Snowfall blanketing southern Alberta Monday. Lethbridge with 10-15 cm, Magrath 25-30 cm, and the Cypress Hills south of Medicine Hat with a dump of 50 cm of snow.
Monday's southern Alberta snow storm was quite the doozy. Environment Canada's Jesse Wager tells our radio station there were some impressive snowfall totals from this early blast of winter. She says Lethbridge received between 10 -15 cm of snow Monday, while south of the City, between 25 - 30 cm fell around Magrath. As significant as that is, it doesn't even compare to the dump of snow received in the southeast. The biggest snowfall was in the Cypress Hills at a whopping 50 cm and Wager says overall, it was quite the storm for many areas from Calgary south of the U.S. border and east to Saskatchewan. Winds were extremely strong as well with this storm. The highest gust was recorded northeast of Brooks on Monday clocked at 117 km/h near Patricia. Wrentham and One Four had gusts at 90 km/h. Lethbridge recorded a gust of 78 km/h during Monday afternoon's storm. - Pat Siedlecki