28 April 2010

28th April 2010 - Wednesday

High: 5.0
Low: 0.2
Days we didn't see any sun: (35)
Days swept snow from drive (0)
Days shovelled snow from drive (14)

It was a cloudy and rainy day today and only +2 by mid morning. The rain turned into snow and and we had around 3inches on our drive to clear. Due to the snow being wet at this time of year, the road conditions were terrible and visibility was very poor.

There is currently Winter Storm Warning in place today for the M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton

Intermittent rain changing to snow by Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres by Thursday evening in most localities. This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions...Listen for updated statements.

An upper low pressure system will move across the Rockies into Southern Alberta today before moving slowly eastward along the Montana border. The storm will move into Saskatchewan by Thursday evening. Ahead of the low periods of rain have begun in many communities. As the low moves east the winds will shift to north to northwest 50 gusting to 70 km/h and the precipitation will change to snow over western and Southern Alberta. Snowfall amounts will generally be in the range of 10 to 20 centimetres, but elevation effects will enhance the snowfall to near 30 centimetres along portions of the southern foothills. Extremely poor visibilities can be expected at times with the strong winds and falling snow. Over the Red Deer..Drumheller..And Brooks regions the snowfall will be highest over western sections. Foothill areas to the west of Red Deer can also expect some snow but amounts look to be sub warning criteria at this time.

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