May 2, 2024: Calgary Snowfall Warning and Detailed Weather Forecast

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Snowfall Warning

Calgary – WEATHER – The City of Calgary and west into Banff National Park is currently under a snowfall warning, with current observations from Calgary International Airport at 3:33 AM MDT showing light snow and chilly temperatures just below freezing at -0.1°C.

The weather conditions include a high humidity level of 99%, creating a dense, moist environment. Visibility is reduced to 3 kilometers in light snow, with wind speeds from the north at 17 km/h, feeling like -5°C due to the wind chill.

This weather system will impact highway travel along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The city is facing a long-duration snowfall event, expected to bring widespread accumulations of 10 to 20 cm by this evening, with the potential for total amounts of 30 to 50 cm near the foothills.

Some areas might experience a transition from rain to snow tonight, contributing to varied total snowfall amounts due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow.

The snow will continue into the afternoon, possibly mixed with rain, adding an additional 2 cm of snowfall. Winds will remain strong from the north, gusting up to 40 km/h, with a slight rise in temperature to a high of 4°C. The UV index remains low at 1.

Visibility and Safety

Visibility may be significantly reduced at times due to the heavy snowfall. Residents are advised to exercise caution while traveling and to prepare for sudden changes in weather conditions.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

Snow is expected to taper off to flurries by Thursday evening and conclude early Friday morning. Friday, May 3, promises clearer skies with sunny conditions and a pleasant high of 12°C. The wind will decrease in intensity throughout the evening, shifting from north to northwest.

The night will be clear with temperatures dropping to around zero.

The weekend outlook remains mostly sunny on Saturday, May 4, with a high of 13°C. However, night time will bring cloudy periods with a low of plus 3°C.

Sunday continues with cloudy skies and a steady high of 13°C, transitioning into a night with a 60 percent chance of showers and a low of plus 5°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With the ongoing snowfall and chilly conditions, residents should wear warm, layered clothing and waterproof outerwear. Ensure footwear is suitable for snow and slippery conditions. As the weather clears, lighter layers will be appropriate for the warmer, sunny days ahead.

Weather Trivia

Calgary’s weather is known for its unpredictability, often experiencing sudden shifts that can see temperatures swing dramatically within the same day, epitomizing the local saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.”

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