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.
Mild air masses likely to outnumber the chilly air masses for a good part of October.
Jet stream pattern across North America will become amplified across North America into next week, which means more extremes in weather.
Warm weather will dominate in the eastern half of the country for the next week. Pattern change possible during the last week of September.
The jet stream will strengthen from the Pacific across southern Canada over the next 1-2 weeks which will keep any sustained chilly/cold air masses up across western Alaska and eastern Siberia.
The latest clues to the long range into the month of October.
Late-season heat in the East and mountain snow in the West. Welcome to the fall season!