1 Dec 2020

December 1, 2020

     YESTERDAY:

      Nice turns to be had Monday morning.

      Round House Roll

      Monday November 30, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. -4 with a 25-40 KPH SW wind. +2 in the valley.

      Big picture Monday afternoon. High building, clouds were clinging on in the mountains.

      Eventually it became unsettled later in the day.



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Weather Observations for December 1, 2020 taken at 06:30 Hours.

2240 meters      -9, Winds were   65-95 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 70-100 KPH ENE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -6, Winds were 25-50 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters      -6, Winds were 20-50 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters      -7, trace in 12 Hrs, 5 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 99 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      -6, trace in 12 Hrs, 4 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 66 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.1, 8.0 mm of precip yesterday.


      As of 07:15 Hrs this am we have a bit of high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

High pressure will dominate the weather today in a Northerly flow aloft. Sunny skies with warming temperatures as the day progresses. The freezing level will go much higher than the local peaks, with inversions for the next few days. A very weak trough slides down the coast on Thursday but we should only see some cloud spill over into the area. Still a slight chance we may see a flurry as the trough slides South. No real precipitation until possibly Sunday. Get out the sun screen, should be some awesome turns to be had today.


      GOES IR Image from this am.


      Warm ridge digs in for sunny weather Tuesday.





       Ridge strengthens for Wednesday.






      Low slides down the coast on Thursday. Mix of sun and cloud.


     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

      A snowmobiler has died in an avalanche near MacKenzie B.C. Article below.                     Net Pic


      INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

      Catskinner Weather Plot 1570 m. From 06:00-14:00 hrs another 4 cm Base 61 cm.

      Pig Alley. 1650 meters. From 06:00-14:00 another 5 cm. Base 98 cm.


      Avalanche control mitigation on both mountains Monday am.


LOCAL MIN REPORTS:

Spearhead: Nov 28, 2020

Oboe Apostles: Nov 29, 2020

Gin & Tonic Lakes: Nov 29, 2020

Tricouni: Nov 29, 2020


VIDEOS:

Powder Pickers: David Jones


ARTICLES:

Snowmobiler dies in an avalanche near MacKenzie, B.C.:Prince George Citizen

Is the pandemic pushing more people into avalanche zones: Alaska

280 sheep, goats buried in avalanches: Northern India

Backcountry skiing reaching "record" levels nearly tripling sign up for avalanche courses: Colorado



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