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Winter isn't done across the Prairie Provinces

Messy weather is on the way to all three Prairie provinces.


Precipitation will start as rain before changing to snow across southern areas of the province. The transition from rain to snow will begin this evening north of the Calgary area, and overnight near Calgary. Regions closer to the Saskatchewan and American borders will see rain for a longer duration before eventually switching to snow on Tuesday. With temperatures hovering just above zero degrees Celsius, precipitation type as well as snowfall accumulations will vary greatly.

There remains uncertainty as to how much snowfall will accumulate, though amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible by Wednesday morning in some locations. 10 to 20 cm is expected in the Banff National Park and Lake Louise.


There is the potential for both significant rainfall and snowfall amounts. 15 to 25 cm of snow is possible, along with rainfall amounts nearing 20 to 30 mm. The highest rainfall amounts will be south of Southend.


Precipitation will begin on Tuesday morning and continue through Thursday. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain on Tuesday and transition to snow for most areas on Wednesday. After this transition, the snow will continue until late Thursday.

There is the potential for both significant rainfall and snowfall amounts with 30 to 50 mm of total precipitation expected for the three day period. While there is growing certainty as to an overall area of these higher amounts, it is less certain when rain will give way to accumulating snow. This will greatly impact individual rainfall and snowfall amounts.

Current indications show more northerly communities such as Lynn Lake and Thompson are more likely to receive mainly snow, while further south toward The Pas and Norway House much of the precipitation will fall as rain.


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