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Today's Forecast
↑19° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑-11°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑34° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming W 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑32° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to E 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑29° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds E 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑30° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.15 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -19 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update12 Dec @ 05:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total17"
  • Average Base Depth5 to 9"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
5in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop1,000ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails6 of 0
  • Lifts2 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 15% )
Other Info
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Location
  • State: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
December 02, 2018 - Southwest Canada (BC and Alberta) Long Range Weather Outlook
Some snow lingers across southeast BC (including Revelstoke MR) this morning, but clears out in dry north winds today (Monday), then, No storms, CHILLY, high pressure ridge across western Canada, sunshine for the mountain, but good snow-preserving COLD air under a north/ northwest flow of winds overhead and across the mountain.

HOW DID WE DO (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please... This is what we WERE forecasting for opening weekend: "Friday (opening day at the stoke) through the weekend, we expect storm energy to track just to the south while a high pressure ridge starts building in over western Canada, with most snow hitting the Pacific Northwest of the US, some occasional snow for the mid and lower mountain areas in southwest Canada, in much COLDER air as it is dragged out of the north. You will see most of the sunshine on the upper mountain. I say expect some nice but much colder conditions and sunshine mixed with clouds, mostly in the valley and base areas, for this weekend (bring some layers)!"

GREAT START AND WHAT IS COMING THIS COMING WEEK:
-What a season start! The snow and conditions have been amazing! For this week: Some snow lingers across southeast BC (including Revelstoke MR) this morning, but clears out in dry north winds today (Monday), then, No storms, CHILLY, high pressure ridge across western Canada, sunshine for the mountain, but good snow-preserving COLD air under a north/ northwest flow of winds overhead and across the mountain. Some "Alberta Clipper" type low pressure systems may clip the area with some clouds and light snow showers at times, mainly mid-week... (see animation of GFS snow potential, below)

Here is Revelstoke buried under, now 357cm (141") of snowfall to date!
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Here is the snow outlook from the GFS, for this coming week and coming weekend of December 3rd - 9th... Notice the snow clipping the BC/ AB border around Wednesday (Tuesday night through Wednesday night).

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LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast, so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. From the last update: "Next week we expect lots more sunshine on the mountain with some fog at times in the valley areas, ALL next week." <-- Last Tuesday (Nov 27th) when we updated the last forecast, were talking about this week, which is very much on track (compare to the short range outlook above)... CM

Next week, 10th onward, we expect regular snow storms and some significant snow to return, though it looks like the trend with this pattern is for storms to split (upper-level high pressure ridge anomaly over western Canada) as they move into the west coast, sending energy south into the United States, but because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) they are still capable of good snowfall across southwest Canada, and also, frequent. It looks like 3 storms total for next week (10th - 15th), with the last one toward the 13th-15th (late that week, and the weekend) possibly the strongest.

Here is that period represented by the GFS: 
12Z-20181202_GFSWCAN_prec_kuchsnow24-186-300-30-200

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : We expect a slow down and more sunshine as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, but not before some nice dumps of snow pile up through and past mid-December (until the 20th at least)... There will still be some storm energy at times for some fresh snow during the holiday break. In January storms should kick in again on a more regular basis. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Expanded Outlook

Thursday
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iconWinds: SE 5 to 14 mph, then S 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓6°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
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Friday
↑34° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then W 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon, then another trace amount into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
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Saturday
↑32° / ↓24°
iconWinds: NW 7 to 16 mph, then E 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑29° / ↓23°
iconWinds: E 5 to 14 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds E 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑30° / ↓18°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 10 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓18°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
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Tuesday
↑12° / ↓2°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑12° / ↓6°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -19 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,618ft
temperature graph

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