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Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 01, 2017 4:13 pm 10,622

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the city of Calgary.

Up to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall over tonight and through tomorrow, with some 20 cm forecast to land in southeastern Alberta.

According to the winter storm warning, heavy heavy winds and snow are expected tomorrow as well, with the snow expected to taper of on Monday afternoon.

A high of 12°C with sun is currently being forecast for Tuesday.

Just a quick reminder – it’s October 1. Get ready for a long winter, Calgary…

Winter Storm Warning

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A low pressure system is bringing rainfall to portions of the province, which will quickly change over to snow tonight. Snowfall totals for parts of southeastern Alberta will exceed 20 cm by Monday evening with the highest amounts expected near the Cypress Hills. Snowfall amounts near Calgary will be closer to 10 cm.

As the low tracks into southeastern Saskatchewan tonight, strong winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h are expected to develop. These strong winds will combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in some areas. The strongest winds are expected to subside on Monday afternoon.

Snow will taper off Monday afternoon through Drumheller, Calgary and Coronation and Monday night through the far south.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

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