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More heavy snow and frigid temperatures in the Prairies

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Digital writers

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:24 AM -

The official start to winter is still over a month away, but try telling that to residents across the Prairies.

A low pressure system pushing in from the west brought heavy snow to parts of central Alberta Monday night.

The wintry weather continued through Tuesday. By the afternoon, 9 cm had been recorded in Edmonton. Further east, in Flin Flon, 14 cm of snow had accumulated.

"Temperatures will also remain below seasonal throughout the Prairies on Tuesday and Wednesday as Arctic cold high pressure settles into the region," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "A good example of this cold front was in Waterton Park, Alberta where temperatures dropped from 4.4°C to -14°C in just one hour early Tuesday morning."

Dillon adds that windchill values of -20 to -30 are forecast through Wednesday morning.

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