Saturday, March 24, 2007

Big storm coming

Mid-week this upcoming week, watch out.

The models are not in full agreement on the details, but they're consistent on the generalities: that there's a strong storm coming.

A surface low and assoiated fronta structure will influence the weather over the southern prairies on Tuesday and Wednesday. The net result will be an olio of wind, snow, freezing rain, rain, and even thunderdstorms.

Where and when the precipitation will start, where the rain/snow line will be, how strong the wind will be, and where thunderstorms will occur are all details to be ironed out. But as of the 12Z run of the GEM Global, the answers are, respectively, Estevan on Tuesday morning, the AB/SK border until Wednesday morning (at which time it's forecast to move east), 50g70 km/h, and all of southern Manitoba.

I haven't seen a storm on the horizon like this one in a long long time. Maybe the models are overdoing it. Or maybe, just maybe, they're onto something.


At 10:57 PM, Anonymous The Manitoba Storm Spotter said...

Thunderstorms are just entering SW manitoba as we speak. Looks like its part of a LONG line of storms extending all the way down into texas! Almost resembels a squall line but that would be a bit unusual for this time of the year. Lets hope a few of these storms to move east into the red river valley. What a treat it would be to be treated to a few early spring storms. And heres to hopfully a much better Tstorm season this year than last year which completely was a disaster! hey Dave i may see you tomorrow Pat is giving me and another guy a tour of the weather office!


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