Weather Observations for March 30, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.
2240 meters -8, Winds were 10-20 KPH SW --Horstman Hut
2180 meters -8, Winds were 15-25 KPH NW --Whistler Peak
1860 meters -7, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH WSW--Roundhouse
1650 meters -6, 9 cm of new snow, 16 cm in 24 hrs, 349 cm Base, RH 94% --Pig Alley
1550 meters -5, 7 cm of new snow, 14 cm in 24 hrs, 240 cm Base, RH 94 % --Catskinner
660 meters +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.3, 20.0 mm of Precip recorded yest
An upper through in a Northwesterly flow aloft will eventually drift Eastward with some unsettled weather expected this morning. The FL will hover in the 1400 meter range with a slight drop to near surface by tonight. A weak high pressure will build Thursday morning into Friday morning, before a very weak frontal band moves through on Friday night with FL rising to 1600 meters. Saturday is also looking moist and overcast with warmer temperatures. Sunday at this time is looking overcast but dry with the FL maxing out at 1400 meters. Monday and Tuesday are looking unsettled.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Friday morning, 4-6 cm by Saturday morning, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning.
INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:
Avalanche reported in bounds on Blackcomb Mountain: CTV News
Managing valley bottom run out Risk: Avalanche Canada
Backcountry enthusiasts can't count on a fast rescue: Info News.ca
More information on the snowmobiler avalanche involvement near Terrace: Mountain Sledder
School offical admits lapse in judgement over avalanche deaths: Japan