Snowfall Warning issued for city of Calgary on Wednesday morning

Nov 27 2019, 9:00 am

The snow outside might not seem too bad right now, but the true storm is apparently still to come.

Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning at 4:23 am on Wednesday, November 27, warning residents that they could see up to 15 to 25 cm accumulate throughout the city, and around 50 cm at higher elevations to the west of Calgary.

The warning will likely be in place all throughout Wednesday and into Thursday, as the government agency provided no guess as to when the snowfall would end — something that is usually included in these types of alerts.

Calgarians are, as always, urged to use caution while driving in the fresh snow.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow,” the warning states.

The regions of Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Kananaskis, Canmore, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm are all under similar warnings, while Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Lethbridge, Taber, and Milk River are all under even harsher Winter Storm Warnings.

The temperatures in Calgary aren’t expecting to get to above freezing anytime this week or next, so whatever snow falls is likely here to stay.