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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Snowfall warnings issued for large parts of the province; weather forecast shows disruption on Alberta

As snowstorms and wind warnings have been declared throughout areas of the province on Sunday, only about two centimetres of snow is anticipated to fall in Calgary where the weather warnings are not issued.

On Monday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada had declared snowfall warnings for Canmore and Banff National Park to the Grande Prairie region, and also of Edmonton and surrounding communities. Wind warnings had been issued for Okotoks and south to Lethbridge and the Crowsnest Pass area, with sturdy southwesterly winds threatening gusts as much as 110 km/h in a few areas.

Environment Canada stated online, “Wind gusts will weaken Sunday night but will intensify again later on Monday morning”.

The heavy snowfall in Banff National Park may get 10 to 30 cm of snow by Monday night time, with snowfall predicted to start Sunday night time.

According to RCMP, highway situations are extremely risky with snowfall and climate situations. Police are encouraging all to stay off the roads.

According to the snowfall warnings, Public Safety Canada encourages every person to make an emergency plan keep an emergency package with them that has water, food, medicine with a first aid kit and a flashlight.

Wintry climate statements had been additionally issued through Environment Canada for numerous central Alberta areas because of freezing rain, winds and snowfall. The regions close to Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House are anticipated to peer 5 to ten cm of snow, whilst a band of freezing rain is expected from Drayton Valley to Lloydminster.

Source: Calgary Herald

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