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Alpine Forecast

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Reported: October 20, 2014,10am. Next update by 5pm.
Synopsis:
Unsettled weather through the rest of the week.
Today
Showers. Risk of a thundershower.
Alpine temperature: High 6
Ridge wind southwest 20 gusting to 60 km/h.
Freezing level: 2400 metres.
Precipitation 7 mm.
Tonight
Wet flurries. Risk of a thundershower.
Alpine temperature: Low 1
Ridge wind south 25 gusting to 50 km/h.
Freezing level: 1700 metres.
Accumulation 8 cm.
Tuesday
Wet flurries.
Alpine temperature: High 1
Ridge wind south 25 gusting to 65 km/h.
Freezing level: 1800 metres.
Accumulation 11 cm.
Wednesday
Periods of snow, heavy at times.
Alpine temperatures: Low 0 High 2
Ridge wind south 20 gusting to 50 km/h.
Freezing level: 2000 metres.
Accumulation 26 cm.
Thursday
Periods of snow.
Alpine temperatures: Low 1 High 1
Ridge wind southwest 15-25 km/h.
Freezing level: 1700 metres.
Accumulation 15 cm.


Forecast provided by RWDI. Synopsis by Whistler Blackcomb Patrol.

 

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7-Day Valley Forecast

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Whistler Valley Forecast by Environment Canada updated: Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 03:02 PDT

Monday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Low 7.
Humidity: 80%

Tuesday
Cloudy. Rain beginning in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 11.
Humidity: 70%

Tuesday night
Rain at times heavy. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Low plus 5.
Humidity: 85%

Wednesday
Rain. High 7.
Humidity: 80%

Thursday
Rain. Low plus 3. High 6.
Humidity: 75%

Friday
Rain. Low plus 2. High 8.
Humidity: 65%

Saturday
Periods of rain. Low 6. High 11.
Humidity: 75%

Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 11.
Humidity: 65%

 

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LOW RISK


Travel Advice:

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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MODERATE RISK


Travel Advice:

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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CONSIDERABLE RISK


Travel Advice:

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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HIGH RISK


Travel Advice:

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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EXTREME RISK


Travel Advice:

Avoid all avalanche terrain.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural and human triggered avalanches certain.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Large to very large avalanches in many areas.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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NO RATING


Travel Advice:

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Likelihood of Avalanches:

Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Avalanche Size and Distribution:

Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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Avalanche Advisory Report

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This advisory refers to areas outside the ski area boundary. Tap icons for avalanche details. Report issued: Monday, May 26, 2014 10:07 AM

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Alpine:
Treeline:
Below Treeline:
Snow Travel
8.5mm of precipitation overnight sitting over varying depths of loose, moist snow. Deep natural slabs are unlikely to possible, especially from rocky features. Loose wet surface sluffing is likely with any disturbance on steep slopes, while natural cornice blocks may fall at any time.
Activity
Isolated wet slab avalanches were observed in Garibaldi Park last week. These slabs appear to have been triggered by cornice failures and the slabs were located around rock features.
Weather
Unsettled weather through the rest of the week.
Info
Watch out for winch-cats or snowmobile traffic if you re-enter the area after operating hours. Blackcomb Snow Safety.

Note

This three day avalanche hazard forecast is prepared for the area immediately surrounding Whistler Blackcomb -  terrain easily accessible as a day tour from WB’s boundaries. In contrast, the Canadian Avalanche Centre posts avalanche advisories for the Sea to Sky corridor; ranging from ‘the Duffey’ to the Fraser Valley.

This advisory refers to areas outside the ski area boundary.

 

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Backcountry Information

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What You Should Know...

Every backcountry user should be well prepared and travel with experienced backcountry users. Each member should carry an avalanche transceiver on the 457 KHz frequency and carry equipment for self-rescue.

Our avalanche advisory is updated regularly during the winter season from November through to June. Our hours of operation page has opening and closing dates and times for our winter season. Whistler Mountain's avalanche forecasters post bulletins updating the status and stability of the snow in the backcountry based on snow surveys taken from both within and outside the ski area boundaries.

Be aware that conditions may change and sometimes vary from one slope to the next.

 

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Grooming Blackcomb

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Last updated: 10/21/2014 3:17:21 AM
0 Runs Groomed on Blackcomb:

7th Heaven (0)

Glacier Express (0)

Crystal Ridge (0)

Jersey Cream (0)

Solar / Excelerator (0)

Wizard / Excalibur (0)

 

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Grooming Whistler

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Last updated: 10/21/2014 3:17:21 AM
0 Runs Groomed on Whistler:

Peak Zone (0)

Harmony (0)

Symphony (0)

Big Red - Garbanzo (0)

Emerald - Garbanzo (0)

Creekside (0)

Village - Fitzsimmons (0)

 

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