Alberta Peace could see 20 to 30 cm of snow by weekend

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Hythe and Sexsmith.  The storm could bring anywhere from 20 to 30 cm of snowfall in those regions by Saturday morning.

The warning says the snow will start Thursday evening and continue into Saturday morning.  The heavy snow is expected to push southward Friday likely requiring the snowfall warnings to be expanded.

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Snow is expected in the B.C. Peace, but our region could see only up to 8 cm by Friday night.  The snow should also start in the B.C. Peace Thursday evening and continue into Friday.  The temperatures will remain cool with wind chill values of minus 33 Thursday night and minus 38 on Friday night.

Here is the full weather warning from Environment Canada:

Issued at 2018-02-01 22:33 UTC by Environment Canada:
Snowfall warning issued for:
Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt, Alta. (077111)
Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace, Alta. (077112)
Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley, Alta. (077113)

Current details:
A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

Heavy snow will develop tonight over parts of western Alberta. Snow will persist through the day Friday before tapering off Saturday morning.

The heavy snow is expected to push southward Friday likely requiring the snowfall warnings to be expanded.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

More details on the alert are available here.

The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.htm

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