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Alberta Clipper to Bring Snow to Harrison Area Weekend of Feb.17, 2024

Feb 16, 2024
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Residents in the Harrison metro area should brace for a wintery weekend as an Alberta Clipper is forecasted to sweep through the region overnight from Friday to Saturday, February 17, 2024. According to Harrison Weather Station meteorologist Anthony Mondaro, the area is expected to receive a snowfall of 2 inches, with the potential for up to 4 inches if the storm moves slower than anticipated. The snowstorm is to start around 1 a.m. and is expected to conclude by mid-day on Saturday.

Temperatures on Saturday are predicted to hover in the 20s, making for a chilly aftermath as residents dig out. Kevin Canessa, Editor of The Observer Newspaper, discussed the upcoming storm on the publication's YouTube show, highlighting the need for the community to prepare for the inclement weather.

The storm's impact will not be uniform across the region. Areas to the West and South of Harrison can expect a heavier blanket of snow, with forecasts predicting 4 to 8 inches, Anthony Mondaro noted. This variance in snowfall totals underscores the unpredictable nature of Alberta Clippers, which are known for their rapid movement and potential to cause significant weather changes over a short period.

Residents are urged to take necessary precautions, including limiting travel during the storm's peak hours and preparing for possible cold-related issues. The Harrison Department of Public Works departments are gearing up for the snow, ensuring that plows and salt trucks are ready to keep roads clear and safe.  This week the Harrison Department of Public Works (DPW) cleared the snow curb to curb on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. and Harrison Avenue and around the streets where Public Schools are located in Harrison. The Harrison Department of Public Works has a rich history of snow removal operations going back throughout the Town's history.  Removing snow curb to curb has always been a tradition that is more and more essential with the lack of parking in the town.

Residents are advised to check Anthony Mondaro’s Harrison Weather Station Facebook page and to upload photos of the snow storm including the amount of snow. The coming days will require patience and preparation as the community navigates this winter weather event.

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