03 December 2009

3rd December 2009 - Thursday

High: -2.5
Low: -21.0
Days we didn't see any sun: (4)
Days swept snow from drive (0)
Days shovelled snow from drive (0)

It was a bright a crisp and cloudless start to the day, but very cold. It was -22 at 8.30am. There was a bit of very light fog on the drive to work this morning but by 9.15am it was clear blue sky and sunshine.

The following Winter storm warning has been issued for tomorrow.
Okotoks, High River & Claresholm

An Arctic cold front will sweep southeastward across Southern Alberta Friday bringing snow blowing snow and strong winds. This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions...Listen for updated statements.

An Arctic cold front will sweep rapidly southeastward across Southern Alberta through the day on Friday. This front will be accompanied by snow, strong winds and blowing snow. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 centimetres can be expected in many regions by midnight Friday. The front will also be accompanied by strong north to northwest winds resulting in widespread blowing snow and near zero visibilities. These reduced visibilities will be most pronounced in exposed and rural areas. The winds will slowly begin to ease overnight Friday.

In the wake of this cold front much cooler air will settle over the province on Saturday.

This winter storm can produce poor travelling conditions. Persons in or near these areas should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and listen for updated warnings.

Over the southwest strong west winds will develop through some mountain passes and adjacent valleys this evening. These winds will persist into Friday morning before easing below warning levels.

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