Ugh: Alberta hunkers down for September snowstorm
Winter conditions make an early appearance in Alberta
A snowstorm is blasting across Alberta and the capital region will not be spared.
The squall is expected to hit the city Wednesday night. Two to four centimetres of snow is expected overnight with an additional two to four centimetres Thursday.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for Grande Prairie, Grande Cache and Jasper, with up to 15 centimetres expected to fall.
The storm should taper off Wednesday evening in the Grande Prairie region.
Areas further south should see improvement on Thursday. While Jasper townsite is expected to see some snow, higher elevations and areas along the Icefields Parkway will get the worst of it.
While western Alberta got it first, special weather statements have also been issued for communities across the province.
- September snowstorm could dump 15 cm on parts of Alberta
- Summer snowstorm expected to hit western Alberta
From Jasper to Cold Lake and from Slave Lake to Fort Saskatchewan, between 10 and 15 centimetres of wet snow is expected to fall.
Happy first snow of the year! ❄️❄️❄️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#abstorm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gpab?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gpab</a> <a href="https://t.co/GekZ1iWRBj">pic.twitter.com/GekZ1iWRBj</a>—@_shewanders
Um it’s September why is there snow out <a href="https://t.co/TxaAHElkB8">pic.twitter.com/TxaAHElkB8</a>—@hannahpenney_
Feeling annoyed at the view this am- too early for snow! <a href="https://twitter.com/orangelid?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@orangelid</a> must be smiling today! <a href="https://twitter.com/FMPSD?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FMPSD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkConnollyCBC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkConnollyCBC</a> <a href="https://t.co/gbLLccHplz">pic.twitter.com/gbLLccHplz</a>—@Nancyba1
Welcome to Snow McMurray. <a href="https://t.co/Ma3ilEZUOn">pic.twitter.com/Ma3ilEZUOn</a>—@Liandreth
At 5:00am it's -2°C and a skiff of snow covering the yard; expected worse. 😃 Late summer in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PeaceCountry?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PeaceCountry</a> of northwest Alberta, Canada. ❄❄❄❄ <a href="https://t.co/xWn5rtQY9P">pic.twitter.com/xWn5rtQY9P</a>—@Twitridge