Well, those pesky warm rains showed up all right... no more snow on Whistler. Unfortunately, the flooding I predicted showed up as well. I'm supposed to be heading up there today, but the road is closed between Squamish and Whistler. The resevoir behind the Cheakamus dam was rising 2" per hour, and they had to open the flood gates or risk losing the dam (as well as the highway). They evacuated the few residents downstream to higher ground. Lots more rain coming. And just 3 weeks ago the whole province was in a drought and burning up. Sheesh!
So my wife and I have a week starting today (Oct.19), a babysitter/housesitter we can't cancel, and no place to go. We even considered going up to Whistler on the float plane, but they can't fly in nasty weather. Oh well, maybe we'll just hang out in a Vancouver or Seattle hotel, hit all the ski shops and run our credit cards up so high we can't afford to ski.