Alberta Foothills Weather

February 7

Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
10:23 AM MST Thursday 7 February 2008
Winter storm watch for
Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler continued

Strong winds and blowing snow will herald the return of Arctic air Friday.
The potential for severe winter weather exists over these regions.

Blizzard or no blizzard, that is the question. Friday or Saturday? Both?
We are going to need some fresh snow if there is going to be one, there is nothing to blow around here anymore, after hitting +4 yesterday afternoon the snowdrifts are crusty.
The cold air is waiting up north for a low to pass over central Alberta tomorrow morning before it makes it’s mad rush for Florida’s oranges next week.
As of noon local time, it is -29C in High Level, with a windchill of -42. Fort Chip, -31/40.
It’s -9 here and zero in Calgary.

The forecast models have changed quite a bit from the last post, with the WRF slowing down to come in line with the GFS timing for the arrival of the arctic mass for tomorrow at 12Z(5am). The biggest change in both models is the cold sticking around for Sunday too, not warming up till Monday. Since the clash of systems will be happening right over us on Sunday, we might get an early reprieve here if the warm in BC can push in faster.
WRF precip amounts are disappointing, calling for a tiny shot of snow tomorrow morning, then another skiff Saturday, the GFS is calling for a bit more both days… we need a bunch more.

Blizzard or no, windchill warnings should be going up all over the place for the weekend. Howling from the north tomorrow, then howling from the south Saturday and Sunday. Bleh.

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