September snow blankets Edmonton area; snowfall warning issued for parts of Alberta
Less than two weeks after the hottest day of 2017 in Edmonton, the Capital Region received a fresh blanket of snow on Tuesday morning.
Areas to the west of Edmonton were the first to see the snow, as it moved its way into the city later Tuesday morning.
The snow comes less than two weeks after Edmonton broke a 108-year-old temperature record on Sept. 7, hitting 32.2 C. The city also broke a temperature record on Sept. 11, hitting 29 C.
The record snowfall for September in Edmonton was 7.4 centimetres on Sept. 29, 1971, according to Global Edmonton meteorologist Jesse Beyer.
Snowfall warnings were issued for areas of western Alberta on Tuesday, including Hinton, Grande Cache, Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek, Swan Hills and Jasper National Park. Upwards of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected in these regions over the next couple of days.
“It’s cold enough at ground level northwest of Edmonton that snow is accumulating, causing issues on highways near Whitecourt,” Beyer said.
The snow tapered off early Tuesday afternoon but Beyer said Edmonton could see more snow overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
Watch below: It feels way too soon but Mother Nature decided to bring Edmonton its first snowfall of the season on Tuesday. As Tom Vernon reports, the snow put a damper on what had been a pretty good September so far.
Watch below: Mike Sobel has a look at the weather forecast for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2017.
For up-to-date information on regions under weather warnings, visit Environment Canada’s website.
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