Heavy, late summer snowfall hits Alberta

More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Banff and Lake Louise areas.

On the afternoon of September 20, still a day-and-a-half away from the start of the fall season, Environment Canada confirmed that areas in Banff received 32 cm of snow, while areas near Sundre received at least 30 cm.

Along the foothills, southwest of Sundre near Forestry Trunk Road, Twitter user Jordan Jackson measured 33 cm of the white stuff.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2952680/heavy-late-summer-snowfall-hits-alberta-mountains-and-fo othills/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

4 thoughts on “Heavy, late summer snowfall hits Alberta”

  1. Heavy, late summer snowfall hits Alberta:
    It should have read:
    Heavy, early WINTER snowfall hits Alberta!

    During Grand Solar Minimums winter start early and lasts longer, with a much later starting short Summer.

    My forcast for the UK, it will follow the 1947 model.
    Rain will start early in October and last untill Christmas. It will then Snow with lots of the Wrong Type of Snow and freeze until Easter.

    • My forecast for October disagrees with the Indian summer continuing due to the jetstream coming up from Spain. As for post-Christmas, that sounds a lot like 1963 when it froze until April. Too young at the time to recall it but it is still the last big UK freeze nationwide although 2010 did give us snow throughout the British Isles.

  2. So called Indian Summers, named after the weather experienced in the South Asian Hill country at this time of year, which in the UK is Meridional in nature, it requires a large blocking High over Western Europe dragging warm dry air from the French Riviera in a gentle South Easterly.
    The Jet Stream and its associated Low is parked off the coast of Ireland. This creates a strip of clear air about 300 miles wide which covers most of England and maintains a reasonable temperature for this time of year – late September early October.
    If the Air stream rotates to a more Southerly direction we get heavy Thundery down pours like yesterday, which give rise to King Charles comment of the English Summer being two hot days and a thunderstorm.
    If you check on the dates the English Civil War took place, after the land dried in the spring and up to the October rains. The period was the Maunder Minimum. The land as any other time was either to wet to move troops, siege equipment, their rations and fodder, or snowed in.
    Remember transport during this time was by foot, cart or if you where the landed gentry Horse.
    The only roads where old unmaintained Roman road and bridges, with walled towns to siege.

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