A major winter storm continues to impact the Prairies. There are blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, snowfall warnings, and freezing rain warnings in effect from southern Alberta through much of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In southern and eastern Alberta, snowfall amounts between 15 and 40 cm are expected. There will also be strong winds with gusts as high as 70 km/h. These strong winds will continue until sometime this afternoon.
Rain and snow began on Saturday morning and most areas have transitioned to snow in southern Saskatchewan. Heavy snow is possible across southwestern Saskatchewan. Snowfall totals as high as 20 to 50 cm are expected by Monday morning. The areas will also see strong winds with gusts up to 60 km/h, resulting in blizzard conditions.
Across eastern Saskatchewan, heavy snow, wind, and freezing rain are expected today. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected.
In Manitoba, ice pellets and freezing rain is expected with snow north of the Interlake Region. Ice accumulations from the freezing rain could exceed 5 mm.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be dangerous.
Snowfall forecast for Sunday and Sunday night
Calgary 1-3 cm
Saskatoon 25-35 cm
Regina 25-30 cm
Winnipeg 0 cm
In the United States, areas of rain, snow, gusty winds and cold temperatures are occurring across much of the West. Blizzard conditions and very heavy snow is expected in Montana.