Southern Alberta receives significant snow


Southern Alberta received a taste of winter over the weekend. Snow began for most areas on Friday night and has since come to an end.


Snowfall amounts ranged from 15 cm to almost 50 cm.


Calgary received 19 cm on October 22, breaking the old record of 18 cm which fell in 1939. Records were kept in the area since 1881. From Friday night to Sunday morning, Calgary recorded a total of 23 cm.


Below is a list of snowfall totals as of 6:00 pm MDT on October 23. Snowfall totals are from Environment and Climate Change Canada and third-party websites.

  • Claresholm: 19 cm

  • Pincher Creek: 31 cm

  • Waterton: 36 cm

  • Beaver Mines: 42 cm

  • Pekisko: 45 cm

  • Cochrane Area: 15-22 cm

  • Calgary Area: 15-23 cm

  • Exshaw Area: 23 cm

  • Kananaskis Valley Area: 27 cm

  • Nanton Area: 33 cm

  • Pincher Creek Area: 39-48 cm

Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada