Heavy snowfall for Alberta – Video

It’s May long weekend, so this must be SNOW! – Up to 25 cm (10 inches) of snow for parts of the province.

Friday, May 20, 2016. – “Heavy snow mixed with rain will begin to taper off early this afternoon,” says Environment Canada in a snowfall warning issued for parts of northwestern Ontario.

Drivers are being warned to adjust travel plans based on the changing road conditions as rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

Up to 25 cm of snow is possible in the hardest hit places through Friday.

Even though desperate for precipitation, residents say they weren’t quite prepared for this wintry blast.

Impressive photos:

It’s May long weekend, so this must be SNOW!

Victoria Day weekend starts, naturally, with heavy snowfall warnings for much of west-central Alberta. May 20, 2016

At 10:22 a.m., Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for many, many locations.

Heavy snow conditions are affecting townships and range roads in many areas, according to the alert, issued at 10:45 a.m. Friday. “Fallen branches or wires can create dangerous conditions and may cause power outages.”

Total amounts of snowfall in some areas could reach 15 to 25 cm.
Merry Christmas in May from Grande Prairie.


Chris Lane, who works for CBC in Saskatchewan, posted this cheery photo on Twitter this morning. “I’m on my way home to Grande Prairie today and my dad (Mike Lane) sent me this photo. This is the scene that’s kicking off May long weekend up there! Location is our farmyard near Wanham, AB. ” (Mike Lane)


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3 thoughts on “Heavy snowfall for Alberta – Video”

  1. I live in Hamilton, Ont. Next week’s forecast is up in the higher 20 deg. C range. And with the hot weather comes the traditional Great Lakes area humidity always factored in with the temperature. And even more deadly is that along with this, the pollutants, i.e. sulphur dioxide brings on respiratory and heart problems for many. I actually prefer cold dry weather that prevails in Alberta winters and I don’t even mind the snow! lol

    • Sulphur Dioxide SO2 ? This “pollutant” as you’re calling it only comes from volcano’s erupting. Where in Ontario is there an active volcano ? If there is indeed a real SO2 Sulphur Dioxide problem in Ontario then there must be volcanic vents situated above magma chambers related to potential super volcano’s that the science of geology still has not yet confirmed. My theory is that these super volcano’s are absolutely everywhere and therefore the SO2 you’re reporting is probably very real. Thank you for telling us about it.

  2. The snowstorm paralyzed the traffic in northern Xinjiang (video) yesterday 16:25
    Powerful snowstorm on Tuesday, May 17 struck the mountainous Altai Region in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, paralyzing traffic, according to CCTV channel.
    Snowstorm along the Altai mountain range snow-covered 26-kilometer section of the highway. Snow cover at the checkpoint on the border between China and Mongolia amounted to more than two meters.
    Snowfall had stopped on Thursday late evening. Local authorities immediately sent a detachment of emergency response and excavators to clear the affected sections of the road from snow and ice.
    Published on May 20, 2016
    Traffic along the provincial highway to northern Xinjiang has come to a standstill for three days now after a massive snowstorm has pounded the mountainous Altay region in the autonomous region in northwest China.

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