MEDICINE HAT, ALTA- Winter is coming early to the Medicine Hat area.
According to a weather advisory issued by Environment Canada, a winter storm warning has been issued for a large chunk of eastern Alberta. Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
“Snowfall totals for parts of southeastern Alberta will exceed 20 cm by Monday evening with the highest amounts expected near the Cypress Hills,” reads the advisory.
“Snowfall amounts near Calgary will be closer to 10 cm.”
Strong winds are also part of the current weather system, with speeds of 60 km per hour gusting to 90 in the forecast. While they’re expected to reduce visibility, they should subside by the afternoon.
“Snow will taper off Monday afternoon through Drumheller, Calgary and Coronation and Monday night through the far south,” reads the advisory.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.”
The following areas are covered in the advisory.
City of Medicine Hat
Co. of Forty Mile near Bow Island and Whitla
Co. of Newell near Patricia
Co. of Newell near Tilley and Rolling Hills
Cypress Co. near Bowell and Redcliff
Cypress Co. near Bowmanton Schuler and Hilda
Cypress Co. near CFB Suffield
Cypress Co. near Dunmore and Woolchester
Cypress Co. near Irvine and Walsh
Cypress Co. near McNeill and Sandy Point District Park
Cypress Co. near Seven Persons
Cypress Co. near Suffield and Hwy 879
Cypress Co. near Tide Lake
S.A. 2 near Bindloss Empress and Social Plains
S.A. 2 near Buffalo and Cavendish
S.A. 2 near Iddesleigh and Dinosaur Prov. Park
S.A. 2 near Jenner and Atlee
Co. of Newell near Bassano
Co. of Newell near Brooks Rosemary and Duchess
Co. of Newell near Gem
Co. of Newell near Scandia and Kinbrook Island Prov. Park
M.D. of Foothills near Blackie
M.D. of Taber near Enchant
Rocky View Co. near Chestermere Dalroy and Dalemead
Siksika Res. 146
Vulcan Co. near Arrowwood Herronton and Queenstown
Vulcan Co. near Carmangay and Champion
Vulcan Co. near Lomond Travers and Little Bow Reservoirs
Vulcan Co. near Milo
Vulcan Co. near Vulcan and Ensign
Wheatland Co. near Hussar
Wheatland Co. near Standard and Gleichen
Wheatland Co. near Strathmore Lyalta and Carseland
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