Fall? Never heard of it. Alberta literally went straight from summer to winter this year. It looks like the snow isn’t over quite yet because according to Environment Canada, an Alberta snow warning was issued for the entire province. Literally, all of Alberta is expecting heavy snow, flurries, and cold temperatures. Maybe today is the perfect day to stay inside.
According to the Environment Canada website, the entire province of Alberta is under a “special weather” statement. That means that 34 areas across the province, which basically means the whole province, are currently being told to watch for snow, flurries, and freezing temperatures.
The special weather statement states that an intense cold front will be taking over the entire province today and into the night. As the cold front passes, gusty winds and low temperatures are to be expected.
This will last into the night and as a result, Tuesday daytime highs will be near or below freezing.
This year’s weather has been whack. From getting an entire month's worth of rain in five days in B.C. to Snowtemper last month in Alberta, Mother Nature is punishing us.
The first day of winter isn’t officially until December 21, 2019, but it feels like it has already started. While we expected to get some snow this fall, we never thought we would see this much.
According to the longterm forecast written by the Farmer’s Almanac, November and December of this year are expected to be warmer than usual.
So maybe we just have to stick out these warnings for the next month or so and we are in the clear. Either way, no matter where you are in Alberta today, prepare for snow because apparently, it’s inevitable.
According to that statement, this cold air will result in heavy snow across parts of the province. The Rocky Mountains and the foothills regions could see the most significant snowfall by tonight and into Tuesday morning.
Along with the special weather statements, several areas of Alberta have been issued snowfall warnings.
These warnings are calling for 10 to 30 cm of snow accumulation. Snow will vary depending on region, but it is expected to accumulate throughout the day and into the night.
Snow will end by Tuesday afternoon but drivers are being warned to prepare for quickly changing travel conditions.
The following areas are under a snowfall warning:
- Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park
- Kananaskis - Canmore
- Nordegg - Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734
The best thing to do on days like today is to be prepared for the worst. Dress warm and only leave the house if it’s a must. Driving in these conditions can be dangerous so why not stay home and watch Netflix?