The Drumheller Valley woke up to a vast amount of snow on Saturday, and it has many people wondering if it is here to say.

Decision Support Meteorologist for Environment Canada, Amanda Prysizney, explained more about the heavy snowfall.

"A Quasi-stationary front was draped from the north-west to the south-east across the province at the surface, and along with that, in upper levels in the atmosphere there was a weather disturbance, and circulation around that disturbance created a band of snow that formed right over southern Alberta."

Prysizney goes on to say that Calgary received the highest amount of snow at 15 centimeters.

"There is still some light snow around here and there, but the bulk of this snowfall event is pretty much finished," she continued.

Snow is expected around this time of year, as we near Christmas, but Prysizney said that the warm weather week up ahead will cause the snow to melt.

"Take care, with those milder temperatures during the day, it does look like temperatures are expected to go below zero in the overnight periods. With the snow melting and the wet conditions on the roads, it is likely to refreeze overnight. So, that could lead to some evening and overnight travel being a little tricky as well. Just being aware of the highways website and the road conditions," concluded Prysizney.

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