Professor Stephen Dery along with a couple members of the UNBC Northern Hydrometeorology Group Dr. Siraj Islam and Aseem Sharma went for a site visit to Nipika Mountain Resort after the Mountain Water Futures conference on March 4th, 2019 before making their way back to Prince George, BC.
As we do not have remote connection to Nipika it was interesting to see the data. We've been following the precipitation amounts at Kootenay NP West Gate as a proxy for amounts at Nipika, being the nearest precipitation station. Since Jeremy Morris' last visit to Nipika (October 27th, 2018), Kootenay NP West Gate recorded 71 mm of precipitation. As it turns out, Nipika, ~20 km to the East and ~150 m higher in elevation received 135 mm over the same duration, almost double the amount of precipitation! Goes to show how variable precipitation can be over complex terrain.