Winter Storm Watch is effect for parts of Southwest Alberta

Beginning Friday , snow and cooler temps will hit most of Southern Alberta, improving by Monday


A Winter Storm WATCH has been issued for Claresholm, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Waterton, Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass areas

Environment Canada says that a long duration snowfall event starting the afternoon of Friday September 27 through Monday September 30 is anticipated for parts of southwestern Alberta as a moisture laden Pacific weather system tracks through the area.

There is still uncertainty around snowfall accumulations as warm surface temperatures will melt initial snowfall.

Current indications suggest that by Monday, total accumulations of 15 to 30 cm over portions of southwestern Alberta are possible.

For the extreme southwest corner of the province, higher terrain could see totals of over 50 cm by Monday.

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