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Today's Forecast
↑22° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑22° ↓7°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds W 26 to 38 mph through the morning becoming SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 66 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑20° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds S 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming S 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 68 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑21° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds S 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 75 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑16° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-13°
  • Humidity↓28% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be -21 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 10:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total22"
  • Average Base Depth22"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation8,054ft
  • Base Elevation5,396ft
  • Vertical Drop1,650ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails13 of 60
  • Lifts4 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 190 ( 22% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails12 ( 20% )
  • Trails with Snow Making6 ( 10% )
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  • State: Alberta
  • 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: 
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(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

Tuesday
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iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓10°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Wednesday
↑22° / ↓7°
iconWinds: W 26 to 38 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -14 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓7°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 66 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Thursday
↑20° / ↓11°
iconWinds: S 12 to 23 mph, then S 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 68 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Friday
↑21° / ↓15°
iconWinds: S 12 to 24 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Saturday
↑16° / ↓5°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓5°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -21 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓5°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Sunday
↑22° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature17°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
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  • Soil Low Temperature13°
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  • Soil Low Temperature11°
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  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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  • Soil High Temperature19°
  • Soil Low Temperature
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