Weather Observations for March 16, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.
2240 meters -3, Winds were 30-50 KPH S --Horstman Hut
2180 meters -3, Winds were 40-55 KPH S --Whistler Peak
1860 meters -2, Winds were 25-45 KPH S --Rendevous
1835 meters -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1650 meters -2, 25 cm of new snow, 25 cm in 24 hrs, 323 cm Base, RH 95% --Pig Alley
1550 meters -1, 25 cm of new snow, 25 cm in 24 hrs, 241 cm Base, RH 98 % --Catskinner
The strong low and associated cold front were very nice to us last night. We can expect periods of light snow for this morning in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL may bump up to 800 meters but we should see It drop to the valley again this evening. If the low exits quickly, we may see some influence from the weak high pressure by this afternoon. A weak ridge of high pressure will bring unsettled conditions to the area on Sunday, a mix of sun and cloud with the FL possibly rising to 900 meters. The ridge breaks down by Monday afternoon with another weak front moving onshore. A series of seasonable frontal waves will bring more snow to the area next week, with periods of dry unsettled weather.
Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Sunday morning.
OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
Two more skiers succumb to an avalanche in the Austrian Alps: St Anton
400 sheep & 21 cows buried in an avalanche in Tuva: Russia
Extreme Avalanche Hazard west of Calgary: Avalanche Canada
Sledders not getting training they need, says group: Rocky Mountain Goat
"They were rock stars" says avalanche victim: Washington State
Skier uses tree to arrest from avalanche: Slovakia
Italian skier dies in Arctic Avalanche: Norway