More spring snow in Edmonton on final day of April
The final day of April felt much more like winter than spring in Edmonton.
The capital region was hit with more snow on Tuesday morning after receiving several centimetres of the white stuff on Saturday.
“We hadn’t seen much snow in April until this past weekend when the disturbance swept through the province leaving behind accumulations of about five centimetres for the city and as much as 20-30 centimetres in outlying areas,” Global News weather specialist Mike Sobel said.
Sobel was calling for a high of 4 C Tuesday, much lower than the normal high of 15 C and the high of 16 C that was reached a year ago on April 30.
While many Edmontonians were not surprised by Tuesday’s snowfall, they were still quick to jump on Twitter to express their thoughts and share images:
Don’t expect much improvement for the remainder of the week, with highs hovering between 4 C and 8 C until Sunday and more snow and rain during that period, according to Sobel.
“The unsettled air mass we’re experiencing right now will continue to produce wet flurries mixed with showers and well below average temperatures right through the weekend,” he said.
According to Sobel, Tuesday marked the 14th day in April when the temperature was below normal. There were four days when the high was exactly at normal and 12 days when it was above.
Watch below: Snowstorms continued to inundate parts of Alberta on April 30, after days of blizzards and severe weather. This video, filmed by a local, shows a snowstorm in Calgary, Alberta, on April 28.
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