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Calgary could see a month’s worth of snow in just over 24 hours

Calgary and southern Alberta under snowfall warning
Calgary and southern Alberta are bracing for a spring storm that could dump a month's worth of snow in a single day.

A snowfall warning issued for the city of Calgary on Sunday has ended, but the region could still see snow fall into Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada issued the warning Sunday afternoon for areas along the foothills, east to QE2 highway and north to Hinton and Grande Cache. Okotoks, High River, Pincher Creek, Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds and Sundre were also included in the warning, which ended shortly after 3 p.m.

More snow is expected in central and southern Alberta Monday.
More snow is expected in central and southern Alberta Monday. Global Calgary

The federal weather agency warned a Pacific disturbance was expected to move into Alberta Sunday night bringing heavy wet snow.

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Models suggested between 10 to 20 centimetres of snow was likely in areas off of the foothills, like Calgary, with heavier accumulations possible in higher elevations closer to the mountains.

Some weather models suggest up to 20 centimetres of snow is possible in Calgary by Monday night.
Some weather models suggest up to 20 centimetres of snow is possible in Calgary by Monday night. Global Calgary

With temperatures around 0 C late Sunday, freezing rain was forecast to precede the snow Monday morning, making roads and sidewalks icy.

Calgary typically sees 18.8 centimetres of snow in the month of April, making it the second snowiest month historically.

As of April 14, 2018 the city had officially recorded 16.1 centimetres.

An earlier tweet about the snowfall warning prompted some funny responses.

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Calgary got hit with more snow Monday morning.
Calgary got hit with more snow Monday morning. Doug Vaessen/Global News

According to Environment Canada’s website, light snow could continue through to Tuesday, with warmer weather and sun expected Wednesday.

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