Snowfall warnings in effect for parts of southern Alberta

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After basking in weeks of heat climate, southern Alberta residents could have to dig out their shovels this weekend as parts of the area might obtain as much as 25 centimetres in the primary vital snowfall of the season.

Environment Canada mentioned Saturday that as much as 15 centimetres collected in a single day in some areas, with one other 5 to 10 centimetres anticipated by Sunday morning.

“Heavy moist snow accumulating on timber with remaining foliage could break branches, which might consequence in energy disruptions,” the company mentioned.

Warnings had been issued for the next areas:

Snow on the bottom close to Okotoks earlier on Friday. After a heat autumn, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for parts of southern Alberta, together with Okotoks. (Linda McLean)

Environment Canada warned that folks ought to put together for shortly altering and deteriorating journey circumstances.

“Visibility could also be instantly diminished at occasions in heavy snow,” it mentioned. “Take frequent breaks and keep away from pressure when clearing snow.”

As of Saturday night time, the snowfall warning was lifted for Calgary, however remained in different areas.


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