After several weeks of moderate temperatures, much of Alberta has been hammered by a whollop from winter. Creating white-out conditions in many parts of the province, closing highways in the process and making those which stayed open impassable. The snow has covered the province with a thick blanket, ahead of what looks like a very chilly week ahead with the high for most days being in the negative teens.
The numbers straight from Environment Canada:
Weather summary for Southern Alberta issued by Environment Canada at
5:29 P.M. MST Monday 2 December 2013.
An intense winter storm continues to affect much of southern
And Central Alberta. The storm began in Northwestern Alberta
On Sunday morning bringing with it heavy snow and tracked to
The southeast affecting most of the province. Blizzard conditions
have been observed throughout much of Central and Southern Alberta.
The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment Canada. Note that this storm is still ongoing in many
parts of the province and that reliable accumulations are difficult
to obtain in heavy blowing snow. Amounts will be adjusted
accordingly as more snowfall reports are received.
Location snow accumulation (in centimetres)
Rainbow Lake 15
Peace River 10
Spirit River 26
Grande Prairie 16
Spruce Grove 12
Red Deer 20
Kananaskis village 10
Pincher Creek 40
Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.
Some of the weather chatter coming from around the province, for more check out our Weather/Storm page by clicking here. Also follow the tweeters who tweeted these great pictures!
— Prairie StormChasers (@PrairieChasers) December 2, 2013
— Jason Van Dellen (@van_dellen) December 2, 2013
— Kyle Cleary (@Wx_Ninja) December 2, 2013
— Matt Johnson (@MesocyclonicWX) December 2, 2013