Parts of southern Alberta hit with first snow of the season

CALGARY- Summer isn’t even over yet, but snow has already fallen in some parts of southern Alberta.

Areas south of Chain Lakes got a sprinkling of snow on Wednesday morning, much to the surprise of many who are still trying to enjoy the last days before fall.

“It seems like it’s going to be an early winter,” said Michael Kosolofski. “The geese are already flying south, and it seems like it’s colder than normal for September.”

Highway cameras also captured photos of snow along Highway 22X, and ski resorts such as Sunshine Village and Fernie Alpine Resort have also reported snow falls.

However, tourists are embracing it.

“Being here from Australia, it was absolutely amazing to see it,” said Linda Ball. “We don’t have snow in Queensland!”

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The weather is expected to make a huge turnaround over the next few days, with a high of 24 degrees forecast for Sunday.

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