The anticipated western storm has left it’s mark with some impressive late-season snow totals through the Prairie Provinces – http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html
Weather summary for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 6:20 p.m. MDT Saturday 15 April 2017. Discussion. A major spring storm system began producing heavy wet snow over parts of Alberta on Thursday and continued through today for many areas. Over 30 cm of snow has fallen in some localities. Snow will continue to taper off through tonight. Due to how wet most of the snow was, obtaining accurate snowfall depth measurements has been difficult. To the best of our knowledge the two and a half day snowfall totals as of 6 p.m. MDT Saturday April 15, in centimetres, include: Whitecourt: 37 Lloydminster: 31 Cold Lake: 31 Grande Prairie: 27 Stony Plain: 19 Peace River: 11 Edmonton area: 11 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC
Weather summary for Saskatchewan updated by Environment Canada at 6:16 p.m. CST Saturday 15 April 2017. Discussion. A major spring storm has brought significant snow and rain to parts of central and northern Saskatchewan. Lighter snow will continue across the area tonight as cooler arctic air continues to push southward. Snowfall reports as of 6 PM CST, in centimetres: Buffalo Narrows 33 Lloydminster 31 Dorintosh 30 La Ronge 26 Loon Lake 25 Turtle Lake 18 Waseka 17 Southend 19 Island Falls 14 Meadow Lake 10 Spiritwood 8 Rainfall preceded the snow on Friday for some areas of central Saskatchewan, with all areas having ended or changed over to snow by Friday evening. Rainfall totals in millimetres: Waskesiu Lake 32 North Battleford 20 Meadow Lake 20 Nipawin 18 Rosetown 14 Scott 12 Spiritwood 10 Saskatoon 8 Prince Albert 8 Hudson Bay 3 Melfort 3 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC
Weather summary for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 7:10 p.m. CDT Saturday 15 April 2017. Discussion. A major winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of northern Manitoba Friday and Saturday. Widespread freezing rain also affected the Norway House and The Pas regions for much of Friday afternoon and night. While significant accumulations have ended, the last remnants of the system continue to linger over Manitoba, and light snow or flurries will continue into Sunday as cooler air descends on the province. Snowfall totals as of 7 PM CDT, in centimetres: Cross Lake 40 Gods Lake Narrows 30 Oxford House 30 Flin Flon 26 Pukatawagan 15 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC
Energy tracking eastward is set to deliver a wintry mix of precipitation to portions of QC & the Maritimes through the early part of the week. A corridor of snow is likely through the Gaspe, parts of NB and into W NL while a band of freezing rain and predominantly rain affects regions to the south.
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Guidance offers a variety of ‘rinse-and-repeat’ scenarios for the central and eastern parts of the country into the medium range as the pattern remains on the active side and a series of colder high pressure areas press in from the N/NW.
WPC total QPF for days 1-7: