Soggy start to the May long weekend for campers
Campers west of Calgary say a little bad weather is nothing compared to the fun they have in the great outdoors.
CTV News Calgary
Published Friday, May 17, 2019 8:57AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 9:51PM MDT
Wet weather is in the forecast for the next few days but a little snow and rain won’t damper the start of the camping season for Albertans.
CTV Calgary Meteorologist Kevin Stanfield says 10 to 20 mm of rain is expected over the next two days for the city and surrounding areas.
The precipitation is expected to stick around through Saturday but will settle down by Sunday.
Krista Chapman, who braved the elements to have some fun with her family, says she was keeping an eye on the forecast, but wasn’t going to change her plans either way.
She says the best part about camping is disconnecting from her daily life.
“We don’t have Wi-Fi here; we can’t check our e-mail. Just hang out together,” she says. “We’ll be here until Monday no matter what.”
Erin Miller says escaping to the outdoors is 100 per cent important to her and she would never let poor weather stop her from enjoying the disconnect.
“Rain or shine, we’ve been doing this for over 20 years. We’ve got the tarps, we’ve got the wood; we’re happy.”
Even Calgarians who decided to stay at home for the long weekend are taking the bad weather in stride.
“We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully we’ll get a little bit of sun which will be nice. We’ll make the most of it; at least it’s not snowing yet,” said one man.
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