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article imageSudden arrival of snow storm takes Edmontonians by surprise Special

By George Varkey     May 6, 2015 in Environment
Edmonton - After a political storm that redefined Alberta’s horizon, several locations in the province, including the capital region is facing a snow storm.
Edmonton is expected to receive 5 to 10 cm of snow by the time the low pressure system that caused it, moves out on Wednesday night. According to Environment Canada website which released a special weather statement, the wind gust will go up to 50 km/hr and temperature will range from 0 to 3 C on Wednesday.
The sudden arrival
of snow took the city and neighbouring community dwellers by surprise as most of them woke up to witness the driveways and backyards filled with snow. The wet snow has resulted in slush on the road sides. Pedestrians and bicycle riders found it difficult to traverse through the paths.
Warmer weather is expected to arrive on Thursday morning. The winter like conditions is expected to recede and temperature will go up to 18 C by Sunday, according to Environment Canada. The low pressure system that caused snow falling in British Columbia and Alberta Peace Country arrived in Edmonton after midnight, on Tuesday and resulted in unfavorable road conditions for commuters due to blowing snow and intermittent rain. The northwest wind gushed up to 70km/hr and sustained at 30 km/hr throughout the morning hours.
Other communities in Alberta like Camrose and Drayton Valley, Fort McMurray, Cold Lake and Lloydminster will also witness heavy snow fall throughout the day.
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