Sunday, September 29, 2019

Snow Shock: Winter Storm Warning For Alberta & Surrounding Areas Continues

Following up on Friday's report:

Gonna Feel Like December Rather Than September- "High Impact Snow Storm" to Hit the Prairies: Cold is the Absence of Heat

 Public Alert

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Heavy snowfall will continue over southwestern Alberta today. With a continued upslope flow, most regions will see significant amounts of snowfall. Total accumulations will approach 40 to 60 centimetres by Monday morning with extreme southwestern portions of Alberta possibly approaching 100 centimetres. The snowfall will taper off during the day Monday when the snow moves into Saskatchewan.

Heavy wet snow may cause local power outages.

  Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Road closures are possible. Heavy snowfall accumulation may cause tree branches to break.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Snow in British Columbia as well

While summer only officially came to a close last weekend, we seem to have skipped fall all together at the higher elevations.

Friday night and Saturday morning saw significant amounts of snow fall on the mountain passes in the province’s Interior. Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres of snow fell across the Coquihalla Highway and on Allison Pass, while 12 cm covered Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector.
A crash on the Coquihalla closed the northbound lanes for several hours Saturday morning.
Another two to five cm of snow is forecast to fall on the Coquihalla, Allison Pass and the Connector throughout Saturday.

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