Weather Observations for January 16, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.
2240 meters -3, Winds were 30-45 KPH S --Horstman Hut
2180 meters -4, Winds were 45-65 KPH S --Whistler Peak
1860 meters -1, Winds were 25-30 KPH SSE--Rendevous
1835 meters -1, Winds were 15-50 KPH SSE--Roundhouse
1650 meters -1, Trace of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 177 cm Base, RH 95% --Pig Alley
1550 meters -1, Trace of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 98 cm Base, RH 95% --Catskinner
A cold front has finally reached shore with overcast conditions and very light snowfall in a Westerly Flow Aloft. Clouds will thicken through the day with the brunt of the snow fall occuring later in the day and into tonight with the arrival of a warm front. The FL will start at around 1000 meters and slowly rise to around 1300 meters tonight. Tuesday will be warmer with the FL hovering around 1500 meters with periods of heavy snow fall and strong winds in a Southwesterly flow. Wednesday will be similar with a slight rise in the FL (1900 m) :(, with warm wet windy conditions. The FL begins to slowly drop for Thursday into Friday with light steady snow. Bring it on. Still unsure of the amounts due to where the Jet Stream will eventually sit. Directly over us would be the scenario with the most precipitation in the form of an atmospheric river. It may shift South or North for some good dumpage. Guesstimates: 25-40 cm by Tuesday morning, 35-50 cm by Wednesday morning, 30-45 cm for Thursday morning, 15-20 cm by Friday morning. Subject to change daily, but it looks like we are in for a West Coast Storm Cycle!!!
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