Weather Observations for March 19, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.
2240 meters -12, Winds were 15-25 KPH S --Horstman Hut
2180 meters -11, Winds were 20-30 KPH S --Whistler Peak
1860 meters -11, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters -10, Winds were 10-20 KPH S --Roundhouse
1650 meters -8, 2 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 316 cm Base, RH 82% --Pig Alley
1550 meters -8, 1 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 238 cm Base, RH 88 % --Catskinner
An upper level ridge is building with unsettled conditions this morning in a Westerly flow aloft.
The FL could reach 800 meters today with a Northerly offshore surface flow. Skies will likely become clearer as the day progresses. High will stick around for Monday morning before a frontal band from the Southwest arrives with dry overcast conditions. The FL on Monday is expected to rise to 1200 meters. By Tuesday the front will bring light snowfall to the area with a FL possibly spiking to 1800 meters. A cooler front arrives for Wednesday.
Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning above 1600 meters, 10-15 cm by Thursday morning.
OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
Hungarian tourist killed in an avalanche near Gudauri: Georgia
Skier killed in an avalanche on Todorka Peak: Bulgaria
Keep an eye on conditions despite the warmer temperatures: Avalanche Canada
Bodies of two Boston snowshoers recovered from avalanche at Lake Louise: Alberta
Extreme Avalanche Risk in the Rockies: CBC News