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Today's Forecast
↑19° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then overcast later into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 24 to 36 mph through the morning shifting to SE 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑33° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓66% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑35° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑35° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 26 to 38 mph through the morning shifting to W 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑42° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds S 25 to 37 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑27° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑69%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds NW 46 to 58 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 73 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update08 Apr @ 12:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest Trail4.47 miles
  • Trails0 of 0
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
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Contact
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Location
  • 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

Sunday
↑19° / ↓13°
iconWinds: SE 24 to 36 mph, then SE 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SE 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓17°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
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Monday
↑33° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
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Tuesday
↑35° / ↓28°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then W 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
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Wednesday
↑35° / ↓27°
iconWinds: W 26 to 38 mph, then W 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓27°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
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Thursday
↑42° / ↓27°
iconWinds: S 25 to 37 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds S 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast 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 11 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑27° / ↓21°
iconWinds: NW 46 to 58 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 46 to 58 mph with gusts up to 73 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,493ft
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