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Jasper, AB

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Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 4:25 a.m. MST Thursday 27 November 2014
Summary

Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A major Pacific frontal system will continue to bring snow, heavy at times to most of southwestern alberta for the next couple of days. snow began falling in earnest over most of western Alberta overnight. As the system moves slowly eastward the main area of snowfall will gradually move south along the BC alberta border and the foothills. snow will begin to taper off from the north on Friday and will exit southern areas on Saturday. Over Kananaskis Country and the Pincher Creek region, the heavy snow won't begin until Friday, but it will last 24 to 36 hours as well. Storm total snowfall amounts will likely be in the 30 to 50 cm range however some areas may see up to 75 cm of snow. Areas expected to be hardest-hit include Grande Cache and the Icefields Parkway, as well as far southwestern Alberta including Pincher Creek. Behind the system, frigid Arctic air will drop daytime highs well below normal for the weekend. Winter storm warnings are issued when 25 cm of snow or more are expected to fall in 24 hours or less.

Details

Travel is not recommended. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Road closures are likely. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Poor weather conditions are likely to contribute to long-lasting transportation delays. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.



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