Winter storm warning in effect for Ponoka, Bashaw areas

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Environment Canada issued a storm warning for much of central Alberta early Sunday morning.

A low pressure system moving into Alberta will bring rainfall to portions of the province today, which will quickly change over to snow this evening. Snowfall totals for parts of eastern Alberta could exceed 20 cm by Monday evening.

As the low tracks into southeastern Saskatchewan this evening, strong winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h are expected to develop. These strong winds will combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in some areas. The strongest winds are expected to subside on Monday afternoon.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

Warning in effect for:

• Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek

• City of Red Deer

• Co. of Stettler near Big Valley

• Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby

• Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang

• Co. of Stettler near Donalda

• Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands

• Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror

• Lacombe Co. near Eckville

• Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley

• Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis

• Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne

• Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden

• Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake

• Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park

• Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House