If you haven’t pulled out your snow gear just yet, now is the time. Several snowfall warnings have been issued for Alberta and by the looks of it, some places will be getting hit hard. The snow in Alberta is expected to fall by the end of Tuesday, November 5, so be prepared for changing road conditions and chilly weather. And when we say chilly weather, we mean it.
It’s only November but Alberta has already seen enough snow for one winter. Earlier this fall, Alberta fell victim to "Snowtember", which brought a series of September snowstorms to the province.
Now, Environment Canada has issued more snowfall warnings in Alberta. According to these warnings, up to 25 cm of snow will be touching down in parts of the province by the end of Tuesday.
It’s not only Environment Canada that is calling for the snow. The Weather Network has also stated that a “long period of snowfall” will be headed to the prairies along with bone-chilling temperatures, in what they're calling an "arctic blast" of winter weather.
Six snowfall warnings issued for western Alberta by Environment Canada. These warnings are calling for up to 25 cm of snow to fall by the end of the day.
The warning states that a “fast-moving low-pressure system will make its way through west-central Alberta tonight, bringing significant snowfall amounts to the Rocky Mountain foothills.”
While the total amounts of snowfall will vary, accumulations will range from 10 to 25 cm with higher amounts possible for higher terrain.
Environment Canada is now warning drivers to use caution as visibility while driving could be reduced.
Snowfall warnings have been issued in the following areas:
Grande Prairie - Beaverlodge - Valleyview
Hinton - Grande Cache
Kananaskis - Canmore
Nordegg - Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734
Rocky Mountain House - Caroline
Whitecourt - Edson - Fox Creek - Swan Hills
Along with the snow, The Weather Network is calling for below seasonal weather in the prairies. Temperatures will be anywhere from 10 to 15 C below the seasonal average. In Calgary, for example, overnight lows will dip to -13 C. In Edmonton, -21 C cold is expected on Tuesday night.
The network is also calling for “numerous rounds of snow” in western Alberta.
“Frigid conditions will not be short-lived” and typical mid-winter temperatures are expected to occur for the first half of November, reports The Weather Network.
I guess the nice thing about this much snow and cold weather is that the skiing will be top-notch!