|Alpine Weather Report|
ISSUED: Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00 MST
SYNOPSIS: Patchy moisture/a series of small disturbances embedded in an unstable northwesterly flow aloft will provide variable cloud and isolated to scattered flurries today and then a greater chance of flurries Friday afternoon and Friday night. Partial clearing is expected between the small disturbances. The temperatures should continue to trend slightly colder.
FREEZING LEVEL: Surface, rising slightly above surface this afternoon and possibly again Friday afternoon.
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT FORECAST (1615 metres):
TODAY: Cloudy with sunny periods and a 50% chance of flurries. High near -5.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with clear periods. 30% chance of early evening flurries. Low near -12.
FRIDAY: Cloudy with morning sunny periods and a 70% chance of afternoon flurries. High near -6.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mainly cloudy with a few flurries during the evening and early overnight hours, minor to light accumulation possible. Partial clearing late overnight. Low near -13.
SATURDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods and a slight chance of morning flurries. High near -5.
A few flurries or occasional light snow Saturday night, minor to light accumulation possible. Low near -11.
SUNDAY: Mainly cloudy with a few flurries or occasional light snow during the morning. 40% chance of flurries and possible sunny breaks during the afternoon. Minor to light accumulation possible. High near -5. Low near -13.
MONDAY: Cloudy with sunny periods and a 40% chance of flurries. Windy at times. High near -6.
CONFIDENCE/DISCUSSION: Fair confidence. The current small band of moisture could dissipate before producing any local flurries this morning, the chance of flurries should increase again with airmass instability this afternoon. The next band of moisture appears to be slightly more organized. Its timing could require some fine tuning but for now Friday late afternoon and evening appear most prone for a few flurries, airmass instability could also produce isolated snow showers. The moisture content and timing of the following (Saturday night and Sunday morning) disturbance are also questionable. A slightly colder airmass could follow Sunday night and Monday.