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Old 03-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm heading out to whistler in 2 weeks. Saw the weather forecast and it showed rain pretty much every day with temps of 5C... is this gonna be a crappy ass trip? Or will there be good snow higher up on the hills? First time going so not too sure what to expect.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here ya go > Whistler 6 Day Snow Forecast & Skiing Weather for 1480 m

looks like warm temps this weekend then its gonna drop again... yeh maybe rain in the village but get up high. i wouldn't be worrying too much

edit> read it as 'for 2 weeks' not in '2 wks'. oh well, check that report again later. who knows what it'll be doin
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats a nifty site, thanks for the link!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm... how accurate is that site? It's saying theres so much snow in the forecast but when I look at the whistler website, their estiamtes of how much new snow theres been is pretty far off.

Can anyone who's been to whistler in last few days comment on the snow quality?
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Was there on monday. Whatever I say it was like has no bearing on what it'll be like when you are there.

Yes they have a good base
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Hmmm... how accurate is that site? It's saying theres so much snow in the forecast but when I look at the whistler website, their estiamtes of how much new snow theres been is pretty far off.
Can anyone who's been to whistler in last few days comment on the snow quality?
It's probably the most widely used snow forecast site, but it's not very accurate at all.
Both temp & precip forecasts are usually way off... however if they are forecasting some snow, then there probably will be some snow... just don't pay attention to their numbers.
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It's probably the most widely used snow forecast site, but it's not very accurate at all.
Both temp & precip forecasts are usually way off... however if they are forecasting some snow, then there probably will be some snow... just don't pay attention to their numbers.
I find they're not too bad in the broad strokes. Like if they say the freezing level's going up to 2000m on friday, generally the freezing level will go up to something between 1500 and 2500, sometime between thursday and saturday. It's good for getting an idea if the upcoming weekend has to be kept clear of commitments or not.
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I find they're not too bad in the broad strokes. Like if they say the freezing level's going up to 2000m on friday, generally the freezing level will go up to something between 1500 and 2500, sometime between thursday and saturday. It's good for getting an idea if the upcoming weekend has to be kept clear of commitments or not.
Exactly... a 1000m variance? might was well say "we have no idea what the freezing level is going to be so just guess"
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm actually thinking of going next week as a last minute trip. They've been getting a ton of snow but the current warm front I'm sure messing things up all over the place. When I check weather underground...

Weather Forecast Whistler, British Columbia | Whistler Weather | Wunderground

Looks like there will be rain here and there though I would imagine if temps are low enough that the rain will be snow at mid / peak. What do you guys think? Would you go?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't think a weather station at 229m is gonna be very helpful. Try the resort weather and this Whistler 6 Day Snow Forecast & Skiing Weather for 1480 m . Not saying either is gospel. It's dumping its fucking brains out round here right now though.

Anyway, why Whistler? Go somewhere nice instead
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