Item: An overview of the mountain weather forecast program in british columbia
Title: An overview of the mountain weather forecast program in british columbia
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1980 International Snow Science Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Authors: Robert M. MacKenzie, Pacific Weather Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Abstract: Timely and accurate forecasts of certain meteorological parameters can facilitate the evaluation of avalanche hazard and control. In the winter of 1964-65 the Vancouver Weather Office was asked to provide warnings of expected heavy and prolonged snowfalls for the Avalanche Warning Centre at Rogers Pass. In subsequent years, the mountain weather forecast program has been expanded to include meteorological support to the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways, to ski areas within B.C., and to Parks Canada at Yoho Park. Currently the Pacific Weather Centre at Vancouver prepares mountain weather forecasts for each of nine defined regions in British Columbia.
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Keywords: weather forecast, snowfall, hazard, weather patterns
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