Time to start mentally prepping yourself for more snow, Alberta. According to the experts at Environment Canada, an intense snowstorm is in the forecast this Friday, November 8. While not every region will be hit by the approaching Alberta snowstorm, a large portion of the province will.

Winter in Alberta came early this year and it shows no signs of slowing down. I don’t know what we did to deserve this, but Mother Nature is clearly trying to punish us with some bad karma.

On Friday moring, 14 different winter storm-related weather warnings were issued for Alberta. These range from large amounts of snowfall, freezing rain, wind and general winter storm elements. 

Of those 14 places, the city of Edmonton was lucky enough to find itself on the list. If you happen to be living in Edmonton, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but at least you are ready for it. 

Friday's conditions are not going to be ideal in several different parts of the province. Prepare for icy road conditions on roads and highways. 

According to Environment Canada, Edmonton was issued a snowfall warning. The warning states that anywhere from 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected to hit on November 8. 

The snow is anticipated to start early Friday evening and continue all the way through to Saturday. 

Environment Canada has stated that total snowfall amounts of 20 cm are expected in western regions near Spruce Grove, Barrhead, and High Prairie. Around 10 cm is expected in the east, including Edmonton.

By Sunday morning, snow will be tapering off, but if history repeats itself, then it won't be gone for long. 

Environment Canada has stated that rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult and visibility may become suddenly reduced. 

Along with Edmonton, there are 13 other alerts. Five locations are calling for freezing rain, two for snowfall, four for winter storms, and two areas have wind warnings. Up to 40 cm of snow is expected in some regions.

Freezing rain warnings are in effect for the following locations, calling for slippery and icy highways.

  • Bonnyville - St. Paul - Cold Lake - Lac La Biche

  • Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville - Redwater - Smoky Lake

  • Lloydminster - Wainwright - Vermilion - Provost

  • Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca

 

Areas with wind warnings are being told to be aware of damaging winds that could destroy windows and roof shingles. 

Here's a complete list of regions under Environment Canada weather warnings and the conditions they can expect:

  • Crowsnest Pass - Pincher Creek - Waterton Lakes Nat. Park: Wind 

  • Drayton Valley - Devon - Rimbey - Pigeon Lake: Snowfall

  • Grande Prairie - Beaverlodge - Valleyview: Winter storm

  • Hinton - Grande Cache: Winter storm

  • Kananaskis - Canmore: Wind

  • Peace River - Fairview - High Prairie - Manning: Winter storm 

  • Slave Lake: Freezing rain and snowfall

  • Spruce Grove - Morinville - Mayerthorpe - Evansburg: Snowfall

  • Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca: Freezing rain and snowfall

  • Whitecourt - Edson - Fox Creek - Swan Hills: Winter storm 

Worst case, you can just cancel everything you have planned and stay home. Who doesn't love a snow day?


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