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Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Wood Buffalo

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Mother Nature could be throwing one more winter storm at us before spring-like weather officially hits.

Environment Canada has upgraded the winter storm watch to a warning for the following communities:

  • Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred and Grist Lakes
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort MacKay and Wallace Creek
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort McMurray and Anzac
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Gipsy Lake and Whitemud Falls
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Grand Rapids Wildland Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Janvier South and Conklin
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Mariana Lake
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Stony Mtn Prov. Park and Engstrom Lake

Environment Canada says a major spring storm is forecasted to bring as much as 25 cm of snow to east-central Alberta on Friday.

According to the weather agency, an intense low-pressure system developing over Montana on Thursday will spread heavy snow into Bonnyville and southern parts of the Fort McMurray region Thursday night. They add intense snowfall rates, combined with strong easterly winds, will also produce low visibilities in snow and blowing snow on Friday.

Heavy snow and blowing snow is expected to continue Friday night and taper off on Saturday morning. Environment Canada says total amounts of 25 cm are likely by the time the snow ends.

The snow could make travel difficult over some locations. For up to date for condition visit Alberta 511.


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