This case study focuses on a snow and blowing snow event in the Canadian prairies and US northern high plains on 11-13 November 2003. The key aim of this module is to step through the forecast process during an Alberta Clipper event from the perspective of a forecaster with the Meteorological Service of Canada. This involves consideration of various observations and model guidance, identification of potential areas of snowfall and blowing snow, nowcasting snowfall development and termination, and considering and providing nowcast updates throughout.
* Recognize the key synoptic ingredients that can lead to the development of an Alberta Clipper.
* Determine the track of an Alberta Clipper
* Assess snowfall amounts associated with a clipper.
* Identify signals in the satellite and radar imagery as well as in the NWP data that can be associated with these systems.
Alberta Clipper, Canadian Prairie snow storms, heavy snow event, case exercise, winter storms
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