Snowfall and Winter Storm Warnings for Southern Alberta

Snowfall Warning

CALGARY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the City of Calgary. Most of Southern Alberta is currently under weather advisories.

Not to startle Ontario readers, but for travelers heading west from Thunder Bay or Kenora toward southern Alberta, it is likely to become a factor.

Environment Canada says, “A Pacific weather system will continue to bring snow into southern Alberta tonight. The heavy snow will continue over the Calgary, Airdrie, and Drumheller regions and also impact portions of the Coronation region specifically, the corridor from Hanna to Oyen, along Highway 9. Snowfall totals for the area are expected to reach 15 to 25 cm with slightly higher totals near 30 to 35 cm possible over southern areas of Calgary. The snow is expected to taper off on Monday afternoon.”

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • City of Calgary

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

Just west of Calgary into the Canmore and Kananaskis regions, far more snow is expected. The weather service says, “Heavy snowfall will continue over southwestern Alberta overnight tonight. With a continued upslope flow, most regions will see significant amounts of snowfall. Total accumulations will approach 40 to 60 centimeters by Monday morning with extreme southwestern portions of Alberta possibly approaching 100 centimeters. The snowfall will taper off during the day Monday when the snow moves into Saskatchewan.

“Heavy wet snow may cause local power outages.”

While snow is often normal at higher elevations in Alberta at this time of the year, it is a little rarer that this kind of snowfall amounts are predicted in September.