Alerts for: Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville - Redwater - Smoky Lake

Warnings

4:31 AM MST Friday 28 November 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Co. of Minburn near Vegreville Inland and Warwick
  • Co. of Two Hills near Willingdon and Hairy Hill
  • Elk Island Nat. Park
  • Fort Saskatchewan and Nrn Strathcona Co.
  • Lamont Co. near Andrew and Wostok
  • Lamont Co. near Bruderheim Lamont and Peno Creek
  • Lamont Co. near Mundare Chipman and Ukrainian Village
  • Smoky Lake Co. near Smoky Lake and Waskatenau
  • Sturgeon Co. near Bon Accord Gibbons and Namao
  • Sturgeon Co. near Redwater
  • Thorhild Co. near Thorhild Opal and Radway

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

The Pacific weather system which brought large amounts of snow to central Alberta will begin to weaken and move further east today. Conditions have improved in the grande prairie region this morning and this trend will continue throughout the day. regions in the edmonton area will begin to improve this afternoon while areas further east will see snow taper off this evening. Storm totals in some areas will exceed 30 cm of snow. storm total summaries will be issued later today.

Brisk northerly winds will continue to generate drifting or blowing snow in open areas and along major highways today. Conditions will improve overnight as the wind diminishes.

Behind the system, frigid Arctic air will drop daytime highs well below normal for the weekend.

Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall in 12 hours or less.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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