August snow falls in Alberta

Snowy field near Turner Valley, AB, 21 August 2015 (Twitter)

Snowy field near Turner Valley, AB, 21 August 2015 (Twitter)


A high pressure system coupled with a cool air mass brought frost and snow to Alberta late Friday and Saturday especially the Rockies and the foothills.

Parts of Calgary saw light snow but nothing was officially measured at the airport and much of the white stuff fell at higher elevations outside the city.

Most Albertans took it in stride since although August snow is rare it is not that unusual.

Temperatures have already recovered to more summer-like values with Environment Canada calling for highs in the low to mid 20s Celsius for the next few days.

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