26 Oct 2020

October 26, 2020

      PAST WEEK:             ONE MONTH UNTIL THE SEASON STARTS

     Monday October 19, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 30-50 KPH SSW wind. + 8 in the valley.

     Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

     Tuesday October 20, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -1 with a 15-25 KPH SSW wind. + 7 in the valley.

     Satellite image from the same timeframe.

     Wednesday October 21, 2020. 14:30 Hrs. -2 with a 5-15 KPH North wind. + 7 in the valley.

     Satellite image from the same timeframe.

     Thursday October 22, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. - 5 with a 0-5 KPH WNW breeze. + 3 in the valley.

     Satellite image from the same timeframe.

      Friday October 23, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -5 with a 5-10 KPH North wind. 0 in the valley.

     Satellite image from the same timeframe.

     Saturday October 24, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -11 with a 5-20 KPH North wind. -1 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe.

     Sunday October 25, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg with a 5-10 KPH SSW wind. -3 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe.


Weather Observations for October 26, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

  • 2180 meters      -1,  Winds were 25-40 KPH N--Whistler Peak
  • 1835 meters      -2,  Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
  • 1650 meters      -5,  0.0 mm in 12 hrs, 0.0 mm in 24 hrs. --Pig Alley
  •   660 meters.     -4,  Max temp yesterday was 0, 0.0 mm recorded yesterday
     As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.




FORECAST:

Unsettled mix of sun and cloud today with a dry Northerly flow aloft. Should see mostly sunny skies by this afternoon. Cold front moving down the coast will bring mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday with some showers expected later in the day. Front arrives for Wednesday with light rain for most of the day. Front weakens Thursday with periods of light precipitation. An active frontal band for early Friday with light to moderate precipitation easing off by the afternoon with unsettled weather in its wake. Drying trend for Saturday into Sunday with unsettled weather , another frontal band by Sunday evening with periods of light precipitation. Guesstimates: 0-trace mm by Tuesday am, trace-1 mm by Wednesday am, 5-15 mm by Thursday am, 5-10 mm by Friday am, 5-10 mm by Saturday am, 0-trace mm by Sunday am.


     GOES IR image from this am.


     High pressure for today with some cloud spilling in from the warm front to the Northeast.





      Fronts along the coast.

     Ridge flattens and cloud moves in from the advancing front.





      Frontal band with periods of light rain for Wednesday.




      Stalled cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies with some showers on Thursday.



     Trough arrives for Friday with a mixed bag, likely periods of rain with some unsettled weather.

      Unsettled Saturday with mostly cloudy skies, some sunny breaks.

     Unsettled Sunday with more sunny breaks with another frontal band arriving later in the day.

      AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

     Five Ski Mountaineers were swept down a couloir in an avalanche on Mt Blanc. Article below.



     INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

     Unsettled Monday, 18:00 Hrs.

     Tuesday sunrise 07:43 Hrs. -3 with a 5-15 KPH West wind.

      Wednesday sunrise, 07:44 Hrs. -8 at 2240 meters.

     Weekend Chutes on Whistler Wednesday afternoon.

      Snow Flurries Thursday 10:30 Hrs. -8 at 2240 meters.

     Snow guns pumping on Wishbone Thursday.

      Sunrise Friday was at 07:48 Hrs. -6 with a 10-30 East wind. 10.6 mm recorded at 660 m on Friday.

      Saturday 08:30 Hrs. -16 with a 40-65 KPH North wind.

     Wind effect on Horstman Glacier, Saturday am.

      Sunday sunrise was at 07:51 Hrs. -5, warming up. Was -14 at midnight at 1835 meters.


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VIDEOS:

Recent Natural Avalanche caught on camera: Saas Fee, Switzerland

How to use the Dangerator: Avalanche Canada

Children caught in an avalanche while sliding: Turkey

Visual method for rating avalanche size: Bruce Jamieson

Early season avalanche, Montana: Avalanche Guys



ARTICLES:

Five ski mountaineers were caught in an avalanche on Mt Blanc: France

Pieps offers avalanche transceiver upgrade: Powder Canada

Early season Ski Fatality on Robertson Glacier: CBC News

Backcountry Skiing Community mourns the loss of a friend: CTV News 

Welcome to Winter: Avalanche Canada

When a forecast is not available, use the Dangerator: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada Provincial Gov't Funding uncertainty puts programs at Risk: Mountain Sledder 

Government pulls funding as Avalanche Canada faces busiest backcountry winter ever: SnowBrains

How to Snowshoe Safely--8 Tips from an expert in the field: MSR

A roundup of free online backcountry safety clinics, webinars and tutorials: Janet Hofmann

Preparing for Winter--What skills are you lacking: Powder Cloud

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