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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓84% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SE 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 11th
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow17"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning followed by another 8 to 11 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.42 to 7.08 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow25"
  • Regional Snow Depth37"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 16 to 20 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.22 to 6.1 inches
Winds SE 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
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  • Dewpoint↓39° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow15"
  • Regional Snow Depth42"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.69 to 8.45 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑39° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓39° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth41"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 1.75 to 8.73 inches
Winds S 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑78%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth47"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.51 to 2.55 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update10 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs4"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs5"
  • Season Total15"
  • Average Base Depth4"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
4in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation4100
  • Base Elevation2840
  • Vertical Drop1,260ft
  • Longest Trail1mi
  • Trails4 of 24
  • Lifts3 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 212 ( 12% )
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Location
  • City: North Vancouver
  • State: British Columbia
  • 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

Monday
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iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then SE 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Tuesday
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iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 17"
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AM

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Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning, then another 8 to 11 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 1.07 to 5.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Wednesday
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iconWinds: SE 8 to 17 mph, then S 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 25"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.3 to 1.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 16 to 20 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.92 to 4.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 15"
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AM

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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.55 to 2.73 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.86 to 4.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Friday
↑39° / ↓26°
iconWinds: S 10 to 21 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓38°
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Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.78 to 3.88 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Saturday
↑36° / ↓25°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.46 to 2.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,212ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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