The weather is always a hot topic in Vancouver, especially when it comes to what’s happening either up high on the mountains or down low by the water. When it’s sunny downtown it could be snowing on the north shore. When it’s cloudy, it could be bright and beautiful at the top of a ski run. Today we had a temperature inversion, so while it was 7C and covered in cloud in Vancouver, it was a sunshine-filled day and 11C up on Grouse Mountain.
A temperature inversion is a thin layer of the atmosphere where the normal decrease in temperature with height switches to the temperature increasing with height. An inversion acts like a lid, keeping normal convective overturning of the atmosphere from penetrating through the inversion. [Source]
The Grouse Mountain team passed along the following images of today’s blissful view of their snow-covered slopes with the hidden city tucked under a blanket of pillowy clouds:
Inversion Photos from Grouse Mountain
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