20-Degree Temperature Fall, Strong Wind And Snow Likely In Regions of Alberta
A significant drop in temperature approaching
A lot of areas were dropped from a province-wide special weather statement issued Sunday, but Albertans were still being recommended to get ready for unseasonably cold temperatures, strong north winds, and snow. The daytime highs through areas of Alberta on Tuesday could be 20 degrees colder as compared to the highs on Monday.
As many as ten to twenty centimeters of snow were anticipated in regions such as Lake Louise national park and Banff, with Environment Canada warning that road and travel circumstances could be impacted.
In the statement issued Sunday afternoon, Environment Canada explained a low-pressure system was rising in the Yukon Sunday night and was likely to take the first step into Alberta Monday. A strong cold front is predicted to come in behind the low, bringing breezy north winds up to 50 km/h, which will quickly drop temperatures initially in the northern portion of the province prior to moving into southwestern Alberta Tuesday.
Models suggest, by Wednesday night, Calgary could experience as much as 9 cm of snow, whereas regions such as Edmonton are supposed to keep away from any noteworthy buildup.
Snowfall warning for western Alberta
Warning for snowfall was issued for the Rocky Mountains and Foothills regions of western Alberta, including the regions around Rocky Mountain House, Kananaskis, Jasper, and Banff. Overall, snowfall with total amounts of ten to thirty centimeters is estimated, the weather agency updated on Monday morning, adding the greatest amounts will be over higher elevations.
With the strong wind, rain, and then snow, visibility will likely be a concern – particularly in those higher regions and along the foothills. Road circumstances in Calgary and through the southwest corner of Alberta could be a worry for the Tuesday morning commute, as the system is anticipated to move into those regions during the night.
The snow will most likely end by Tuesday afternoon. Do not miss to keep yourself updated with the latest weather watches and warnings to be issued by Environment Canada.
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