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Snowfall warning issued for southern Alberta and Saskatchewan


Conditions expected to improve Monday as system tracks further east
Conditions expected to improve Monday as system tracks further east

Staff writers

May 27, 2012 — Frost and snowfall warnings have been issued for parts of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Warnings and watches issued on Sunday
Warnings and watches issued on Sunday

While eastern Canada enjoys record-breaking warmth, parts of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are gearing up for another round of winter.

An intense low pressure system in central North Dakota has brought significant rain to parts of southern Saskatchewan. In Alberta, frost is expected to develop in the overnight hours as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.

Cypress Hills saw rain change over to snow Sunday morning. Between 20 and 30 cm are expected to fall in the area by the time all is said and done.

Travellers on highways 21, 13 and 271 through the Cypress Hills region are being warned to prepare for heavy snow and reduced visibility during the overnight hours.

"Snowfall warnings at this time of year aren't common, but they aren't unheard of, either," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "The system will be present in the area throughout the day Sunday, but it will slowly track east and pass through the region on Monday."

Visit the Alerts section to stay on top of weather watches and warnings across the country.


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