Gateway Gazette

Special Weather Statement for the Foothills

Special weather statement in effect for: Okotoks – High River – Claresholm

First significant snowfall of the season possible today.

A cold front is currently producing precipitation across Central Alberta current analysis suggests 5 centimetres of snow is possible for these regions. With warm temperatures on the weekend much of the snow will initially melt at the surface. Snowfall accumulations will vary based on temperature of the surface, snowfall rate and elevation.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

…..and closer to the mountains….

Snowfall warning in effect for:

Kananaskis I.D. near Highwood and Cataract Creek
Kananaskis I.D. near Kananaskis Village
M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake
M.D. of Bighorn near Ghost River Wilderness

The first significant snowfall of the season will occur today. General snowfall accumulations of 5 cm are expected by tonight, however, greater accumulations are possible in some areas. Snow will taper off this afternoon in Grande Cache, and this evening through the rest of the warning areas.

Snowfall amounts reported as of 10 am include:
Grande Cache…..15 cm
Whitecourt………. 8 cm
Grande Prairie….. 3 cm

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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.

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