Hrs. + 1 with some fresh snow at 2180 meters

      Thursday sunrise, 07:02 Hrs. + 1 at 1835 meters. 30 mm recorded since midnight at 1650 m.

      Friday sunrise was at 07:03 Hrs. + 1 at 1860 meters. 21.2 mm recorded at 1570 m since midnight.

        Friday: Welcome deluge heading just South of our Zone. Should help extinguish wildfires. 

      Fall colours in Ontario.

     Saturday sunrise was at 07:05 Hrs. 0 Deg C. 17.5 mm recorded at Pig Alley since midnight.

      Just after sunrise Sunday morning. -2 at 2240 meters.

      Looking like a nice sunny week for Whistler. Enjoy!!



VIDEOS:

Avalanche Scene from: Let It Snow

Tradeoffs in Avalanche Operations: Snowline Associates

Steeped in Tradition: Alta Ski Patrol

Video of avalanche debris that caught a skier in Hotham: Australia


ARTICLES:

Woman recovered after being buried by an avalanche: Switzerland

Skier caught in terrifying avalanche in Hotham Backcountry: Australia

Return to winter in the Covid-Era Critical questions from the mountains: WildSnow

Avalanches large enough to kill observed, alerts issued: New Zealand

Retailers are seeing a spike in avalanche gear sales. That has avalanche educators and search teams worried: Colorado Sun

Resort to Backcountry, making the Transition: Scarpa

SLF wins Albert Mountain Award: Switzerland

Schilthornbahn Ag submits application for snow farming project in Engetal: Snow Industry News

SASE begins avalanche forecasting for critical sites in Sikkim: India

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