Weekend Forecast

Whistler Weather forecast

A warm front over the British Columbia coast will spread a few flurries today and tonight. Freezing levels will rise to about 1200 to 1500 metres late this afternoon as the warm front pushes across the south coast. The associated cold front will pass through the south coast on Friday bringing periods of snow Friday afternoon through evening.

Scattered flurries will linger on Saturday in the wake of the cold front with freezing levels lowering back.

Another frontal system will pass through the south coast Sunday missing us with a direct hit of snow, by only a couple hundred kilometers. The system will give periods of snow or a few flurries. Freezing levels will rise to about 1500 metres on Monday with the passage of the warm front.

Weekend Forecast:

Current Conditions

Observed at: Whistler 7:00 AM PST Thursday 29 January 2009

Condition:
Light Snow

Temperature:
0.1°C

Pressure / Tendency:
103.5 kPa / rising

Visibility:
24 km

Humidity:
94%

Wind Chill:
-3

Dew Point:
-0.8°C

Wind Speed:
S 9 km/h

Forecast

Issued: 5.00 AM PST Thursday 29 January 2009

Today:
A few flurries changing to wet flurries this afternoon. Amount 2 cm. High plus 1.

Tonight:
Cloudy. 30 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1.

Friday:
Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning and ending in the evening then 60 percent chance of flurries late in the evening. High plus 3.

Saturday:
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. High plus 1.

Sunday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low minus 3. High plus 1.

Monday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. High plus 4.


Historical Data

Yesterday

Max:

* 0.9°C


Min:

* -3.3°C



Normals

Max:

* 1°C


Min:

* -5°C



Today

Sunrise:

* 7:50


Sunset:

* 17:00
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    One more day of sun

    Whistler Weather forecast

    An arctic ridge of high pressure sliding southwards over the region will result in cold and clear conditions tonight.
    High cloud will move over the South Coast Mountains Monday afternoon as a frontal disturbance approaches the South Coast.

    A frontal wave will produce snow to the South Coast Mountains on Tuesday. A northwest flow will give drier conditions on Wednesday. Flurries and rising freezing levels are expected on Thursday as an upper warm front pushes across the coast bringing some more significant precipitation.


    Observed at: Whistler - Nesters 9:00 PM PST Sunday 25 January 2009


    Temperature:
    -12.1C

    Pressure / Tendency:
    103.0 kPa / rising


    Humidity:
    69%

    Wind Chill:
    -14

    Dew Point:
    -16.7C

    Wind Speed:
    ESE 3 km/h

    Forecast

    Issued: 4.00 PM PST Sunday 25 January 2009

    Tonight:
    Clear. Low minus 13.

    Monday:
    Sunny. High minus 4.

    Monday night:
    Cloudy periods. Flurries beginning overnight. Low minus 10.

    Tuesday:
    Snow. High minus 4.

    Wednesday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High zero.

    Thursday:
    A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3. High plus 3.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:

    * -6.3C


    Min:

    * -10.7C


    Precip.:

    * 0.0 mm



    Normals

    Max:

    * 1C


    Min:

    * -6C



    Today

    Sunrise:

    * 7:55


    Sunset:

    * 16:54
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    Cooler air on the way

    Whistler Weather forecast

    Dry conditions and above seasonal temperatures will persist into tomorrow as the ridge of high pressure weakens and moves inland. A weak disturbance approaches the coast on Thursday causing increased cloudiness and lowering freezing levels.

    An arctic ridge of high pressure is forecast to build over the Yukon towards the end Cof the week allowing cold air and falling freezing levels through the weekend, however this ridge should not become established for long. A weak disturbance approaches the region on Saturday morning increasing the chance of snow. The cold air should be out of here by Monday allowing a more Westerly flow.

    A ridge of high pressure will then build off the coast of Washington state early next week. Another weak disturbance slides down the coast Tuesday. Nothing major appears to be brewing out there at present. The pacific jetstream is somewhat mellow, and to the north of us not sending much needed snow our way.


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    Valley Forecast:

    Current Conditions

    Observed at: Whistler - Nesters 6:00 AM PST Wednesday 21 January 2009


    Temperature:
    -9.8°C

    Pressure / Tendency:
    102.4 kPa / falling


    Humidity:
    94%

    Wind Chill:
    -10

    Dew Point:
    -10.6°C

    Wind Speed:
    SSE 2 km/h

    Forecast

    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Wednesday 21 January 2009

    Today:
    Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 1.

