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Alpine Forecast

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Reported: July 23, 2014,10am. Next update by 5pm.
Synopsis:
Unsettled weather through the rest of the week.
Today
Showers. Risk of a thundershower.
Alpine temperature: High 12
Ridge wind south 10-30 km/h.
Freezing level: 3100 metres.
Precipitation 9 mm.
Tonight
Rain heavy at times.
Alpine temperature: Low 3
Ridge wind southwest 25-40 km/h.
Freezing level: 2100 metres.
Precipitation 26 mm.
Thursday
Mainly cloudy with sunny periods. Scattered showers.
Alpine temperature: High 8
Ridge wind west 25 gusting to 55 km/h.
Freezing level: 3100 metres.
Precipitation 4 mm.
Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods.
Alpine temperatures: Low 4 High 12
Ridge wind west 15-35 km/h.
Freezing level: 3000 metres.
Precipitation: Nil.
Saturday
Sunny.
Alpine temperatures: Low 7 High 17
Light ridge wind.
Freezing level: 3800 metres.
Precipitation: Nil.


Forecast provided by Mountain Weather Services. Synopsis by Whistler Blackcomb Patrol.

 

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7-Day Valley Forecast

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Whistler Valley Forecast by Environment Canada updated: Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 14:59 PDT

Wednesday
Periods of rain. Local amount 5 to 10 mm. High 18.
Humidity: 75%

Wednesday night
Rain. Local amount 30 to 40 mm. Low 10.
Humidity: 80%

Thursday
Rain ending late in the morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 16.
Humidity: 75%

Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 10. High 20.
Humidity: 70%

Saturday
Sunny. Low 8. High 23.
Humidity: 60%

Sunday
Sunny. Low 13. High 25.
Humidity: 60%

Monday
Sunny. Low 13. High 26.
Humidity: 55%

Tuesday
Sunny. Low 14. High 27.
Humidity: 55%

 

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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: 7/23/2014 3:00:47 PM
0 Runs Groomed on Blackcomb:

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Glacier Express (0)

Crystal Ridge (0)

Jersey Cream (0)

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Grooming Whistler

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Last updated: 7/23/2014 3:00:47 PM
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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