Heavy snow blankets Alberta, Saskatchewan

Heavy snow blankets Alberta, Saskatchewan; Snowfall warnings in effect

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:17 PM – Snowfall warnings covered parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan Sunday as a low pressure system spread heavy snow over parts of the provinces.

The system began impacting Alberta Saturday before slowly moving into Saskatchwan Sunday. 

“The system spread snow across much of southern Alberta overnight and an additional 5 cm of snow is expected for most areas [Sunday],” Environment Canada said in a warning. “The exception is in eastern Alberta in the Coronation and Wainwright regions where 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible [Sunday].”

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In Alberta, conditions will gradually improve as the system pushes eastward throughout the evening.

In Saskatchewan, heavy snow is expected from Saskatoon and northward. 

“Although the precipitation is falling mainly as rain the Saskatoon area, as it moves north it is expected to change to heavy snow, affecting Spiritwood and surrounding communities,” says EC. “Near-zero visibility in heavy snow with accumulations up to 10 are possible [in the region by Sunday night.]”

Motorists are urged to use extra caution on the roads as rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some areas.

TUNE IN: Watch the Weather Network on TV for updates on this system, along with on-the-ground updates from Deb Matejicka. If it’s safe to do so, upload your pictures and videos here.

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