This morning, Environment Canada issued a pre-cautionary warning telling of the potential of heavy snowfall in specific areas of the province. Less than an hour ago, Environment Canada turned that into a full-blown warning.
Intense snow will blast central and northwestern Alberta, with the snowfall only getting worse as the afternoon and evening go on. Up to 20 cm of snow is expected as the system moves across the province. Peace River and Whitecourt are the first to be hit, as areas from Slave Lake to Edmonton will be hit in the from early evening to tomorrow morning.
Notable areas affected are Bonnyville, the city of Edmonton, Drayton Valley, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Peace River, Slave Lake, and Whitecourt. Luckily, Calgarians should avoid the mess of snow.
As per usual, Environment Canada is warning commuters of quickly changing an deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility and traction will be easily compromised with the incoming snowfall. So stay safe, stay warm, and maybe now would be a decent time to call in a sick day.