People around the area woke up to light snow this morning and now, Environment Canada is calling for conditions to worsen before they get better.

"We have a trough of low pressure that's moving through the province and unfortunately that, in combination with some upslope flow, is causing some snow over Southern Alberta," explained meteorologist Heather Pimiskern. "Not insignificant amounts of snow either; we've seen and heard reports of between 10 cm. and upwards of 40 cm. as of 8:00 a.m."

"We have a band of precipitation that's moving through the Drumheller region and there's quite a bit of heavy snow imbedded within it," she extrapolated. "Because of the way these bands are setting up, it does mean that there will be some localised heavier snowfall amounts in some regions."

The snow is expected to last throughout the day and into the night, but Pimiskern says a ridge of high pressure should move into the area tomorrow, bringing sunshine with it.

"While the cooler temperatures we have experienced are anomalies for some people, statistically it's not the coldest we've ever seen for the month of September and it's certainly not abnormal for us to see snow of this significance in the month of October," she told Drum FM. "For many people, it may seem abnormal, but it certainly isn't."

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