Environment Canada lifts winter storm warning for Calgary

Click to play video: 'Jordan Witzel steps outside to see how cold Calgary is'
Jordan Witzel steps outside to see how cold Calgary is
WATCH: Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Calgary. Jordan Witzel decided to step outside to see just how windy and snowy it was getting – Oct 2, 2017

Environment Canada lifted a winter storm warning late Monday afternoon that had been in place for Calgary.

The warning was first issued Sunday morning as the weather agency cautioned that hazardous winter conditions were expected.

The warning was issued in light of a low pressure system that was expected to bring snow to portions of the province on Monday. According to Environment Canada, snowfall totals for parts of southeastern Alberta were expected to reach over 20 centimetres by Monday night, with the highest amounts expected near the Cypress Hills.

In Calgary, Global News meteorologist Jordan Witzel said snowfall amounts were expected to reach up to 10 centimetres on Monday, with wind gusts reaching up to 60 km/h throughout the evening.

READ MORE: Calgary roads: city crews clear snow from streets amid wintry weather

Environment Canada warned these strong winds would combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in some areas.

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“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”

The snow was expected to taper off Monday afternoon, with a mainly sunny Tuesday in the forecast and an anticipated high of 6 C.

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