Just a matter of time: Edmonton hit with snowfall

Edmonton is hit with its first snowfall of the season, Monday, October 27, 2014. Kent Morrison, Global News

EDMONTON – After experiencing some unseasonably high temperatures earlier in October, Edmonton was hit with its first wintry blast Sunday.

Motorists had to be aware of some slippery conditions on Edmonton roads Monday morning as snow fell on the city Sunday and through the night and the temperature dropped below the freezing mark.

“An Arctic airmass moved over Central Alberta on Saturday, dropping our temperatures to 5°C by Sunday,” said Global Edmonton Chief Meteorologist Nicola Crosbie.

“Trace amounts to one centimetre fell between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.”

Residents didn’t hesitate to use social media to express their thoughts about the weather.

The snowfall was expected to end early Monday afternoon.

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“Because the ground is still so warm, the snow will melt throughout the afternoon,” said Crosbie.

Plus, the snow likely won’t stick around for long since the temperature is forecast to rise as high as 10 degrees Celsius by Halloween on Friday.

Snow doesn't stop Edmontonians from enjoying the outdoors, Monday, October 27, 2014. Brad Gowan, Global News
Light snow covers Edmonton on October 27, 2014. Cliff Harris, Global News
Downtown Edmonton covered in light snow Monday, October 27, 2014. Dave Carels, Global News
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