Weather Observations for March 20, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.
2240 meters -11, Winds were 30-50 KPH ESE --Horstman Hut
2180 meters -9, Winds were 15-40 KPH S --Whistler Peak
1860 meters -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH E --Roundhouse
1650 meters -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 313 cm Base, RH 85% --Pig Alley
1550 meters -10, trace of new snow, tracein 24 hrs, 234 cm Base, RH 98 % --Catskinner
High pressure will continue this morning in a Southerly flow aloft. The Fl will start off at surface and rise to 1200 meters by this afternoon, coming back down to 700 meters tonight. A weak front will bring overcast skies to the area this afternoon with the chance of some flurries this evening. A slightly stronger front will bring light snowfall to the area on Tuesday with the Fl rising to around 1500 meters. A cold front is expected on Wednesday with the FL fluctuating from 1300 meters in the morning to 700 meters by Wednesday night. More weather on the way for the rest of the week. We may see some breaks sometime Thursday.
Guesstimates:8-12 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-20 cm by Thursday morning, 10-20 cm by Friday morning.
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