Calgary under snowfall warning as of Tuesday morning

Nov 19 2019, 4:13 pm

It won’t come as much of a surprise for anyone who has looked out of their window this morning, but Calgary has fallen under an Environment Canada snowfall warning.

The government agency issued the official warning at 5:28 am on Tuesday, November 19, warning residents that they could see up to 10 to 15 cm accumulate before all is said and done.

The warning will likely be in place all throughout Tuesday, as the snows are not expected to taper off until Wednesday morning “as the system moves into Saskatchewan.”

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

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance,” the warning states.

The regions of Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm are all under similar warnings.

The temperatures are expected to go up to highs of around 6°C later this week for Calgary, so here’s hoping that we’re looking at a quick thaw to this most recent covering.

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