A wet long weekend



The snowfall warning has ended for northern Alberta, but over 15 cm of snow has fallen in some areas causing trees to break under the weight of wet snow, which led to power outages in some areas.

Robertson lives in Fairview, Alberta.

The following map from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction show more than 10 cm of precipitation will fall in some northern Alberta regions from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Saturday.



The following map, from the U.S. National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center, was issued Friday morning and is for 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Monday.

It will be a rainy long weekend for most farmers in south and central Alberta, as well as those in western Saskatchewan.


From Monday morning to Tuesday evening the following map suggests the heavy rains will move away from Prairie growing areas, but there could be light accumulations across the Prairies.


The following 48-hour precipitation accumulation map for Wednesday morning to Friday night show another rain system may start moving into west-central Alberta during this time but only light accumulations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


Looking ahead to following week, the next map is a precipitation forecast from the U.S. Environmental Modeling Center at NCEP for May 27 to June 2, and it suggests there will be a slightly greater than average accumulations in the western Prairies and maybe along the Canada-U.S. border.


According to the following precipitation forecast maps, there will be average to below average accumulations of rain on the Prairies from June 3 to June 9, and a average to above average accumulations from June 10 to June 16.


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