Snowfall, snow squall, storm and wind warnings

March 28, 2021: We haven’t had the traditional heavy snow that we usually receive in March, but Mother Nature is going to throw it all at us as March goes out like a lion. 

The above alerts are in effect for West Bragg Creek but there is also a snowfall warning for PLPP, Canmore, and Banff and a winter storm warning has been issued for the Lake Louise area. 

Lake Louise: “Heavy snowfall will continue today. Total snowfall accumulations will be variable with the highest amounts between 25 and 40 cm. Wind gusts in exposed areas will reach 90 km/h today resulting in poor visibility in blowing snow. Conditions will improve tonight as the winds ease and the snow begins to taper off.”

PLPP: “Snowfall, at times heavy, will begin tonight in southwest regions of Alberta. A total of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected before snow tapers off on Tuesday.” is predicting 22 cm for PLPP.

Saturday night tracksetting in PLPP included Whiskey Jack, Packers, Upper Pocaterra and Lower Lake. The following warning has been posted regarding the ice flow on Packers:

“The ice flow below the “ice flow” sign has surfaced and is across most of the width of the trail- use caution descending this area!  On Mar 27th, the ice flow was just beneath a very thin layer of snow.”

The temperature did not drop below zero during last night’s tracksetting. The Lower Lake temperature this morning is +1°C. 

At the Canmore Nordic Centre, the man-made snow trails were trackset overnight. 

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