Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snow Pack - Light in the East Heavy in the West

We had a few more centimetres of snow in the Bella Coola Valley last night and then some thawing and light rain, but there are a few inches or more on the ground everywhere now.

The small ski hill run by the Tweedsmuir Ski Club is lacking enough snow to ski.  The photo taken today looking down the hill shows you the fact that we only have about 60 cm of snow - not nearly enough to cover the trees - we usually have well over a metre or more by Christmas time so hopefully more comes soon.  Meanwhile to the west of us in the Clayton Falls Creek Valley, west of the townsite of Bella Coola, some snowmobilers told me there was 2.25 metres of snow already in the pass.

Our high mountains are definitely producing the rain shadow effect to the east of us this year.  Grizzly

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