Snow on Wednesday for Calgary area, and a dip into the negatives

CALGARY — Can we say, the end is nigh? I think we have to. But the ‘end’ in question refers only to that streak of warm weather, and thereafter we’re falling just below seasonal — but not rudely so.

Starting aloft, our large, high-pressure ridge continues driving westerlies along the surface today. More gusts should be expected from that, amounting to 40, perhaps 50 km/h in Calgary. Then, the ridge aloft passes to the east and the embedded zone where it rises will encompass a surface low that swings south of us.

Several times in the last few weeks, we’ve seen Alberta clippers roll off of that base, keeping the majority of their snow to the northern edge; but, if it’s south of us … yeah. It will look and feel like winter again by noon on Wednesday. Calgary is perfectly positioned in the snow growth zone, with heavier totals ranging in the foothills (the Icefields Parkway is under a snowfall warning, 15-25 cm expected), and Calgary pushing toward five to seven centimetres. There is a chance that value will be amplified, however, as forecast models are not yet in agreement.

Here’s the five-day:

Tuesday

Partly cloudy, west wind gusts 40-50 km/h

Daytime high: 13 C

Evening: northern wind, developing snow showers, low -1 C

Wednesday

Morning snow, amount 5-7 cm, then partly cloudy

Daytime high: 2 C

Evening: clear, low -5 C

Thursday

Partly cloudy

Daytime high: -3 C

Evening: some cloud, low -11 C

Friday

Mainly sunny

Daytime high: -5 C

Evening: some cloud, low -7 C

Saturday

Chance of flurries

Daytime high: -3 C

Evening: some cloud, low -9 C

We got a slew of sunrise photographs in yesterday, and a big thanks to everyone who sent them!

Here’s Christine’s from Fish Park:

Christine Fish Creek sunset

And Diana’s from Payne Lake:

Diana Payne Lake Alberta

You can submit your weather photos here, or email them over to Kevin Stanfield

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