September Summer Snow In Alberta

it’s still officially summer and we are loving and basking in the beautiful and glorious late summer September weather this weekend in Toronto with temps of 28-29C and close to 40 with humidex but out west it’s a different story. It’s cold and rainging in Calgary and Edmonton with 2-3C and -3 with the windchill and parts of Alberta got snow and more on the way.  After the first widespread accumulating snowfall event made for difficult travel in parts of Alberta this week, two more rounds of significant snow threaten to set records in the capital region this weekend according to The Weather Network. “Snow began in northern Alberta on Tuesday night and quickly spread south and southeastward through Wednesday and into Thursday,” says Environment Canada. “Measuring the snow depth from this event is challenging due to the quickly-melting and wet nature of the snow.” The Grande Prairie region picked up 12 cm through Thursday with Hendrickson Creek reporting the most snowfall at nearly 14 cm recorded. The city of Edmonton also managed to see over 5 cm with this system. The potential is growing for the second round of accumulating snow in Edmonton this weekend, which could help to mark one of the snowiest Septembers on record for the city. The current record dates back over 50 years ago when 12.9 cm fell during the September of 1965. Tyler Hamilton a meteorologist with The Weather Netowk said “Saturday overnight through Sunday morning, low pressure slides into southern Alberta with the threat for a few centimetres of snow in Edmonton and areas north and west of region likely to see a better shot at more accumulating snow and even more snow could accumulate Sunday through the overnight hours and into Monday.”

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