    Tonight:
    Cloudy periods. Low minus 6.

    Thursday:
    Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 2.

    Friday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High minus 6.

    Saturday:
    A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 15. High minus 7.

    Sunday:
    Sunny. Low minus 14. High minus 6.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:

    * 2.2°C


    Min:

    * -8.3°C


    Precip.:

    * 0.0 mm



    Normals

    Max:

    * 0°C


    Min:

    * -6°C



    Today

    Sunrise:

    * 7:59


    Sunset:

    * 16:47

    Alpine
    Today.. Sunny with cloudy periods.
    Alpine temperature steady near plus 4.
    Freezing level 2800 metres lowering to 2400 metres.
    Mountain top winds southwest 10 km/h.
    Tonight..Increasing cloudiness overnight.
    Alpine low zero.
    Freezing level 2000 metres.
    Mountain top winds southwest 20 km/h increasing to 40 km/h overnight.
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    January springtime?

    Whistler Weather forecast

    A strong 1024mb ridge of high pressure will remain over the Coast centered roughly on top of us sending the pacific jetstream in a south to north direction bypassing us, and any chance of precipitation. The ridge will bring warm and dry conditions to the South Coast Mountains today through Monday, and well into next week.

    Toe of the Overlord Glacier

    Dry conditions and high freezing levels to around 3000m-4000m. A weak front will bring clouds and lower freezing levels on Tuesday however no precipitation is expected right through the end of next week. The ridge then moves out into the pacific mid next week toward 35N 155W (north of Hawaii) hopefully allowing the pacific jet stream to take aim at us again. Otherwise enjoy the warm mountain top temperatures, and spring like conditions alpine highs in the sun have been hitting +9c! Soak up the sun it won't last forever.

    Current Conditions

    Observed at: Whistler 8:00 AM PST Friday 16 January 2009

    Condition:
    Fog

    Temperature:
    -2.9°C

    Pressure / Tendency:
    103.3 kPa / rising

    Visibility:
    2 km

    Humidity:
    99%


    Dew Point:
    -3.0°C

    Wind Speed:
    calm

    Forecast

    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Friday 16 January 2009

    Today:
    Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 3.

    Tonight:
    Cloudy periods. Fog patches developing overnight. Low minus 2.

    Saturday:
    Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High plus 4.

    Sunday:
    Sunny. Low minus 5. High plus 4.

    Monday:
    Sunny. Low minus 4. High plus 4.

    Tuesday:
    Sunny. Low minus 7. High plus 3.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:

    * 3.7°C


    Min:

    * -3.4°C


    Precip.:

    * 0.0 mm



    Normals

    Max:

    * 0°C


    Min:

    * -6°C



    Today

    Sunrise:

    * 8:04


    Sunset:

    * 16:39
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    Warm air

    Whistler Weather forecast

    A warm front will continue to give periods of drizzle or light snow to the alpine today along with very high freezing levels.
    A saturated airmass will continue to produce cloudy skies and the chance of drizzle through early Tuesday afternoon.

    A strong ridge of high pressure will become established along the coast through the extended period producing a westerly flow of mild pacific air over the alpine of the south coast mountains. Freezing levels will remain very high through the period.

    With the increased warming our already fragile snowpack will become even more reactive. Backcountry travel is not advised at this time due to the weak and unpredictable nature of the snowpack.

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    Condition:
    Cloudy

    Temperature:
    1.2°C

    Pressure / Tendency:
    103.7 kPa / falling

    Visibility:
    24 km

    Humidity:
    96%


    Dew Point:
    0.7°C

    Wind Speed:
    calm

    Forecast

    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Monday 12 January 2009

    Today:
    Cloudy. 40 percent chance of snow changing to drizzle this morning. High plus 3.

    Tonight:
    Cloudy with 30 percent chance of drizzle. Low plus 2.

    Tuesday:
    Cloudy. 30 percent chance of drizzle. High plus 3.

    Wednesday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 4. High plus 2.

    Thursday:
    Sunny. Low minus 4. High plus 3.

