18 Nov 2021

November 18, 2021


      November 15, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C at 1835 m.

      November 16, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -7 Deg C at 1835 m.

     November 17, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -3 Deg C at 1835 m.

Weather Observations for November 18, 2021 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -9, Winds were 40-50 KPH S--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters      -5,  2 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs. Base 92 cm? --Pig Alley
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.8, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday

      Sunrise 07:30 Hrs. Overcast with variable visibility. Snowing lightly.


A weak trough in a Westerly flow aloft will bring periods of light snow today. The freezing level is below surface and may rise to around 800 meters this afternoon dropping back to surface tonight. A ridge builds into the area Friday with some lingering cloud in the early am. Mostly sunny for the pm. Good chance of a weak short wave trough arriving Saturday with periods of light snow. Models diverge on Saturday so may just see some cloud. Weak ridging for Sunday but again some models are calling for a weak impulse of moisture on Sunday, may be an unsettled day with some flurries. Another weak trough is forecasted on Monday, more on that in Monday's post. Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Friday am, 0-trace by Saturday am, 0-1 cm by Sunday am, 0-trace by Monday am. Long range models are calling for snow next week.

     GOES image from this am.

     Some moisture in this trough.

         Low sending snow our way with seasonable temperatures at 1600 m.

      Westerly flow aloft.

       High builds into the area Friday, seasonable temperatures.

           High still in the zone, but low to the North may send some flurries.

        High may start sliding South on Sunday, warmish flow, may be cloudy.


      Some recent activity in the Weekend Chutes.

     Recent avalanche activity in the Tantalus Range


     River of Golden Dreams Monday afternoon. +4 Deg C at 660 m. 

      Some welcome sun light on Blackcomb Monday, 16:15 Hrs. -7 Deg C at 2240 m.

     Mix of sun and cloud Tuesday. Good snow making weather.

      Good coverage in the alpine. Evidence of some old avalanche activity Tuesday afternoon.

      Wednesday am, high deflecting moisture North.

      Tantalus Range Wednesday am.


Metal Dome: Nov 17, 2021


Roof Avalanche: China


Helm Creek, Nov 16, 2021: Mountain Conditions Report

Treating and preventing frostbite in the backcountry: Powder Cloud

How to find a backcountry mentor: FemiGnarly

These skiers accepted death when an avalanche buried them alive: Backpacker

Finding a path with a backcountry nav: Wildsnow

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