Environment Canada warning of up to 10 cm of snowfall for Calgary

Oct 8 2019, 8:19 am

In case you haven’t looked out your window this morning — the snow is back.

A significant layer of the white stuff has blanketed the city as of Tuesday morning, with light flakes continuing build up on lawns and houses.

Wet roads in parts of the city appear to be safe from the small flakes accumulating (at least for now), though Environment Canada has issued a warning that more snowfall may be on its way.

Just before 7 am on Tuesday, Environment Canada officially issued a snowfall warning for the City of Calgary, as well as a number of other southwestern Alberta regions including Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Banff National Park, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Crowsnest Pass, Mincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis, Canmore, Nordegg, Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm.

Calgary’s own snowfall warning states that the city can expect around 10 cm, though “because of the instability along this cold front, this snowfall warning may need to be expanded.”

Higher elevations throughout the affected regions may see up to 25 cm of snowfall by the time all is said and done.

Calgarians are reminded to look out for quickly deteriorating road conditions and to proceed with extra caution as the snow coats the city’s roads, walkways, and parking lots.