Winter Storm Warnings are now in effect for all of southern Alberta as a powerful system moves into the region from BC.
It's shaping up to be potentialy the worst snow storm of this winter season so far across southern Alberta. Environment Canada's Dan Kulak says we could see in excess of 25 cm of snow across the southwest between Wednesday night and Friday. He says this same system has already dumped nearly 60 cm of snow across some parts of BC. A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued for all of southern Alberta, with near white out conditions expected in heavy snow. The following is the warning bulletin from Environment Canada:
Significant amounts of snow, with total amounts of 25 to 35 cm is expected. An area of heavy snow has formed over central Alberta and the mountain parks this morning. This area of heavy snow will continue to intensify and move southward through the day today. Heavy snow will continue through Wednesday night and most of the day Thursday before beginning to gradually taper off Thursday evening. In the mountain parks and along the foothills snowfall accumulations may reach as high as 50 cm in a few localities, especially over higher terrain.