1/26/16: Windy Wednesday

Another “Clipper” will move across the region tonight into Wednesday with the track expected to be across southern Canada.  As the warm front associated with the clipper moves through, a brief period of light rain or snow will be possible in most locations.  Otherwise, the main snow will be near and north of the international border, meaning Canada will get much of the snowfall from this event.  The progress of the storm is presented below.

Surface Projection / Precipitation at 12:00 AM January 27, 2016
Surface Projection / Precipitation at 12:00 AM January 27, 2016

 

Surface Projection and Precipitation 6:00 AM Wednesday, January 26, 2016
Surface Projection and Precipitation 6:00 AM Wednesday, January 26, 2016

 

Surface Projection and Precipitation at 12:00 PM (noon) January 27, 2016
Surface Projection and Precipitation at 12:00 PM (noon) January 27, 2016

 

Surface Projection and Precipitation for 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Surface Projection and Precipitation for 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 27, 2016

 

As the low moves through the area tonight into tomorrow, a strong pressure gradient will swing through North Dakota and other surrounding areas.  It will increase the wind to 20-40 mph from the west northwest.  The wind will settle down on Wednesday night.  Temperatures will climb above freezing tomorrow meaning the snow should soften enough that hopefully blowing snow will not be a huge issue, although, some drifting will probably occur.  Next  threat of snow after Wednesday will be on Friday.

Daryl Ritchison