After my week in sunny and (mostly) warm Southern California it seems I’ve returned simultaneously with winter! There is snow on tap for Friday night into Saturday. It doesn’t look to be a major deal, but snow-is-snow and it’s always a bit of a pain.
There are no textbook storms, but this one is mainly an Alberta Clipper with a little Texas moisture drawn in.
Wednesday evening, the low driving the storm is near the British Columbia-Alberta border. It will sink south a little as it moves east. It will also suck up some moisture now over the Southern Plains. That’s the setup.
This will be all snow. Shoreline, inland, everyone gets snow. It looks to be powdery snow–a high snow:water ratio, 15:1 or more.
It will also be a fast mover. Alberta Clippers get the second half of their name from their speedy entrance and exit. The storm starts late Friday afternoon and ends Saturday morning.
Snow lovers will likely be disappointed. This looks like a few inches tops.
Cold lovers will be happy. The temperature will be in the twenties with the wind chill in the teens.
Sunday will be sunny and even colder