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Snow on the way for Southwest region

Snow on the way for Southwest region
By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Shootin’ the Breeze Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
December 6, 2023
December 6, 2023
If travel is in your plans for Thursday, you might just want to wait a day as a winter storm watch has been issued for Southwestern Alberta.
If travel is in your plans for Thursday, you might just want to wait a day as a winter storm watch has been issued for Southwestern Alberta.
IMAGE: Alberta 511
A screenshot of Highway 3 near Cowley at noon Wednesday. Conditions could be dramatically different come Thursday with a Winter Storm Watch in place for the southwest. Snowfall amounts are forecast for up to 25 cm along the foothills and 5-10 cm away from the mountains
IMAGE: Alberta 511
A screenshot of Highway 3 near Cowley at noon Wednesday. Conditions could be dramatically different come Thursday with a Winter Storm Watch in place for the southwest. Snowfall amounts are forecast for up to 25 cm along the foothills and 5-10 cm away from the mountains

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for much of southwest Alberta, beginning sometime overnight tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Wind gusts of 60 km/h and warm temperatures of +10 Wednesday will give way to snow and wind-chill temperatures closer to minus 6 Thursday.

Snowfall amounts range anywhere from 5-10 cm inland away from the mountain ranges to up to 25 cm along the foothills.

Snow is expected to taper off Thursday night ahead of a cooler, drier trend that begins Friday and continues through Tuesday of next week.

The winter storm watch covers the Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, and Cardston regions. As of noon, Wednesday, Lethbridge was not part of the advisory.

 

 

Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for much of southwest Alberta, beginning sometime overnight tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Wind gusts of 60 km/h and warm temperatures of +10 Wednesday will give way to snow and wind-chill temperatures closer to minus 6 Thursday.

Snowfall amounts range anywhere from 5-10 cm inland away from the mountain ranges to up to 25 cm along the foothills.

Snow is expected to taper off Thursday night ahead of a cooler, drier trend that begins Friday and continues through Tuesday of next week.

The winter storm watch covers the Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, and Cardston regions. As of noon, Wednesday, Lethbridge was not part of the advisory.

 

 

Wedding banquet view of wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.
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