UPDATE: On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary and said there would be heavy snow moving into the city on Sunday. For the latest information on weather alerts in Calgary and across Alberta, click here.
Albertans are being warned as much as 70 centimetres of snow could fall this coming weekend after Environment Canada issued several snowfall and winter storm warnings on Friday afternoon.
Snowfall warnings were issued for:
- Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Foremost
- Lethbridge – Taber – Milk River
Winter storm warnings were issued for:
- Cardston – Fort McLeod – Magrath
- Crowsnest Pass – Pincher Creek – Waterton Lakes National Park
- Kananaskis – Canmore
- Okotoks – High River – Claresholm
“Most regions will see significant amounts of snowfall. Total accumulations will approach 40 to 50 cm by Monday morning with some localities reaching 70 cm,” Environment Canada said.
“The snowfall will taper off during the day Monday when the snow moves into Saskatchewan.”
The weather agency said residents in the areas should be prepared for potential power outages due to wet, heavy snow.
It also advised travel will be difficult as the snow is expected to accumulate quickly.
“Road closures are possible. Heavy snowfall accumulation may cause tree branches to break,” Environment Canada said.
WATCH: Alberta man takes advantage of snow on board snowmobile
Officials recommended postponing non-essential travel and to “prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”
Nearly the entire province was under some kind of weather statement as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, including frost advisories and special weather statements.
People are also encouraged to come up with an emergency plan and get an emergency kit that contains food, water, medicine, a first-aid kit and flashlight.
WATCH: Officials with the City of Calgary’s roads department say they are ready for the snow expected to fall the Sept. 27 weekend. Doug Vaessen has details.
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