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    Cold and Blue

    A Cool And Unstable Airmass Over The South Coast Will Continue To Bring Occasional Flurries To The District Through Tuesday.

    This morning cool and clear, alpine temperature is down around -12C. We seem to be in a bit of a hole of blue a low off the Oregon coast will send the odd wave of flurries towards us today

    Today..Cloudy. 60 Percent Chance Of Flurries. Alpine High Minus 7.
    Snowfall Accumulation Trace. Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom.
    Mountain Top Winds South 20 Km/H.
    Tonight..Cloudy With A Flurries. Alpine Low Minus 11.
    Snowfall Accumulation Trace To 2 Cm. Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom. Mountain Top Winds Light And Variable.

    A north to south trough through central Hecate strait early this morning will drift slowly east to central Vancouver Island this afternoon. A low south of the Vancouver island will move east onto The Oregon coast this morning

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    Lots of powder around

    A 996mb low stalled off northern vancouver island will rotate bands of moisture thorugh the coast mountains tonight and early tommorow morning, accumlations will vary according to where the bands of moisture hit overnight. Freezing levels will remain near the valley floor. The interior ranges will probably see more breaks than the coast tommororow. Ridgetop winds will continue through this evening at SE 50-70km/ph. A weak ridge Tuesday should clear things up a bit around Whistler. Looks like more snow late in the week. Bring it on....
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    Low pressure centre

    A 992mb low out of the gulf of Alaska will stall off Vancouver island through Wednesday bringing more snow. The flow should then switch NW later in the week.

    A low pressure centre will stay just offshore and move toward the central coast, while an intense front crosses the strait of Georgia this afternoon.
    Strong Southeast Winds Will Persist Through Sunday Morning.
    Today..Snow Beginning This Morning.
    Alpine High Minus 6.
    Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom.
    Mountain Top Winds South 40 To 60 Km/H.
    Tonight..Periods Of Snow.
    Alpine Temperature Steady Near Minus 6.
    Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom.
    Mountain Top Winds Southeast 30 To 50 Km/H.



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    992mb low

    A 992mb low out of the gulf of Alaska will descend toward the coast mountains this late this afternoon bringing snow to the valley with moderate winds. The main shot of precip will go south, however there will be some spinoffs for us. The first good amount of snow will begin mid morn Saturday. This low will then stall off Vancouver island through Wednesday bringing more snow. The flow should then switch NW later in the week.

    This morning a weak trough of low pressure over the inner south coast will move inland early this morning bringing a quick power flurrie. It should clear for awhile this morning before high cloud makes its approach this afternoon. An intense front will move into the offshore waters this afternoon. By early Saturday morning the front will extend southeastwards...Pray for snow.

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    Morning power flurries

    Well it looks like the island sucked up all the moisture last night dropping 27cm on Mt. Washington overnight.

    We got just a skiff overnight, a major power flurry has just started up this morning maybe bringing a couple of cm's then sunny breaks this afternoon. The satellite loop from last night shows all the weather splitting either to the north of south of us.

    A weak low over central Vancouver Island will move inland this morning. A trough of low pressure in a north to south line over the offshore waters will cross the Charlottes this morning. The trough will lie through the Lower Mainland by Friday morning. An intense front will move into the offshore waters Friday afternoon.

    Saturday will bring more snow with a system approaching 984mb low looks like it will bring moderate snowfall...We'll see...

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    A few flurries


    A couple of disturbances will cross the north and south coasts tonight. The southern one will move northeast to near Tofino this evening then weaken to the north of Campbell River early Thursday morning. A third will approach western Vancouver Island Thursday afternoon bringing more power flurries to the area. Another storm Saturday will bring snow to all elevations as it crosses the south coast dropping hopefully over 20cm.

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    Low pressure centre

    A low pressure centre will track across the gulf of Alaska and Onto the panhandle this afternoon. The trailing cold front will move southeastward across offshore waters then cross the south coast late tonight.

    Tonight in the Valley..Periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Low minus 1.
    Tuesday..Flurries becoming mixed with rain showers in the afternoon.
    Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High plus 2.
    Tuesday night..Flurries. Rain showers early in the evening. Low minus
    2.

    Tonight in the Alpine..Snow Heavy At Times Tapering To Flurries This Evening.
    Alpine Low Minus 7.
    Snowfall Accumulation Near 10 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom.
    Mountain Top Winds Southeast 50 Gusting 70 Km/H Shifting To Southwest 40 To 60 This Evening.
    Tuesday..Flurries.
    Alpine Temperature Steady Near Minus 6.
    Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom.
    Mountain Top Winds Southwest 40 Gusting To 60 Km/H.

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    Warm Front

    An Approaching Warm Front Will Spread Some Scattered Flurries Over Higher Terrain Today. A Cold Front Will Approach The Region In The Wake Of The Warm Front Spreading Heavier Precipitation Mainly In The Form Of Snow Tonight. A Cold And Unstable Airmass In The Wake Of The Cold Front Will Spread Flurries On Sunday.

    A 988 millibar low 250 miles west of Langara early this morning will move onto the southern Alaska Panhandle tonight. The associated north to south front near the Queen Charlottes early this morning will move to northern Vancouver Island near noon and the Lower Mainland by early this evening

    Today..Scattered Flurries.
    Alpine High Minus 2.
    Snowfall Accumulation 3 To 5 Cm.
    Freezing Level 1300 Metres.
    Mountain Top Winds Southeast 40 Km/H Gusting To 60.

