Blowing snow, freezing rain risk for Alberta, Saskatchewan

Blowing snow, freezing rain risk for Alberta, Saskatchewan

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Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:20 PM – Travel conditions could get a little tricky across Alberta and Saskatchewan over the next couple of days.

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A low pressure system developing Friday afternoon will bring up to 10 of snow to Alberta, with a risk of freezing rain to Edmonton and west. 

“Edmonton could see some ice pellets Friday afternoon before transitioning to steadier snow later at night and into Saturday,” Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton explains. 

“Calgary will be spared for the most part, but could see some flurries pre-dawn Saturday.”

Up to 10 cm of snow is expected across parts of the province, while heavier amounts are forecast for parts of Saskatchewan.

A winter storm watch is in effect for parts of Saskatchewan as the system is expected to bring gusty conditions and up to 15 cm of snow to parts of the province. 

“Snow will track into the province beginning Saturday morning,” says Environment Canada in a weather statement. “Along with the snow will be brisk southeast winds. 

“Snowfall accumulations will be near 10 cm in many localities but may exceed 15 cm in others. Also the brisk winds will give rise to blowing snow which when combined with the falling snow may make for poor visibility.”

Residents are urged to use extra caution and to check road conditions before heading out.

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