Alberta Foothills Weather

January 25

Freezing fog rolled in last night after dark and is still lingering in a few places as I type. It wasn’t really sticking to anything until a gentle south breeze picked up before midnight for about 6 hours, leaving a frosty wonderland this morning. It cleared out for a while this afternoon, just enough for the sun to get through and really make things pop, so I spent a few hours outside enjoying the show. The sun didn’t get to burn much of the frost off with the temps hanging around -10, and more freezing fog is a possibility tonight, so tomorrow could be an even better display.

Tomorrow.. the last nice day for a while.
The models are holding to the axle-snapping temperatures for the beginning of the week to Wednesday, this morning’s GFS was hinting at -70F(-56C) for the Jasper area Tuesday morning… I’ll believe that when I see it. Hopefully we won’t see it!
The only question seems to be how much precip we will get, the GFS says a bit more than WRF and GEM for Sunday.
Whatever we get.. shoveling it is going to be a frigid job.

Just as I was about to hit publish, I see a winter storm watch has been issued:
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Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
3:25 PM MST Friday 25 January 2008
Winter storm watch for
Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler issued

Snow and blowing snow are expected Sunday night into Monday.

The potential for severe winter weather exists over these regions.

..Wind warning along the southern foothills tonight into Saturday..A ridge of high pressure over eastern bc and a developing trough over western Alberta is resulting in strong westerly gap winds along the southern foothills. As the low level winds strengthen this evening surface winds of 70 gusting to 100 km/h are forecast to occur in these regions. These strong winds will abate Saturday afternoon.

..An intense weather system Sunday afternoon into Monday..An intense weather system is expected to develop in southern Alberta Sunday. Snow and blowing snow are expected through much of southern Alberta however the areas that will see the worst conditions are in the Stettler and Coronation regions. Snow developing Sunday afternoon will give amounts of 10 centimetres or more. This snowfall combined with strong winds will result in blizzard conditions.

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2 Responses to “January 25”

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    Jon Says:

    Wow..just wow. Those pictures are amazing! They take into account even the most minute detail(especially the last one)! I can’t wait to see what you can get this severe weather season. Your photography is great.

    Jon
    Winnipeg, MB

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    PB Says:

    Thanks Jon 🙂
    Hopefully this upcoming storm season will be a little more active around here than the last.

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