CALGARY – WEATHER – It might be the last weekend of April, and yet across southern Alberta, storm warnings and winter storm warnings are out.
In the higher elevations west of Calgary as much as 30 cm of the white stuff could fall. Sunshine Village is reporting 2 cm of fresh snow this morning with more on the way.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- City of Calgary
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
A spring storm is developing over central Alberta today and will bring snow and blowing snow into southern Alberta this evening.
Ahead of the system, showers with scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon. However, as the cold front drops rapidly southward late this afternoon and evening, showers will quickly change to heavy snow. As well, behind the cold front, strong northerly winds will gust as high as 90 km/h reducing visibilities in blowing snow and producing local whiteout conditions, especially in places such as the highway 2 corridor.
Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected with higher amounts near 30 cm possible along the foothills and in the southeast over the Cypress Hills. Heavy snow will taper off overnight and Sunday morning.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.