A snowfall warning was issued for parts of west and central Alberta Friday night as Environment Canada said some areas could received up to 20 centimetres of the white stuff.
The weather agency issued the warnings at around 8:45 p.m.
“Heavy snowfall began in the mountain parks this afternoon,” Environment Canada said on its website. “Up to 20 cm can be expected by Saturday morning, while in the townsites of Banff and Jasper 5 to 10 cm is expected.
“Snow has begun to spread into western Alberta, including the northern portions of the Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg regions.”
According to the weather agency, snowfall accumulations were generally forecast to be between 10 to 15 cm by Saturday evening.
As of 9:45 p.m. On Friday, the following areas were under a snowfall warning:
Banff National Park
Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview
Hinton – Grande Cache
Jasper National Park
Nordegg – Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734
Rocky Mountain House – Caroline
Spruce Grove – Morinville – Mayerthorpe – Evansburg
Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca
Whitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan Hills
Watch below: Margeaux Morin has an update on snowfall warnings issued for parts of central and western Alberta on Friday.
Snowfall warnings are issued when snowfall accumulations of 10 cm or more are expected in 12 hours or less.
For the latest on Environment Canada’s weather warnings in Alberta, click here.
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