Watch above: A lot of snow and frigid temperatures, that’s what the people of Edmonton have been dealing with. So how are they embracing the season?
EDMONTON — Snow – and a lot of it – has fallen across Alberta over the past couple of days.
A snowfall warning ended Friday at 1 p.m. for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert, but continued to be in effect for many parts of the province. So just how much snow has accumulated on the ground?
Environment Canada released the following unofficial measurements, as of 9 a.m. Friday:
- Edmonton and area – 30-40 cm
- Beaumont – 26 cm
- Grande Cache – 20-40 cm
- Grande Prairie – 45 cm
- Fox Creek – 45 cm
- Mulhurst – 35 cm
- Westlock – 17 cm
- Whitecourt – 43 cm
- Condor – 17 cm
- Horburg – 20 cm
- Lake Louise – 37 cm
- St. Albert – 30 cm
- Kananaskis village – 49 cm
Here at Global Edmonton, we also did our own snow tracking. A ruler was placed outside the south Edmonton station at 10:39 a.m. There was 16.5 cm of snow on the ground at the time (first picture in the gallery below).
At 8:03 p.m., there was about 34.9 cm of snow (last picture in the gallery below).
Global Edmonton chief meteorologist Nicola Crosbie collected unofficial snowfall totals from viewers across the Capital Region Friday:
- Lymburn – 33 cm
- Fallis – 35 cm
- St. Albert – 23 cm
- Ardrossan – 18 cm
Friday afternoon, Crosbie said the maximum wind gusts were coming in at 32 km/h while the maximum wind chill registered at -33 degrees.
She said temperatures will be dropping to -27 degrees in Edmonton on Saturday morning. There will be a wind chill of close to -35 for the city at that time and around -40 for areas outside Edmonton.
“The Arctic air sticks around until Monday afternoon, when the cold air starts to shift,” Crosbie explained. “Temperatures will be back at -5 by Wednesday of next week.”
Watch below: Nicola Crosbie’s latest weather forecast
*NOTE: This article was originally posted on Nov. 27. It was updated on Nov. 28 to include snowfall amounts for Friday morning.
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