Canada : September Snow Falls in Calgary
Calgary got an early dose of winter this morning as drizzling rain turned into big fluffy flakes of snow.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the city Monday evening.
"The first significant snowfall of the season is occurring," said the national weather agency on its website. "General snowfall accumulations of five centimetres are expected, however, greater accumulations are possible in some areas — including higher elevations. Snowfall accumulations will vary significantly depending on surface type and snowfall intensity. Snow will taper off this evening in Calgary and overnight in Pincher Creek."
A cold front that brought rain to Calgary, and other parts of southwestern Alberta overnight, had even colder air behind it that is producing accumulations of snow.
Blowing wet snow west and north of the city is reducing visibility on the highways in the area.