It might be clear skies and sunshine in downtown Calgary right now, but there’s apparently a storm on its way.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning at 10:22 am on Thursday, March 12, warning residents that they could see up to 15 to 25 cm accumulate throughout the city by this Sunday.
The warning will likely be in place all throughout the weekend, as the government agency stated that heavy snow will begin to fall on Friday and continue into Saturday.
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Calgarians are, as always, urged to use caution while driving in the fresh snow.
“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow,” the warning states.
The regions of Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Banff National Park, Nordegg, and Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734 are all under similar snowfall warnings, while Kananaskis, Canmore, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm have fallen under even harsher winter storm warnings.
Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, and Suffield are all under a winter storm watch from Environment Canada.
The temperatures in Calgary are expected to shoot up to around 9°C by Tuesday, so here’s hoping that all that snow will thaw away by the time spring has officially sprung.