Alberta Mirror

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Frosty rain alert declared for Edmonton province, sections of northern Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • Exceptional weather report for frosty rain danger in force in other provinces.
  • Environment Canada has declared a frosty rain alert for much of central Alberta. 

Central Alberta under alerts of freezing rain: 

Drivers in various sections of central Alberta should plan for a slick commute on Wednesday.

Environment Canada declared a wintry rain alert Tuesday evening for the Edmonton province, as well as other areas in central and northern Alberta.

“An area of freezing rain will continue to progress east,” states the alert from Environment Canada announced approximately at 11 p.m. “The freezing rain menace will end the later night for western Alberta and by early morning for areas near Edmonton. Source – cbc.ca

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Central and Northern Alberta under alerts for frosty rain

“Surfaces such as highways, roadways, walkways and parking lots may become cold and uncertain.” Source – cbc.ca

 The following areas are involved in the frosty rain alert: Source – cbc.ca

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
  • Drayton Valley – Devon – Rimbey – Pigeon Lake
  • Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky Lake
  • Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview
  • Leduc – Camrose – Wetaskiwin – Tofield
  • Peace River – Fairview – High Prairie – Manning
  • Spruce Grove – Morinville – Mayerthorpe – Evansburg
  • Slave Lake
  • Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca
  • Whitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan Hills

A specific weather report is also in force for Edmonton and other provinces for “mixed precipitation with a freezing rain risk.” That report covers regions further south like Calgary and Medicine Hat.  Source – cbc.ca

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