Heavy snow piles up in central Alberta, frigid temperatures gradually ease
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:35 AM -
The classic battle between fall and winter continues across Alberta, with winter maintaining an upper hand.
A frontal system in British Columbia moved into northwestern Alberta on Thursday, prompting snowfall warnings for parts of the region.
"General amounts of 10 to 20 cm of snow are expected, however heavy bands of snow are likely to develop, which may locally produce higher amounts of snow up to 30 cm," Environment Canada said in a statement.
The snowfall warning remained in place for the City of Edmonton early Friday, with an additional 5 cm of snow forecast.
"All snowfall warnings will likely end later this morning, as the system weakens," EC adds.
This latest blast of snow comes after frigid temperatures settled into the province on Wednesday.
Morning lows dipped to -30 in places like Edmonton, feeling closer to -40 with the wind chill.
Fortunately, these bone chilling conditions are expected to gradually ease through the weekend.
"The core of the Arctic air is sliding off to the east, bringing some relief from these frigid and extreme temperatures," says Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Will the temperature roller coaster continue into December?
Dramatic fluctuations in the weather are typical of autumn in Canada as we transition from summer to winter, but with less than two weeks to go until the start of December, will the temperature roller coaster continue?
Gillham has those answers in his latest Insider Insight.
Be sure to also check back next Monday, November 25 as we release the 2013/14 Winter Outlook.
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