Gateway Gazette

Snowfall warning still in effect for the Foothills

Today, 9 September
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High plus 3.

Tonight, 9 September
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Snow at times heavy beginning near midnight. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Low plus 1.

Wednesday, 10 September
Snow at times heavy and rain showers changing to a few rain showers in the afternoon and ending early in the evening then partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 10 cm. High plus 4.

Thursday, 11 September
Sunny. Low minus 4. High 12.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

M.D. of Foothills near Cayley
M.D. of Foothills near High River and Aldersyde
M.D. of Foothills near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton
M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
M.D. of Foothills near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T’ina Res.

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

Another round of snow is expected to develop over southwestern Alberta tonight as an upper disturbance moves in from British Columbia. Accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow are expected with the system, although local amounts over 20 centimetres are possible over higher terrain. The snowfall will taper off Wednesday afternoon as the system moves south out of the province.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

(Environment Canada)

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