1 Nov 2021

November 1, 2021

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday October 25, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -1 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Tuesday October 26, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -2 Deg C at 1835 m.

.       Wednesday October 27, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -2 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Thursday October 29, 2021. 13:00 Hrs. -1 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Friday October 29, 2021. 12:30 Hrs. -2 Deg C at 1835 M.

      Saturday October 30, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -6 Deg C at 1835 m.

     Sunday October 31, 2021. 12:30 Hrs. -1 Deg C at 1835 m.

Weather Observations for November 1, 2021 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -1, Winds were 35-45 KPH E--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters     +5, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters      -2,  0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.7, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday

      As of 07:30 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


High will migrate East today in a Southerly-SouthEasterly flow aloft with a weak front arriving later today. Mostly sunny this am, increasing cloud coverage this afternoon with light precipitation starting this evening. The freezing level is around surface this am, with an inversion in the alpine, expected to rise to around 2000+ m this afternoon and dropping back down to around 1500 meters tonight. Tuesday morning is looking mostly cloudy with a few sunny breaks in the afternoon before another weak front arrives Tuesday evening with periods of light precipitation into Wednesday morning. Likely a brief break Wednesday morning before the next weak cold front arrives in the afternoon. Stronger cold front arrives Thursday with the snow line working its way back down the mountain. More precipitation Friday into Sunday with cooler temperatures. Should see the snow line come back down with the alpine base growing. Guesstimates: 2-6 mm by Tuesday am, 4-8 mm by Wednesday am, 15-20 mm by Thursday am, 10-20 mm by Friday am, 8-12 mm by Saturday am, 15-20 mm by Sunday am, 15-30 mm by Monday am. 

Nesters weather station recorded 194.5 mm of precipitation in October 2021.   

      GOES image this am.

      Front will arrive this afternoon, high shifting west. Warming temperatures.

      South-SouthEasterly flow aloft for today.

       Slightly cooler Tuesday with a weak warm front arriving later in the afternoon.

         Low will bring more active weather Wednesday into the weekend.

      Cold front Thursday with the FL starting to drop back down.

      More precipitation on Friday.

     More of the same on Saturday.

      Sunday will likely be wet as well.


     3 missing after an avalanche in the Khumba Area, Nepal. Article below. Kailash Helicopter Pic

      More activity in Colorado. Article below.                             Summit County Sheriffs Office Pic

      CAIC Report Skier went for 100 + meter ride from above event.                         SCSO Image

Recent avalanche, D2 in Northern California after near record breaking storm.               SAC Pic

      Early season avalanche in Northern California.                                                             BAC Image

     D1 at Loveland Pass October 24, 2021. Article below.                                                   CAIC Pic


      Monday 08:30. lull in the storm. Nice snow line!! -2 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Monday Noon. +5 Deg C at 660 m. 14.3 mm recorded at 660 m on Monday.

      Tuesday Noon, +6 Deg C at 660m, 5.7 mm recorded on Tuesday.

        Majority of the rain event went South. It did produce for Northern California

      Wednesday 08:30 Hrs. -2 at 1835 m. Looking like a nice morning. 

     Wednesday Noon, +6 deg C at 660 m. 0.8 mm recorded at 660 m.

      Thursday 13:00 Hrs. +3 Deg C at 660 m with 16 mm recorded during the day.

      Atmospheric river Wednesday night into Thursday. Most of the precipitation has gone South.

      Friday 12:30 Hrs. +6 Deg C at 660 m. 0 mm recorded on Friday.

      Saturday 08:15 Hrs. -8 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Noon Saturday. +5 Deg C at 660 m. 0.0 mm recorded Saturday.

      Sunday 16:00 Hrs. Looking good!! 0 Deg C at 1860 m. 24 more sleeps before lift access skiing.

     Monday Morning.

From South Coast Touring:
Conny Amelunxen Oct 30, 2021

 Right on sounds like you found the right place! (referring to Shovel Nose Creek) I flew over the Ipsoot zone and poked around in the Pebble Creek area. Same snowpack depths but there was a softer layer buried under the more dense surface 20-30 cm. This layer has (and continued) to be super active. There were several avalanches on north asp that occurred at the tail end of the last storm. These propagated on average 30-50 m but some up to 200 m. Through the day mainly southerly and SW were sliding with the extreme snow transport and sun. There were 2 slides we might call size 3 but most were in the sz 1.5-2.5 range. We figured high end of CONSIDERABLE.

      MIN Reports are being posted.                                                                              Rick Meloff Image


Know what is under your feet: UAC

Turning avalanches into skis: Harvest

Whistler Powder Picker: Oct 28, 2021


Three climbers missing in Himalayan Avalanche: Mingbo Eiger

4 climbers confirmed dead after an avalanche in Ecuador: Gripped

Mountain Conditions Report, Shovel Nose Creek: Oct 30, 2021

Early Season Snow Conditions, Mt Fee: Oct 30, 2021

How to avoid being spooked in the mountains this halloween: Avalanche Canada

Skier caught in avalanche during trio of slides: Colorado

Avalanche Canada will be forecasting daily for the Northern Rockies: MyPGNow

Storm in the Sierra Mountains brings avalanche activity: SAC

Avalanche danger is here, experts warn, after skier triggers slide at Loveland Pass: Colorado

AIARE leads the charge to diversify avalanche industry: Powder Cloud

Colorado's 2020-2021 avalanche season was tied for the deadliest: The Journal

Climate change could mean fewer avalanches: Popular Science

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