September 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Updated: September 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Edmonton hit with blast of winter on last day of summer

WATCH ABOVE: For the second time this month, Edmonton has been hit with snow. As Kent Morrison reports, this is far from normal.


Friday’s snowfall in Edmonton continued to add to a record-setting September for the city that most residents are not thrilled about.

Edmontonians woke up to another snowfall on Friday morning, which also happened to be the final day of “summer.”

READ MORE: Edmonton’s summer slipping away but Environment Canada suggests fall and winter won’t be so wicked

Two centimetres was expected to fall and most Edmontonians weren’t impressed with it.

WATCH: Weather specialist Mike Sobel delivers the forecast for Edmonton and Alberta during a snowy morning for the province’s capital.

Although, not everyone was frustrated about the latest snowfall. Those who rely on the winter conditions for their business were expressing their excitement on Twitter.

READ MORE: How does Edmonton snow clearing compare to other Canadian cities?

According to Global Edmonton weather specialist Mike Sobel, the Edmonton International Airport had experienced 22 centimetres of snow in September prior to Friday, which surpassed the previous high of 12.9 centimetres set in 1965 by a substantial margin.

It’s also a whole lot more than we typically experience during the month, as Global News meteorologist Jesse Beyer tweeted:

Saturday is not looking much better with a mix of snow and rain and high of just 3C. The normal high for this time of the year in Edmonton is 15C.

Conditions are expected to improve on Sunday when the temperature will rise to 9C, according to Sobel.

Banff National Park and parts of central Alberta were under a snowfall warning Friday, with 10 to 15 centimetres of snow expected to fall.

READ MORE: Snowfall warnings issued for Banff National Park, parts of central Alberta

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