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Arctic air settles in to the Prairies, heavy snow recorded

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    Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:12 PM -

    Cold enough for you?

    Residents across parts of Alberta are feeling winter's chill as temperatures plunge into the -20s and -30s. 

    Factor in the wind chill and it's feeling closer to -40. 

    A system that pushed into the region on Monday brought heavy snow to central parts of the province, with the City of Edmonton picking up 9 cm by Tuesday morning.

    The storm continued to move into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where snowfall warnings were issued for both provinces Tuesday.

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    Up to 20 cm of snow was reported across northern Manitoba with an additional 2-4 cm expected in places like Gillam and Shamattawa through Wednesday morning.

    "Blowing snow will be an issue in open areas with northerly gusts to 60 km/h expected," Environment Canada warns. "Churchill will see near-blizzard conditions today as strong northerly winds off Hudson Bay result in near-zero visibility at times."

    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?

    Meteorologist Doug 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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