Severe Weather Bulletin issued by Environment Canada at 3:37 PM MST Thursday 10 January 2013. ——————————————————————— Watches/warnings in effect for southern Alberta… Snowfall warning for: Medicine Hat – Bow Island – Suffield Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Foremost Lethbridge – Taber – Milk River Cardston – Fort Macleod – Magrath crowsnest pass – Pincher creek – Waterton lakes Nat. Park. Heavy snowfall and localized blowing snow tonight.——————————————————————— ==Discussion== an intense low pressure system moving through Montana has spread heavy snowfall into southern Alberta today. Gusty north winds continue to reduce visibility in blowing snow in some areas. The gusty winds will diminish this evening. 5 to 13 centimetres of snow has fallen this afternoon through most of southern Alberta. An additional 10 centimetres can be expected in the eastern portions overnight, with only 5 to 10 centimetres expected west of lethbridge to the foothills. The heaviest snowfall is expected to be near the Cypress hills and closer to the Saskatchewan border. The snow is expected to taper off Friday morning.
The blizzard comes on “sneaky feet”,
with wind snow, ice, and sleet.
One more last run to gather in,
all the ingredients for the bin.
Shoveling the walk does not last,
we have to wait till the storm is past.
The freezer now full with filling meals, …
safe and warm is how it feels.
Now to cozy up the house with wondrous smells,
I am making bread so “all will be well”.
- Calgary weather watch upgraded to snowfall warning for Thursday, Friday (calgaryherald.com)
- City declares Friday parking ban to clear 15-cm blanket of snow (calgaryherald.com)
- Snowfall warnings blanket southern Alberta (cbc.ca)
- Gallery: Southern Alberta braces for snowy blast. Did you take a photo? (calgaryherald.com)