CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A second dump of snow is expected to hit Calgary on Monday.
Last week, the city saw 37 centimetres of snow–a record-breaking amount over two days. There was so much snow that the city opened the Emergency Management Centre and had to call in reinforcements from Edmonton just to clear all the roads.
Decision Support Meterologist with Environment Canada, Amanda Prysizney told CityNews that we aren’t expecting as much snow this time.
“The most likely amounts are looking like around the 10-centimetre mark, at most. Perhaps a little bit more, perhaps a little bit less but 10 centimetres looks like a safe number at this point.”
Light snow is expected to start on Monday evening, increasing overnight and continuing throughout the day and night on Tuesday.
“The more intense snowfall will begin overnight from Monday to Tuesday.”
It’s expected to stop snowing sometime Wednesday. “The snow will kind of taper of and move to the south from Wednesday early morning towards noon or so.”
Prysizney doesn’t expect any massive warming trends to follow. “What tends to happen after we get snow is it gets a little harder to get warmer temperatures because all the energy is going to melting the snow so it kind of keeps the temperatures lower than if there wasn’t any snow.”
Prysizney added that everyone should keep an emergency kit in their vehicle, wear warm clothes, and keep an eye on the forecast. Be prepared to adjust your travel plans as crews deal with the snow this week.
-with files from Crystal Laderas