While Calgary and Edmonton both saw a significant drop in temperature over the Labour Day long weekend, there were actually parts of the province that saw their first dusting of snow on September 7.
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According to The Weather Network, unusually cold air was swept into Alberta from the north on Monday, plummeting temperatures and bringing with it a weak low pressure system that resulted in snow for some high-elevation locations.
Some of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain ski resorts, like Sunshine Village, started looking a little closer to their wintery selves thanks to the first snow of the season (if you can really call the first week of September as part of the “season”), while areas like Pincher Creek, Highwood Pass, and Cardston woke up to snow-covered ground.
Here’s a look at the premature snowfall seen throughout Alberta this past weekend:
— Tom Graham (@Washed_Up) September 8, 2020
— Christian Ravary 📷 🌐 (@Chris_Ravary) September 7, 2020
Septembrrrrrr long in the Rockies ❄️
— Prairie Storm Chasers (@PrairieChasers) September 8, 2020
— Tom Graham (@Washed_Up) September 7, 2020
Oh wow…its a winter wonderland up at Highwood Pass, Alberta!!
— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) September 7, 2020
— Robyn M (@willowedwords) September 7, 2020
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) September 7, 2020