Alerts for: Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca


3:01 PM MST Wednesday 26 November 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Athabasca Co. near Athabasca and Island Lake
  • Athabasca Co. near Boyle and Caslan
  • Athabasca Co. near Grassland and Atmore
  • Athabasca Co. near Rochester Colinton and Meanook
  • Co. of Barrhead near Barrhead and Lac la Nonne
  • Co. of Barrhead near Neerlandia Bloomsbury and Vega
  • Co. of Barrhead near Thunder Lake and Holmes Crossing
  • M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Chisholm and Cross Lake
  • Thorhild Co. near Newbrook and Long Lake Prov. Park
  • Westlock Co. near Larkspur Fawcett and Jarvie
  • Westlock Co. near Westlock and Clyde
  • Woodlands Co. near Fort Assiniboine Timeu and Topland

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

A major Pacific frontal system will bring heavy snowfall to parts of central Alberta starting tonight and continuing through Friday.

Snow over the Mountain Parks will become heavier late this afternoon. The snow will spread northward into the Grande Prairie region this evening and continue eastward toward the City of Edmonton by midnight and east-central Alberta overnight. Heavy snow will continue Thursday and Friday before the system moves into Saskatchewan.

Snowfall totals for this system, by the time Friday evening arrives, will likely be in the 15 to 30 cm range.

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 or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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