April snow bring May flowers?

It is very dry, so the snow will help bring some much needed moisture. 

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for parts of southern Alberta including Cochrane. 

Some regions could get total accumulations of 10 to 20 cm of snowfall.

Cochrane is forecast to get between five and 10 cm of snow. 

The snow will start falling this morning and will get heavier throughout the afternoon. In some areas it could accumulate to more than 20 cm. 

The snowfall is expected to taper off late Wednesday morning. 

Drivers are being reminded to drive for the conditions as visibility may be suddenly reduced at times because of the heavy snow. 

Areas included in the warning are: 

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
  • Rocky View Co. near Cochrane