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    Surf's up

    High winds and rising temperatures yesterday brought us some fairly dense new snow to the alpine above around 5500ft. The alpine should be fresh this morning after over 100km/ph winds from the south Thursday kept the top closed, -8C up top- 30km/ph winds this morn. Happy riding!

    A ridge of high pressure will build briefly over southern Vancouver Island this morning then drift east later in the day. An intensifying low and associated frontal system well offshore will move toward the coast today with the front lying from the queen charlottes southeastwards overnight.

    Today in the Valley..Cloudy with sunny periods. High plus 4.
    Tonight..Cloudy. A few showers beginning near midnight. Low plus 1.
    Saturday..Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning.
    Periods of rain beginning early in the afternoon. High plus 4

    Today in the Alpine..Cloudy. Alpine High Minus 5. Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1000 Metres This Afternoon. Mountain Top Winds Southwest 30 Km/H Gusting To 50 Km/H Becoming South 20 Km/H This Afternoon.
    Tonight..Cloudy. Light Snow Developing Overnight. Alpine Temperature Steady Near Minus 4. Snowfall Accumulation Trace To 1 Cm. Freezing Level 1000 Metres Falling To Near Valley Bottom Overnight. Mountain Top Winds South 20 Km/H Becoming Southwest 40 Gusting To 60 Km/H Late This Evening.

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    5 To 10 Cm of snow


    A Pacific Frontal System Will Spread Precipitation Over The South Coast Mountains Today. The front will move rapidly across bc coastal mountains this Morning. A ridge of high pressure will build briefly behind the Front later today and will cross the coast overnight. The Precipitation Will End This Evening As The System Moves Out Of The Region And A Weak Ridge Of High Pressure Builds Over The Area. A Second Frontal System Will Approach The South Coast Mountains On Friday Bringing Precipitation.

    Today in the Alpine..Periods Of Snow.
    Alpine High Minus 1.
    Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1400 Metres This Afternoon.
    Mountain Top Winds Southwest 40 To 60 Km/H.

    Today in the Valley..Periods of snow changing to periods of rain this morning.
    Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 4.
    Tonight..Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy periods. Low
    zero.
    Friday..Cloudy. Flurries beginning in the morning changing to rain
    showers in the afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 4.

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    Series of fronts

    A frontal system 60 miles west of the queen charlottes early this morning will move east to lie from the central coast to southern Vancouver Island this afternoon and then continue onto the mainland coast this evening. An associated 990 millibar low will move northeast to lie over the southern Alaska Panhandle this afternoon

    Precipitation Over The South Coast Mountains is expected Today Through Saturday. Higher Freezing Levels Are Expected Tomorrow..

    A Second Pacific Frontal System Will Approach The Area On Friday And Cross The South Coast Mountains On Saturday Bringing More Precipitation To The Area. Flurries And Lower Freezing Levels Are Expected On Sunday In The Wake Of The System.

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    Scattered flurries/ Sun


    We can expect to see some scattered flurries with sunny breaks today. A system offshore should bring steady snowfall starting late Wednesday with freezing levels rising slightly.

    In the Valley..
    Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of flurries or
    rain showers this morning. High plus 5.
    Tonight..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries
    overnight. Low zero.
    Wednesday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the morning.
    Rain beginning early in the afternoon. High plus 3.

    In the Alpine..
    Today..Cloudy With Sunny Periods. 60 Percent Chance Of Flurries This Morning.
    Alpine High Minus 3.
    Snowfall Accumulation Trace.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1300 Metres This Afternoon.
    Mountain Top Winds Light And Variable.


    A trough of low pressure in a north to south line through Langara will move onto the north coast this morning and then stall just west of Cape Scott this afternoon. A low well offshore will approach the northern offshore waters early Wednesday morning while the Associated front moves into Queen Charlotte Sound overnight.

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    Light snow

    A 1000 millibar low about 120 miles west of Brooks Peninsula will drift slowly northwestward today and weaken. A front well to the West will move through the offshore waters tonight to approach the north island early Tuesday morning. A stronger storm will brew for Thursday with high winds, snow, and rising freezing levels.

    A Low Pressure Trough Will Maintain Precipitation Over The South Coast Mountains Through This Afternoon. Drier Conditions Are Expected Tonight Through Tuesday As A Weak Ridge Of High Pressure Builds Over The Area.

    Today in the Alpine... Periods Of Snow Ending Early This Afternoon Then Cloudy.
    Alpine Temperature High Minus 2.
    Snowfall Accumulation 2 To 5 Cm.
    Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1200 Metres This Afternoon.
    Mountain Top Winds South 30 Km/H Becoming Light This Afternoon.

    Today in the Valley.. Rain showers. Flurries early this morning. High plus 4.
    Tonight..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries.
    Low zero.
    Tuesday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of rain showers
    or flurries in the morning. High plus 5.

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    Precipitation Will End This Morning

    Precipitation Will End This Morning As A Weak Upper Ridge Builds Over The Area. The Next Pacific System Will Bring Light Precipitation To The Area Late Tonight And Sunday.

    A trough of low pressure extending westward from Cape Scott Will move northward reaching cape St James this morning then weaken over the Charlottes this afternoon. A second trough will approach The southern waters from the south tonight


    Today..A few wet flurries or rain showers ending this morning then
    cloudy. High plus 5.
    Tonight..Overcast. Low plus 1.
    Sunday..Cloudy. Wet snow beginning early in the morning changing to
    periods of rain in the morning. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 4.


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    Whistler Creek facing West

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