That blanket of heavy snow over the weekend just may be the only snowfall this month for the Foothills.

The Foothills area saw an estimated 10-30cm of snow, with the highest recorded snowfall from the weekend in Southern Alberta being 45cm in Pekisko.

Luckily, we're not due for more for at least the rest of October.

According to Environment & Climate Change Canada Meteorologist Sara Hoffman, things are actually about to get a little warmer.

"It looks like between now and Halloween we're not looking at any more significant snowfall. We're actually looking at above-normal temperatures at the end of the week and into the weekend. So any snow that's still around will probably not survive the week into next week."

That heavier snow is typical of September and October, where trees often buckle and break during major snowfall events.

Hoffman says it's due to the atmospheric conditions present at this time of year.

"If it's only very slightly below zero and we have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, it can create this really wet heavy that compacts, is very difficult to shovel, and can stick to branches and infrastructure."

Shovelling that kind of snow can be a struggle, and Hoffman says it can take a serious toll.

"The most injuries we see happen in the fall and spring when you get that really wet heavy snow, and there's even a recorded uptick in heart attacks because people who are generally sitting around more and not as active decide they're going to go out and shovel, not take breaks, and not check in on themselves. It can lead to really serious health effects. Take it seriously, especially when it's this heavy snow. Maybe you can shovel for your grandparents or your elderly neighbours, make sure they're not putting themselves in a situation where they're getting hurt."