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A perfect spring day

Posted 11-09-2015 at 02:09 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The Grouse Mountain webcam shows a beautiful, blue-sky, warm spring day. Sadly, it isn't spring, it's the lead-up to snowboarding season, and well into a stretch where snow-forecast has been showing continuous snow predictions.

On the plus side, there was snow around the first of the month. On the minus side, torrential rains have since washed that away. On the plus side, that happens every year at least once. On the minus side, It's supposed to have been snowing since Saturday mid-day...
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Actual snow?

Posted 10-27-2015 at 09:49 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

There have been flashes of snow predictions on snow-forecast this week. They come and go as the freezing level prediction fluctuates. Still, a good sign.

But this morning, it's showing a definite snow prediction for the top of Cypress as of the 31st and 1st. And it looks, so far, like the freezing level keeps dropping.

One can only hope.
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Looking more normal

Posted 10-18-2015 at 08:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Interestingly, at this point, the freezing level is looking fairly typical compared to years past. If it's a little warmer, it's only a little warmer. One swing in weather patterns could take it either way. We'll see in a couple of weeks if we end up getting any October snowfall.
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Temp Inversion

Posted 09-28-2015 at 10:54 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Right now, the forecast is a steady line, at 4000 - 4500 m. In fact, it's predicting higher temps at the top of the mountain than at the bottom. Temperature Inversion, I guess. Hopefully this isn't something that's going to settle in for the long term, like the ozone hole.
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Weirdness Continues

Posted 09-18-2015 at 05:00 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

And now this upcoming Tuesday the 22nd is also getting a snow prediction on Cypress. The usual disclaimers apply, but it's interesting that we're getting this much potential activity in September. Of course, now there's all the hoopla about the double El Nino, but this September activity just doesn't line up with that prediction.

Like it or not, I'm going to have to let some hope out of the bottle.
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