    Friday:
    Sunny. Low minus 5. High plus 3.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:

    * 2.3°C


    Min:

    * -0.4°C


    Precip.:

    * 4.2 mm



    Normals

    Max:

    * 0°C


    Min:

    * -7°C



    Today

    Sunrise:

    * 8:07


    Sunset:

    * 16:34


    Alpine Today..Cloudy with 40 percent chance of light snow.
    Alpine high minus 1.
    Freezing level 900 metres rising to 1400 metres this afternoon. An above freezing layer between 2000 and 2500 metres this afternoon.
    Mountain top winds west 30 to 40 km/h.
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    Some more snow

    Whistler Weather forecast

    An intense Pacific frontal system will move to the south coast today and stall over the region through Saturday bringing heavy precipitation. Snow will start this morning and become heavier tonight.

    Current Conditions
    Observed at: Whistler 8:00 AM PST Friday 9 January 2009

    Condition:Cloudy
    Temperature:-0.5°C
    Pressure / Tendency:103.1 kPa / rising
    Visibility:24 km
    Humidity:96%
    Wind Chill:-2
    Dew Point:-1.1°C
    Wind Speed:S 4 km/h

    Forecast
    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Friday 9 January 2009

    Today:Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Periods of snow beginning early this afternoon. Amount 2 cm. High plus 1.

    Tonight:Periods of snow becoming mixed with rain overnight. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Low zero.

    Saturday:Periods of snow mixed with rain. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High plus 2.

    Sunday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low zero. High 6.

    Monday:Cloudy. Low minus 4. High plus 1.

    Tuesday:Sunny. Low zero. High plus 4.

    Historical Data
    Yesterday Max:4.3°C
    Min:0.6°C
    Precip.:5.8 mm
    Normals Max:0°C
    Min:-7°C
    Today Sunrise:8:09

    Today..Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Snow developing this afternoon. Snowfall accumulation 2 to 4 cm.
    Alpine high minus 6.
    Freezing level at valley bottom.
    Mountain top winds southwest 10 km/h increasing this afternoon to 15.
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    Subtropical air

    Whistler Weather forecast

    A strong warm front will cross the south coast mountains late this afternoon and overnight. The front will direct a plume of mild and very moist sub tropical air towards the south coast mountains through Wednesday resulting in heavy precipitation and rising freezing levels. Freezing levels should peak Wednesday night.

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    Rainfall warning for
    Howe Sound issued

    50 to 70 mm of rain expected for Greater Vancouver and Howe Sound through Wednesday.

    A low pressure system and its associated warm front is approaching the British Columbia coast. The low is expected to cross the north coast tonight and track just south of Terrace. Snow will begin over inland sections of the north coast this afternoon and continue through tonight with 20 to 30 cm of accumulation expected near Terrace with lesser amounts further north.

    Meanwhile the warm front will cross the south coast late this afternoon. A strong onshore flow of moist sub-tropical air will follow the warm front bringing heavy rain to the west coast of Vancouver Island as well as Howe Sound the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver tonight through Wednesday. Amounts of up to 120 mm are possible along the southwest side of Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley. Amounts of 50 to 75 mm are expected for Greater Vancouver and Howe Sound. The rain should ease late Wednesday as the flow of moist air slumps south into Washington state.

    Current Conditions

    Observed at: Whistler 7:00 AM PST Tuesday 6 January 2009

    Condition:
    Light Snow

    Temperature:
    0.4°C

    Pressure / Tendency:
    100.9 kPa / falling

    Visibility:
    16 km

    Humidity:
    96%


    Dew Point:
    -0.1°C

    Wind Speed:
    calm

    Forecast

    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Tuesday 6 January 2009

    Today:
    Snow changing to rain this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. High plus 2.

    Tonight:
    Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Temperature steady near plus 3.

    Wednesday:
    Periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Temperature steady near plus 4.

    Thursday:
    Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. High plus 3.

    Friday:
    Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. High minus 1.

    Saturday:
    Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3. High zero.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:

    * 0.4°C

    Min:

    * -3.8°C


    Precip.:

    * 4.8 mm



    Normals

    Max:

    * -1°C


    Min:

    * -7°C



    Today

    Sunrise:

    * 8:10


    Sunset:

    * 16:26



    Today Alpine..Snow.
    Alpine high minus 2.
    Snowfall accumulation 5 to 10 cm.
    Freezing level surface.
    Mountain top winds southwest 30 to 50 km/h increasing this afternoon to 60 to 80 km/h.
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    962mb Low

    Whistler Weather forecast


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    A strong warm front moving in from the pacific will give significant snowfall amounts to Howe Sound and Whistler today with over 20 cm possible. This front will also affect the north coast inland region with amounts to 20 cm. Precipitation will change to rain later in the day in most regions as the airmass warms along the coast.
    Freezing levels will rise through the afternoon with snow changing to rain over the northshore mountains this evening. The front will move east of the region overnight. A moist northwesterly flow aloft will bring scattered flurries to the coast on Monday.

