Happy Wednesday, Whistler! Another hump day is upon us, and winter creeps ever closer. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to skip fall and get right into ski season.
Today's forecast calls for clearing skies and a high of about 16 C in Whistler. A high of 2 C is expected overnight, with clear skies. Looking to tomorrow, forecasters are predicting a high of about 19 C with sunny skies.
On the mountain, you can expect a high of about 4 C and a low of about 2 C, according to Whistler Blackcomb. The freezing level sits at about 2,500 metres and WB is predicting moderate winds.
As always, check your favourite weather and conditions apps for the latest, as things can change in an instant out there.
The BC Wildfire active fires map is showing no new fires near Whistler this morning.
Further north, the Bendor Range Complex of fires north of the resort continues to hold steady.
The Casper Creek wildfire near Anderson Lake is finally deemed under control, at 10,982 hectares, while the nearby Downton Lake fire west of Gold Bridge is still out of control and now burning an estimated 9,565 hectares. On Sept. 13, the SLRD confirmed more than 40 structures have been lost to the fire.
Find the latest on evacuation orders and alerts in the SLRD here.
DriveBC is showing no major disruptions on the Sea to Sky this morning.
A fire ban remains in place for Whistler, according to the Whistler Fire Rescue Service. Report all wildfires by calling 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.
Whistler is currently in Water Conservation Stage 2, which means residents are asked to limit manual/hand watering of lawns, shrubs and gardens to Monday, Wednesday and Saturday between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.; limit washing of hard surfaces like sidewalks, driveways and decks; limit filling of hot tubs and pools only to comply with Health and Safety laws; and keep water conservation top of mind.
Follow this link for the latest posted gas prices in the corridor.
Follow @wbmtnops on Twitter for the latest on-mountain conditions.
Stay safe out there, and check back with Pique for all the latest Whistler news.
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