8 Nov 2021

November 8, 2021

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday November 1, 2021. 14:30 Hrs. +4 Deg C at 1835 m.

    Tuesday November 2, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Wednesday November 3, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. +1 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Thursday November 4, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. +1 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Friday November 5, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -4 Deg C at 1835 m. Break in the series of fronts.

      Saturday November 6, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -4 Deg C at 1835 m.

     Sunday November 7, 2021. 12:00 Hrs. -6 Deg C at 1835 m.

      Too deep on Paul Ridge. Sunday Pow.                                                                Rick Meloff Image

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Weather Observations for November 8, 2021 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -8, Winds were 50-60 KPH SE--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 10-25 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters      -5,  10? cm in 12 Hrs, 35? cm in 24 Hrs Base 100 cm+ ? --Pig Alley
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.7, 18 mm of precip yesterday

Precipitation Totals from 660 m last week. 97.1 mm.

Monday         Nov 1    2.3 mm.      Friday         Nov 5    4.0 mm       
Tuesday        Nov 2    9.7 mm.      Saturday     Nov 6. 15.9 mm
Wednesday   Nov 3  13.6 mm       Sunday.      Nov 7  18.0 mm
Thursday.      Nov 4   33.6 mm

      Sunrise, 07:14 Hrs this am. Overcast with variable visibility.


The upper level trough which produced a nice early season dump to the valley has pushed through with some flurries expected this am in a SouthWesterly flow aloft.  Mostly a dry day until tonight with a more active frontal band arriving in the early am Tuesday with slightly warmer temperatures and light/moderate precipitation. The freezing level is hovering around surface and may go as high as 1000 meters today dropping back to just above surface tonight. Should see a fairly dry day Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies. Another weak frontal band arrives Thursday and Friday. Models are all over the map for the weekend with the European models calling for warm and wet. More on that in Thursdays post. Guesstimates: 5-10 mm by Tuesday am, 18-26 mm by Wednesday am, trace-1 mm by Thursday am, 3-6 mm by Friday am. Made an error , updated amount for Tuesday am (06:00 hrs)

     GOES image from this am.

       Dry day today with the low to the Northwest and high to the East. Front arriving tonight.

      SouthWesterly flow aloft today, switching to Westerly tomorrow.

        Deep low will bring a warmish system on Tuesday.

      Weak high Wednesday, could still be dry and cloudy?? Warm air to the South.

      Weak high builds Wednesday.

      Looking like a warm flow could occur by Friday. 

      High strengthens Thursday but could get some power flurries in the mix, changes Thursday night.

      Another frontal band on Friday.


      Hopes of finding three French climbers after avalanche "practically zero". Article below. Net Pic

      Sa Nov 1, 2021 in the San Juan Mtns CO.    CAIC Report                                    Rowan Morris Pic

      Recent Sz 3 cornice failure near Mt Cook, NZ.                                                              Matteo Pic


      Good coverage in the Kootenay's. Goat Range Provincal Park. Nov 1, 2021

      Monday 14:30 Hrs. +5 Deg C at 660 m. 2.3 mm recorded on Monday.

      08:30 Hrs Tuesday, mostly cloudy with some breaks. -2 Deg C at 1860 m.

                Another deep low off the coast by next Tuesday. Will be interesting to see how it pans out.

      Wednesday 08:30 Hrs. Warm front. 0 Deg C at 1835 m. -1.5 Deg C at 2180 m.

     Wednesday afternoon, 16:30 Hrs. 0 Deg C at 2180 m. A lot going on out there!!

     Thursday Sunrise 08:07 Hrs. A very wet snowpack, +1 Deg C at 1860 m. High of +4 in past 24 Hrs.

      Friday sunrise 08:09 Hrs. Snowing at 1650 m. -1 Deg C .

      Sunrise Saturday 08:10 Hrs. -5 deg C. Snow guns pumping out the good stuff.

      Sunday 06:00 Hrs. -4.5 Deg C with 30.8 mm in the precip gauge. 35+ cm of new light snow.

      Sunday afternoon, Lot 7.

      Squamish received 217.3 mm of rain from Nov 1-Nov 7, 2021.

From Local MIN Reports:

Paul Ridge: Nov 6, 2021

Shovelnose Peak: Nov 7, 2021


An intro to Snow Avalanche Dynamics and Impact: Bruce Jamieson

Weather and Snowpack: MTavalanche

Safety Keepers: Snowbird Ski Patrol


Hopes of finding 3 French climbers missing in Himalayas 'practically zero': RFI

French Government sends a team to recover bodies: Nepal

Bodies of French Alpinists found: Everest Region

Does Canada have the future of Avalanche Forecasting: Powder Cloud

New detection system ready for avalanche season: BC Hwy 37

Deep enough to ski means deep enough to slide: Powder Cloud

Recent avalanche bulletin from Switzerland: Nov 5, 2021

Upslope mitigation of snow avalanches in a warming climate: PNAS

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