Freeze advisory issued for much of the province, including Calgary


Flurries dusted parts of Calgary and blanketed the Rockies on Labor Day Monday in a nighttime about-face from weekend highs which saw temperatures rise to 29C.On September 4, Environment Canada predicted Albertans could experience a sharp transition to fall over the holiday weekend due to a low pressure system sweeping through the southeastern part of the province on Saturday evening.

On Labor Day, Environment Canada also issued freeze advisories for much of the province, including Calgary. Frost advisories are expected when temperatures are expected to reach freezing during the growing seasons.

Up to five centimeters of snow was expected for the higher elevations in the foothills and up to ten centimeters on the east-facing slopes.

On Monday morning, Sunshine Village Ski Resort shared photos of the snow-covered and fog-covered terrain.

Meanwhile, Calgarians shared videos and photos on social media of snow-covered lawns and patios.

Environment Canada said there was a chance of seeing mixed precipitation in Calgary, although the forecast snowfall is expected to stay in and near the mountain parks.

Morning lows in the city hovered around 2 ° C, while the average high for the September vacation in Calgary is 18 ° C.

The heaviest snowfall on record for Labor Day in Calgary was 11.4 centimeters in 1962.


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