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Another brush with winter in Alberta

Staff writers

October 11, 2012 — Parts of Alberta saw another round of wet snow on Wednesday and in some places, there was enough to build a snowman.

Snowfall totals
Snowfall totals

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement warning of a quick blast of winter in parts of Alberta on Wednesday.

A low pressure system that moved through the province brought cold arctic air and slushy snow to some places.

While places like Edmonton and Calgary only saw a light dusting, areas further north picked up closer to 10 centimetres. 

"By the early morning hours on Wednesday, the precipitation had already switched from rain to snow in places like Grand Prairie and Whitecourt," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "And the snow continued to fall for much of the day." 

Light flurries and frigid temperatures will continue through the morning hours on Thursday, which could leave roadways slippery for the commute. 

"But then conditions will improve through the weekend with some areas seeing sunshine and temperatures into the mid-teens," adds Dillon.  

It was just last week when wet snow fell across BC and Alberta. While the ground was too warm for any significant accumulations, the early snow was still enough to catch some people off guard.

Wondering what the rest of the fall season will bring to your area? Be sure to check the 2012 Fall Outlook.

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