Environement Canada has issued a winter storm warning indicating that hazardous winter conditions are expected in the Lakeland region for Wednesday, January 13th, 2021.
A system moving into central Alberta is bringing heavy snow and at times freezing rain. The precipitation will move out of the region early Wednesday evening. Snowfall accumulations between 10 and 20 cm are expected. Areas near and south of Cold Lake could see as much as 5 mm of ice build-up due to freezing rain.
As the system intensifies, gusty winds will also generate blowing snow at times later this afternoon.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Co. of St. Paul near Ashmont St. Vincent and St. Lina
- Co. of St. Paul near Elk Point and St. Edouard
- Co. of St. Paul near Lindbergh and Frog Lake
- Co. of St. Paul near St. Paul and Lafond
- Improvement District 349 including Cold Lake Air Weapons Range
- Lac La Biche Co. near Fork Lake
- Lac La Biche Co. near Heart Lake
- Lac La Biche Co. near Lac La Biche and Square Lake
- Lac La Biche Co. near Lakeland Prov. Park and Rec. Area
- Lac La Biche Co. near Plamondon Hylo and Avenir
- M.D. of Bonnyville near Beaverdam
- M.D. of Bonnyville near Bonnyville Ardmore and Kehewin Res.
- M.D. of Bonnyville near Cold Lake and City of Cold Lake
- M.D. of Bonnyville near Fishing Lake Smt
- M.D. of Bonnyville near Glendon and Moose Lake
- M.D. of Bonnyville near La Corey Wolf Lake and Truman
- Smoky Lake Co. near Buffalo Lake and Kikino Smts
- Smoky Lake Co. near Vilna Saddle Lake and Whitefish Lake