Snowfall warning calls for up to 15 cm in Edmonton

Jan 22 2020, 11:08 am

Although the next few days are still expected to see some sun, a snowfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Edmonton on Wednesday morning.

According to Environment Canada, the snowfall warning is for Edmonton, St. Albert, and  Sherwood Park. The weather agency says that 10 to 15 cm of snow expected.

Originally, Environment Canada predicted from two to four centimetres on Wednesday, but according to the warning, “a weather system has stalled near Edmonton, and is giving heavy snow.”

Five to 8 cm has fallen in a line from Leduc to Barrhead, and another 5 cm is expected by this afternoon.

The warning says that the band of snow will move slowly eastwards this afternoon, giving totals close to 10 cm.

Environment Canada is warning Edmontonians to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions, as the snow could make travel difficult and reduce visibility on the roads at times in heavy snow.

EPS is also advising drivers to slow down and drive to conditions in the snowy weather.