At 3:09 pm Environment Canada ended the special weather statement that was put in place earlier today (Thursday, October 15).

Cochrane and the surrounding areas could still see up to 10 cm of snow accumulate throughout the day tomorrow and into the evening. Click here for the latest forecast.


Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Cochrane and the surrounding areas.

A Pacific low is forecast to move through central BC tonight and it is expected to track across South-Central Alberta tomorrow (Friday).

Meteorologists are uncertain as to where the majority of the snow will fall as this low-pressure system is still off the BC Pacific coast.

Temperatures across Southern Alberta are expected to be above zero on for the early part of Friday, allowing for possible showers to before the snow starts. 

By Friday afternoon, however, temperatures are expected to rapidly drop below zero, bringing heavy snow at times, and strong northerly winds with gusts of 60 to 80 km/h. Meteorologists say that this abrupt change in weather could lead to hazardous travel conditions and is expected to occur during the Friday afternoon commute.

The special weather statement is in effect for:

Rocky View Co. near CochraneMountain 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