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Alpine Weather Report

ISSUED:  Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30 MST

SYNOPSIS: Snow should ease to scattered flurries as the current Pacific system exits east of the Rockies later this morning, near noon. Patchy moisture entrained in a strong and potentially unstable westerly flow should allow for mainly cloudy skies, scattered flurries or snow showers and gusty winds this afternoon and evening.  Partial clearing is possible overnight.  A system approaching the coast of Oregon should spiral moisture northeastward for mainly cloudy skies and a 60% chance of flurries Sunday and Sunday evening.  A dryer northwesterly flow should develop for partial clearing later Sunday night.  Today will be unseasonably mild, Sunday should be 2 or 3 degrees cooler.

FREEZING LEVEL:  Rising to between 1100 & 1400 metres this afternoon.  Surface tonight.  Possibly rising slightly above surface Sunday afternoon.

 

FERNIE ALPINE RESORT FORECAST (1615 metres): 

TODAY:  Snow easing to a few flurries near noon.  Mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries during the afternoon.  Accumulation from 4 to 8 cm.  Windy at times, strong gusts possible.  High near -1.

TONIGHT: Mainly cloudy with gusty winds, a 70% chance of flurries and possible snow showers during the evening.  Accumulation from 1 to 4 cm.  Cloudy with clear periods, fog patches and a slight chance of flurries overnight.  Low near -5.

SUNDAY:  Mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries, minor accumulation possible.  High near -3.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries during the evening. Cloudy with clear periods and possible fog patches overnight.  Low near -8.

OUTLOOK:

MONDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods, possible morning fog patches.  High near -3.

TUESDAY: Mainly cloudy with a few flurries or occasional snow, minor or light accumulation. High near -5.

WEDNESDAY: A few flurries or occasional snow, light accumulation possible.  High near -3.

 

CONFIDENCE/DISCUSSION:  Fair confidence. Most of the guidance confines the main band of flurries north of Fernie this afternoon, local upslope conditions suggest otherwise.  Airmass instability is a risk for local snow showers (greater rate of fall) this afternoon and more so early this evening.  The main feed of moisture from Oregon-Washington should remain just south of the border but some guidance does now suggest a chance of light precipitation spreading just north of the 49th Sunday and Sunday evening, local upslope conditions are also favourable for a few flurries again.  High pressure centred over the south coast should be the main feature of influence Monday.  A series of weakening systems should push southeastward from the central coast Tuesday and Wednesday, the timing and moisture content of each will require some fine tuning.

Ron Lakeman.

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