Alberta Mirror

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Hefty snowfall, strong winds were anticipated as winter storm alerts were announced for Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • Almost 60 centimetres of snow is anticipated in several zones. 
  • Winds and snow are anticipated to result in tough driving situations over Alberta Monday and Tuesday. 

Snowfall and winds expected in Alberta: 

Albertans are refreshing for snow and wind as a strong storm starts to wipe over the region. 

Snowfall, winter storm and wind alerts and special climate statements have been declared for groups over the region, stretching from Slave Lake to Waterton National Park. 

Between 10 and 60 centimetres of snow is anticipated to fall in several zones before the storm narrows off Tuesday night. 

Environment Canada is alerting drivers to get ready for blowing snow, strong wind blusters and lowered visibility on lanes and highways. 

Hefty snowfalls and strong winds are anticipated to lash between Alberta Monday and Tuesday. 

The Rockies are getting the toughest strike. Amid Highway 93 close to Jasper and Banff, almost 60 cm of snow is anticipated by Tuesday morning and drivers are being requested to consider delaying non-essential travel till situations upgrades. 

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Cold Rains, Air Pollution: 

In Zones over northeastern Alberta, almost 30 cm of snow is anticipated to fall. 

In Bonnyville, St. Paul, Cold Lake and Lac La Biche, a special air quality statement was declared as the storm produces still climate patterns. 

Individuals with breathing issues are being guided to ignore outdoor activities till situations improve. 

“Stagnant weather conditions under a ridge of high pressure are resulting in pollutants at the surface to construct up with time,” reads the statement. Source – cbc.ca

“People may experience symptoms such as surged coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.”  Source – cbc.ca

“The poor air quality will improve today as the winds raise throughout the day granting the pollutants to disperse.”  Source – cbc.ca

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