Banff Norquay
Today's Forecast
↑42° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↑51% / ↓77%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 20th
↑37° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑77% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1 inches
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 21st
↑42° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↑60% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 22nd
↑40° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑72% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 23rd
↑40° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↑70% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 15 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 24th
↑37° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↑59% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, showers and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.2 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.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update30 Apr @ 11:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation8,054ft
  • Base Elevation5,396ft
  • Vertical Drop1,650ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 60
  • Lifts0 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 190 ( 0% )
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  • State: Alberta
  • Country: Canada
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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
↑42° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓33°
Skies
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph.

PM

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↑42° / ↓37°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Friday
↑37° / ↓31°
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↑37° / ↓31°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.9 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Saturday
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AM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Skies
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑42° / ↓35°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Sunday
↑40° / ↓34°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓36°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Monday
↑40° / ↓34°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓35°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then showers and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,019ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature44°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature44°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature44°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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