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Winter Storm Drops Over 40 cm of Snow Across The Prairies


Photo taken near Bashaw, Alberta. Angie Mackenzie.

A powerful winter storm plowed through southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and portions of Manitoba over the weekend. The low-pressure system was centred over the northern U.S. and a trough over central Alberta brought heavy snow over the weekend.


The Prairies saw snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain, and gusty winds. The snow was the biggest problem where it was heavy at times.


In Saskatchewan, there were several accidents reported and there were a few power outages.

Tractor-trailer partially off the highway near Borden, Saskatchewan.

The following is a preliminary summary of weather event information received by Environment and Climate Change Canada as of 6:00 AM MST on November 8, 2020.


Earlier Story: Prairie Storm Update


Snowfall totals

  • Edmonton: 20-40 cm

  • Edmonton Blatchford: 21 cm

  • Edmonton International Airport: 15 cm

  • Sherwood Park: 25-30 cm

  • Camrose: 32 cm

  • Fort Saskatchewan: 25 cm

  • Leduc: 25 cm

  • Elk Island National Park: 25 cm

  • Devon: 21 cm

  • St. Albert: 9-19 cm

  • Atmore: 18 cm

  • Lacombe: 17 cm

  • Milk River: 15 cm

  • Vegreville: 14 cm

  • Ranfurly: 14 cm

  • Stony Plain: 12 cm

  • Gibbons: 12 cm

  • Mundare: 11 cm

  • Onefour: 11 cm

  • Lac La Biche: 9 cm

  • Lloydminster: 8 cm

  • Stony Plain: 8 cm

  • Cold Lake: 8 cm

  • Wainwright: 7 cm

  • Coronation: 7 cm

  • Brooks: 7 cm


Wind speeds

  • Ardenville: 102 km/h

  • Barons: 85 km/h

  • Bassano: 81 km/h

  • Carway: 81 km/h

  • Fort MacLeod: 80 km/h

  • Gleichen: 80 km/h

  • Mossleigh: 83 km/h

  • Travers: 83 km/h

  • Neir: 80 km/h

  • Champion: 85 km/h

  • Enchant: 83 km/h

  • Barnwell: 80 km/h

  • Del Bonita: 87 km/h

  • Blood Tribe: 83 km/h

  • Stavelu: 89 km/h

  • Milk River: 81 km/h

Based on ECCC Data



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