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Near-miss for southern Prairies as 40 cm of snow looms stateside

Friday, November 29th 2019, 7:43 pm - A near-miss for the southern Prairies this weekend with 40 cm of snow lurking just south of the border.

Some additional snow will fall across the eastern Prairies through Saturday, with special weather statements in place for an extended period of freezing drizzle in southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. That's as a major stateside system dumps up to 40 cm of snow and blizzard conditions for areas just south of the border. More on this near-miss for the southern Prairies, plus a look at where some difficult, slick travel could still exist into the weekend, below.

Visit our Complete Guide to Winter 2019/2020 for an in depth look at the Winter Forecast, tips to plan for it and a sneak peek at the spring season next year


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Another major storm across the central U.S. will clip the southern Prairies into the weekend
  • Threat for blowing snow, prolonged freezing drizzle on Saturday
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF SNOW ON SATURDAY

A potent Colorado low that will largely remain stateside this weekend will bring wintry conditions this weekend including snow and freezing drizzle.

The snow is expected to spread across the extreme southern Prairies through Saturday, though staying mainly south of Highway 1 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Although the snowfall amounts aren’t expected to be substantial, easterly winds gusting to 30-50 km/h will likely produce blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility on the roads into Saturday.

Environment Canada also issued special weather statements across southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba, with the threat for an extended period of freezing drizzle possibly lasting through much of the day on Saturday.

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Long periods of freezing drizzle can accumulate and make surfaces such as roads and sidewalks slippery and hazardous and extra caution should be taken when traveling on these surfaces.

Beyond, fair and milder weather is expected for the Prairies early next week. A clipper will then track across the region mid-week followed by colder weather just before the weekend.

Continue to check back for updates as we monitor this next storm track.

STARTLING: COMPARING THE STARK WEATHER DIFFERENCES WITHIN THE CITY OF CALGARY

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