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Albertan Winter Isn't Going Quietly As Cold Snap And Massive Snow Storm Are On Their Way

Calgary won't be spared from the storm.
Albertan Winter Isn't Going Quietly As Cold Snap And Massive Snow Storm Are On Their Way

Albertans are sometimes proud of their snow, but a massive blizzard this late in winter is a bummer any way you see it. Environment Canada says a massive dump of snowfall near Calgary is coming so we better brace ourselves. The traffic's already getting chaotic and you might want to stay inside if you can.

On Thursday morning, March 12, Environment Canada told Southern Albertans to fasten down for a ton of snow.

The huge storm will hit Thursday afternoon, March 12, and won't let up until Saturday, March 14. While it's not the coldest Alberta's seen this winter, it's making up for it with a crazy amount of snowfall.

Environment Canada gave winter storm warnings to south Albertan regions including Kananaskis - Canmore and Okotoks - High River - Claresholm. That means these places could get up to 40 centimetres of snow by Saturday evening.

Other areas including Calgary have snowfall warnings forecasting 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by Friday morning.

"There is a good chance the biggest winter storm of the season will hit us this weekend," said Meteorologist David Spencer to CTV News.

Better dig out your winter coats while you're at it; the weather's expected to dip below zero in Calgary on Thursday, March 12, and keep sinking to around -19 C in Calgary on Saturday, March 14.

The winter's been all sorts of wacky this year, with the region just having weathered a crazy cold snap. It seems the weather just won't leave us be.

Environment Canada also said for people to brace for rapidly changing weather conditions and for visibility to suddenly disappear unpredictably.

Be careful on your commute this weekend, Albertans. The visibility is expected to be less than 400 metres in front of you in the blowing snow. Traffic's already slowing and we're not even in the thick of it yet.

At least Alberta's used to driving in the snow. Transit in places like Vancouver didn't stand a chance in the weather last winter.

Stay indoors if you can this weekend, Alberta. And make sure you keep your eye on Environment Canada's weather updates for more info.

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