Snow makes long weekend appearance in Calgary and surrounding areas
For the seventh time in the last 16 years, snowflakes fell in Calgary during the Victoria Day long weekend.
CTV Calgary meteorologist David Spence says the much-needed precipitation is unlikely to jeopardize the health of plants and trees. Temperatures remains near the freezing mark in Calgary and the moisture will protect vegetation should conditions fall below zero degrees Celsius.
Snow is not an uncommon occurrence in Calgary on the May long weekend. This century, snowfall was recorded in 2015, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2003 and 2001.
Meteorologist Steve Rothfels forecasts snow showers for Sunday night and early Monday morning. The snow will turn to afternoon rain showers on Victoria Day.
As of 6:00 p.m., snowfall warnings remain in place for the following regions:
For updated weather warnings in Alberta, visit Environment Canada.