First, a tracksetting update. Chris gave us all a heads-up on Mt Shark when she saw the snowcat yesterday. This morning, the Live Grooming Report shows the entire system has been trackset.
At Canmore Nordic Centre, the natural snow on Banff trail was trackset this morning.
Bill Milne, Wedge, and Evan-Thomas are being trackset as I write this.
There was a spark of hope yesterday with reports of temperatures in the single digits at Mt Shark and PLPP. It seems to have been a one-off because today’s forecasts are colder again, except for Mountain Forecast which is quite optimistic compared to the other two.
Today’s winner, according to the forecasts is Golden, BC. It shows -10 or warmer across all the forecasts.
Mt Shark also appears to have one of the warmer temperatures this morning. Mud Lake, which is near Mt Shark, is at -10.4°C at 9 a.m.
The Rivers.Alberta site shows PLPP at -24 at 8 a.m.
Let’s see what the various forecast are predicting for today. I’m giving high temperatures for Windy.com, Weather Network, and Mountain Forecast.
Calgary: -19, -23, -25, sunny
PLPP: -15, -16, -9, partly sunny
Kananaskis Village: -16, -18, -9, mostly sunny
West Bragg Creek: -16, -23, -17, sunny
Banff: -17, -15, -7, partly sunny
Canmore: -17, -16, -6 sunny
Lake Louise: -17, -16 -8, partly sunny
Golden: -11, -10, -6, sunny
Probably about -15 to -20 in the heally meadows and up on the rampart today (but it felt warmer, relatively speaking). -13 back at the car at 3ish, not cooling off on the return drive until past banff.