Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weird Rain

Since noon on Friday, the Bella Coola Valley has been receiving continuous and fairly heavy rain, something in excess of 100 mm in 24 hours.  The temperature at valley bottom has not moved between 0 C and 1 C further west at the airport.  The rain is not freezing rain but it is very cold and after all that rain fell, there has not been a noticeable melt in the 20 cm snow that fell Thursday night and Friday morning, even the snow on the trees has not fallen.  It's a good thing, because the total precipitation in this storm was well up there and with the right thawing conditions and the high snow pack already in the mountains, it could have been a moderate flood.  Sorry no photo again - the clouds and mist never lifted enough to see the mountains.  Grizzly

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