There’s more early-fall snow on the way for Alberta, after parts of the Prairies have already accumulated record-breaking totals so far this month.
Arctic air will pour in from the north, bringing bouts of weekend snow to Alberta and significant totals through the first days of October too.
It’s already officially the snowiest September on record for Edmonton, with the potential for another 20 cm of snow in parts of Alberta before the month is out.
“Totals will continue to build with the second upsloping snow event Saturday through Sunday around Pincher Creek, Lake Louise and up to Hinton with a shot of snow possibly spilling into Calgary’s metro region by Monday,” said Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.
“But it’s areas like Pincher Creek that could pick up in excess of 20 cm of snow through Monday, with more snowfall ahead.”
The 10 day snowfall outlook across parts of Canada is pretty shocking.
An incredibly early start to building some of the snowpack across northern Canada, and the foothills in Alberta in particular — and exactly what’s expected at the start of a Grand Solar Minimum.
Check out the Weather Networks article on why this sustained and anomalous cold event might be occurring: Strongest ridge in 60 years, what makes this so unusual?
All sorts of records are being broken. The Sep 1-20 detrended 500mb height anomaly just south of the Bering Strait was the most positive 20-day standardized anomaly on record (1958-present) anywhere in the globe (+5.2 standard deviations, R1 data). pic.twitter.com/toIkjMuBtz
— WorldClimateService (@WorldClimateSvc) September 26, 2018
The Modern Maximum is over, welcome to the next…
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