26 Nov 2020

November 26, 2020

      PAST FEW DAYS:    OPENING DAY November 26, 2020

     Monday November 23, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -4 with a 5-20 KPH ENE wind. +1 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe.

      Tuesday November 24, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. -3 ESE wind. +1 in the valley.

      Satellite image from the same timeframe.

     Wednesday November 25, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -4 with a 5-10 KPH SSW breeze. + 2 in the valley. 

      Satellite image from the same timeframe.

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

  • 2180 meters      -8,  Winds were 25-30 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
  • 1835 meters      -7,  Winds were   5-20 KPH S--Round House
  • 1650 meters      -7,  trace in 12 hrs, 6.0 cm in 24 hrs. Base 86 cm--Pig Alley 
  •   660 meters.      0,  Max temp yesterday was +3.8, 1.7 mm recorded yesterday

     As of 07:15 Hrs this am we have high overcast with unlimited visibility.


A weak frontal band will bring overcast skies in a Westerly flow aloft. Warm front will bring some light precipitation to the area around noon, a trailing cold front will bring light precipitation into Friday. Upper trough for Friday with light precipitation for most of the day with a pulse of moderate precipitation Friday night in a SW flow aloft. Some light precip Saturday morning with a drying trend for Saturday into Sunday. Freezing level will hover in the 800-1200 m range.

Guesstimates:4-8 cm by Friday morning, 15-20 cm by Saturday morning, 0-trace by Sunday morning.

     GOES IR image from this am.

      Weak trough for today with a rising FL. 1000-1200 m.

      Fronts along the coast.

      Upper trough for Friday.

      Drying trend Saturday.


     Old activity in the Brandywine Area. Likely older than 72 Hours.                                 Al Collis Pic


     Monday sunrise was at 07:38 Hrs. -6 with a 5-10 KPH ENE breeze. -2 in the valley.

      Front on Tuesday pushed through much too quickly.

     Snow stake at 1650 meters Tuesday afternoon. 22 cm by Wednesday morning. Base 87 cm.

      Wednesday sunrise, 07:41 Hrs. -7 with a 5-10 KPH South breeze. 

      Looking like the place to be Wednesday Afternoon.

      Decent sledding in the Brandywine Area Wednesday Nov 25, 2020.                            Al Collis Pic

      It was an awesome day.   Brandywine early season Sledding.                                  Al Collis Pic

 Probe in this area HS175, 65 CMHN, then there is a 5 cm wet layer of snow, after that alternating old early-season melt freeze   crusts(5) to the old ice.


Steep Creek: Nov 22, 2020

Cowboy Ridge Soft Slab: Nov 24, 2020


Whistler snow forecast from November 25, 2020: David Jones


Steep enough to Slide: Powder Cloud

Welcome to the backcountry: WIKM

Avalanche Canada producing advisories as of Nov 25, 2020, at top of sidebar: Sea to Sky

Intro to avalanche safety: REI

A big year for avalanche beacons: SGB Media


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