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Storm Central

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THURSDAY (SEPT. 11TH)
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WEATHER UPDATE -  THE WET SNOW THIS WEEK HAS CAUSED LOTS OF TROUBLE WITH ALBERTA'S POWER SUPPLY.
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, CREWS WERE KEPT BUSY FIXING AN OUTAGE NORTHWEST OF INNISFAIL WHERE 12 HUNDRED CUSTOMERS WERE IN THE DARK THANKS TO A DOWNED TREE ON A POWER LINE.
IN CALGARY, ABOUT 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY YESTERDAY (WED) AS CALGARY OPENED IT'S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE TO CO-ORDINATE IT'S RESPONSE TO THIS WEEKS STORM.
THE CALGARY REGION AND THE FOOTHILLS RECEIVED BETWEEN 20 AND 40 CM OF SNOW THIS WEEK, THE RED DEER REGION GOT ABOUT 10 CM IN TOTAL.   THERE IS A FROST IN PLACE MANY AREAS THIS MORNING (THURS) WITH SEVERAL RECORD LOWS BEING HIT ACROSS CENTRAL ALBERTA OVERNIGHT.
THE GOOD NEWS IS, THERE'S WARMER WEATHER ON THE WAY, WITH A HIGH OF 12 TODAY (THURS) AND HIGHS IN THE 20'S NEXT WEEK.
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 POWER OUT - THE WEATHER IS CREATING SOME ISSUES ON WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN THE SPRUCEVIEW AREA AND SOUTH OF SYLVAN LAKE.
 
 BUSES CANCELLED -  IN CHINOOK'S EDGE SCHOOL DIVISION, ALL BUSES TO CREMONA SCHOOL AND HORIZON SCHOOL ARE CANCELLED TODAY, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 BECAUSE OF THE SNOW. CREMONA SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TODAY. ALL OTHER SCHOOLS IN CHINOOK'S EDGE SCHOOL DIVISION  ARE OPEN TODAY.

WEDNESDAY WEATHER ADVISORY (SEPT. 10)
 
*THERE'S A SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT AGAIN FOR MANY AREAS THIS MORNING, INCLUDING THE OLDS--DIDSBURY-SUNDRE-NORDEGG AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CALGARY REGION SOUTH TO THE CROWSNESS PASS AND OVER TO THE BANFF AND KANANASKIS AREA*   WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 CM EXPECTED IN THOSE AREAS.
FOR THE RED DEER REGION... ABOUT 2 CM OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TODAY, TO END AT NOON, THEN TURN TO SHOWERS.
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A WIDESPREAD AREA OF SNOW HAS DEVELOPED OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA AS AN UPPER DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE PROVINCE. ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 15 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH THE SYSTEM, ALTHOUGH AMOUNTS OVER 20 CENTIMETRES ARE POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. THE SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TAPERING OFF FROM THE NORTH THIS MORNING, BUT WILL PERSIST INTO THE EVENING FOR THE SOUTHERNMOST PARTS OF THE PROVINCE.
BE PREPARED TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING WITH CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY MAY BE SUDDENLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. THERE MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS.
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IN THE FORECAST FOR THE RED DEER REGION TODAY..SNOW ENDING THIS MORNING THEN CLOUDY WITH 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF FLURRIES CHANGING TO 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS NEAR NOON. SNOWFALL AMOUNT 2 CM. HIGH PLUS 5.
TONIGHT..CLEARING THIS EVENING. LOW MINUS 6 WITH FROST.
THURSDAY..SUNNY. WIND BECOMING SOUTH 20 KM/H NEAR NOON. HIGH 11.
FRIDAY..CLOUDY WITH 60 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW PLUS 2. HIGH 9.
SATURDAY..SUNNY. LOW MINUS 1. HIGH 13.
SUNDAY..SUNNY. LOW PLUS 2. HIGH 18.
MONDAY..SUNNY. LOW PLUS 2. HIGH 24.
TUESDAY..SUNNY. LOW PLUS 3. HIGH 24.
NORMALS FOR THE PERIOD..LOW PLUS 5. HIGH 18.
 
 
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TUESDAY (SEPT. 9)

 

SNOWFALL WARNINGS (SEPT. 9) -  THERE'S A SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT INCLUDING THE OLDS-SUNDRE-NORDEGG AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CALGARY REGION SOUTH TO THE CROWSNESS PASS AND OVER TO THE BANFF AND KANANASKIS AREA SNOWFALL, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 CM IS EXPECTED.   ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TONIGHT AS AN UPPER DISTURBANCE MOVES IN FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA. ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 15 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH THE SYSTEM, ALTHOUGH LOCAL AMOUNTS OVER 20 CENTIMETRES ARE POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. THE SNOWFALL WILL TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS THE SYSTEM MOVES SOUTH OUT OF THE PROVINCE. BE PREPARED TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING WITH CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY MAY BE SUDDENLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. THERE MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS. PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY PLAN AND GET AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH DRINKING WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE, A FIRST-AID KIT AND A FLASHLIGHT.

 

 MORE SNOW IS FORECAST FOR THE RED DEER REGION TODAY (TUES) AND TONIGHT, ENDING TOMORROW (WED) NEAR NOON.

 

 

 MONDAY (SEPT. 8)

 

  WINTER HITS ALBERTA EARLY -  HOPEFULLY YOU ENJOYED THE SUNNY HOT WEEKEND, BECAUSE IT’S A VERY COLD AND SNOWY MONDAY IN ALBERTA.  HEATHER ROMBOUGH WITH ENVIRONMENT CANADA SAYS EVEN THOUGH THE OFFICIAL END TO SUMMER IS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AWAY, THE CALGARY REGION AND THE CAROLINE/ROCKY AREAS WILL GET AT LEAST FIVE CENTIMETRES OF SNOW TODAY, WITH  THE RED DEER REGION GETTING A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW.  THE GOOD NEWS IS THINGS WILL WARM UP AGAIN LATER THIS WEEK, WITH A HIGH THURSDAY EXPECTED NEAR 14, UP 17 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, THEN 23 ON SUNDAY.

 

 

 

 

POWER OUTAGES (SEPT. 8) -  MOTHER NATURE KEPT CREWS WITH FORTIS ALBERTA BUSY MONDAY AFTERNOON.  SPOKESPERSON JENNIFER MACGOWAN SAYS THE HEAVY, WET SNOW CAUSED SOME TREE LIMBS TO GET ON THEIR POWER LINES AND KNOCK THE POWER OUT FOR OVER A THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.  AFFECTED COMMUNITIES INCLUDE POCKETS OF SYLVAN LAKE, BENTLEY, RIMBEY AND OTHERS WITH POWER TO PARTS OF PONOKA ALREADY RESTORED.  ELECTRIC, LIGHT AND POWER CREWS IN RED DEER ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF A POWER OUTAGE IN EASTVIEW EARLIER YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

OFFICIALS SAY IT AFFECTED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND SCHOOLS IN THE AREA.

RED DEER CONSTRUCTION (JUNE 3) - 
 
  WITH CONSTRUCTION CREWS ACROSS RED DEER, THE CITY IS LOOKING TO EASE YOUR DAILY COMMUTE.  
  
 DRIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK OUT A NEW INFORMATION PORTAL, PROVIDING DAILY ROAD UPDATES.
 
  CHECK IT OUT ONLINE AT WWW.REDDEER.CA/CONSTRUCTIONSEASON