    A strong west to northwest flow aloft aimed at the bc coast will bring rain and rising freezing levels Tuesday and Wednesday. A very weak ridge will bring drier conditions Thursday.

    5:45 AM PST Sunday 4 January 2009
    Snowfall warning for
    Whistler continued

    Snowfall accumulations of 20 cm by this evening for Howe Sound and Whistler.

    The front will also bring high wind speeds to the British Columbia coast today. Strong southeast winds of 60 to 90 km/h are occurring over exposed coastal sections of northern Vancouver Island coastal sections of the north and central coast and the Queen Charlottes this morning. The front will sweep onto the south coast later this morning with winds of 60 to 80 km/h expected over the west side of Vancouver Island first then the east side Sunshine Coast and the Southern Gulf Islands then reaching Greater Victoria this afternoon. The winds will begin to abate this evening however will remain brisk.

    Observed at: Whistler - Nesters 6:00 AM PST Sunday 4 January 2009

    Temperature:-7.7°C

    Pressure / Tendency:101.9 kPa / falling

    Humidity:95%

    Dew Point:-8.4°C

    Wind Speed:
    calm

    Forecast

    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Sunday 4 January 2009
    Snowfall warning in effect.

    Today:
    Flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. High minus 2.

    Tonight:
    Snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Temperature steady near minus 1.

    Monday:
    Snow mixed with rain changing to rain in the afternoon and ending later in the afternoon then cloudy. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High zero.

    Tuesday:
    Periods of snow or rain. Low minus 1. High plus 1.

    Wednesday:
    Rain. Low minus 2. High plus 2.

    Thursday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low zero. High plus 3.


    Historical Data

    Yesterday

    Max:* -6.8°C
    Min:* -16.7°C
    Precip.:* 0.6 mm

    Normals

    Max:* -1C
    Min:* -7C

    Today

    Sunrise:* 8:11
    Sunset:* 16:23

    Alpine Today..Snow.
    Alpine temperature steady near minus 10.
    Snowfall accumulation 5 to 10 cm.
    Freezing level valley bottom.
    Mountain top winds southwest 30 gusting to 50 km/h.
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    Cool / Sun / Storm Sunday

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    A Northwesterly flow will keep the region mainly dry today.
    A surface trough of low pressure developing along the British Columbia coast will spread clouds and periods of snow to the area overnight through Saturday.

    A series of frontal systems will move across the British Columbia coast Sunday through Tuesday spreading heavy precipitation to the region. Freezing levels are expected to rise to 1500 metres Sunday afternoon and on Tuesday as the systems bring in warm air. Therefore precipitation will fall mostly as rain for the Mount Seymour area late Sunday through Tuesday.

    Current Conditions
    Observed at: Whistler 8:00 AM PST Friday 2 January 2009

    Condition:Clear
    Temperature:-10.0°C
    Pressure / Tendency:100.5 kPa / rising
    Visibility:24 km
    Humidity:91%
    Dew Point:-11.2°C
    Wind Speed:calm

    Forecast
    Issued: 5.00 AM PST Friday 2 January 2009

    Today:Clearing this morning. High minus 5.

    Tonight:A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight with a few flurries. Low minus 11.

    Saturday:Flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. High minus 4.

    Sunday:Snow or rain. Low minus 5. High plus 1.

    Monday:Periods of rain. Low zero. High plus 3.

    Tuesday:Snow or rain. Low minus 3. High zero.

    Historical Data
    Yesterday Max:-1.4°C
    Min:-6.2°C
    Precip.:2.7 mm
    Normals Max:-1°C
    Min:-7°C
    Today Sunrise:8:11
    Sunset:16:21

    Today..Clearing this morning.
    Alpine high minus 14.
    Freezing level valley bottom.
    Mountain top winds light and variable.
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