Updated: January 14, 2021 05:39 AM
Created: January 14, 2021 05:02 AM
It's the Alberta Clipper we've been talking abou tsince last week, and it's finally here. This one is taking an unuscual path however, as it continues to appear to slow down, maybe even stall to our east briefly by Friday. Normally Alberta Clippers move in and out of the region quickly, therefore yielding only minor snowfall totals. This one however as just stated above will not be doing that, and therefore will be bringing higher snowfall totals to the area. Look for a light mix of rain/sleet/freezing rain/snow very early, and very briefly Thursday. This mix will quickly become all-snow by 8 AM, if not 9 AM for sure. The snow will last the rest of Thursday, with pockets of moderate snow at times. Combine this with the strong west wind, turning out of the NW by the evening, A patch of dry air will try to come in Thursday evening, giving us a possible lull in the snow, which may cut back on totals for a few areas. If this happens. The Clipper stalls/slowly moves east, to our east, on Friday, resulting in wrap-around snow showers on and off for Friday. This will give us a storm total in the 5-8" range for most of us, with the heavier marks closer to I-35 and to our north. The wind will be problematic, especially west of I-35, causing blizzard conditions that way. Locally, we'll experience tough to see conditions, whiteouts maybe in the open areas, as well as slick roads Thursday & Friday.