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August Snow Falls Across Alberta

It's here for a good time, not a long time.

The first snowfall of the year always comes as a bit of a surprise, especially when it happens in August.

Snow began to fall in Alberta's Rocky Mountains Friday, as well as in several areas of western and southern Alberta.

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While the end of summer is still a month away, it's not uncommon for Alberta to see snow in August and early September. Last year, ski hills reported near whiteout conditions the first week of September.

And let's not forget about SNOWTEMBER.

The good news, however, is that Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to return to seasonal by Sunday — meaning the snow won't stay and we still have some summer to cling to.

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