Computer models still having some disagreement in regards to the speed of the storm coming into Alberta later Wednesday, Wednesday night and early Thursday. Regardless of that, we are still pretty confident that parts of the extreme southern Canadian Rockies and up into central Alberta will see a significant accumulation of snow.
The heaviest accumulations will be Wednesday night.
Keep in mind, the snowfall forecast below that I drew up is just through Wednesday night. There will likely be additional accumulations Thursday morning from central Alberta on northeast.
Eastern and southeastern parts of Alberta will be too warm for snow as the storm center tracks right over or just to the west.
Quite a winter for Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort!
Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia has had a bonanza ski season with over 40 feet (12.3 meters) of snow so far, with 13 feet in March alone!
This past March at Whistler. Both photo's credit Mike Crane. Whistler Tourism.
The Whistler webcam image below is from earlier today and shows steady snow falling at the resort with plenty of skiers.
A look at the potential weather pattern for the next several weeks.
Smoke will continue to be an issue for interior southern BC and Alberta this week but changes in the pattern are looming.
Latest update on the long range into mid-September and a look at the Prairies storm.
Warm and dry conditions will continue to dominate in the West this fall.
Pattern change setting up this weekend into next week as the core of the very warm air shifts eastward into southern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
A fall-like storm system will bring steady rain and thunderstorms to parts of western Canada Friday afternoon into Saturday.