05/21/2016 02:06 EDT | Updated 05/22/2016 12:59 EDT

Alberta Storm Is Taking Over The Long Weekend

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High angle view of person with red umbrella in snowstorm.

Despite 20-degree weather in other areas of Canada, parts of Alberta dipped back into the winter months.

Ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for areas of north and central western Alberta.

It started off nominally enough, but escalated rather quickly.

Counties across this area of the province have been dealing with either heavy rainfall or wet snow, just in time for the long weekend, causing power outages in certain cities and towns.

Albertans in Peace River, Grande Prairie, Banff, Greenview and other places were greeted by up to 35 centimetres of snow in some areas, and some areas will be hit with more than 50 millimetres of rain between Sunday and Monday, according to the Weather Network.

But at least a sense of humour about the province's erratic weather patterns is still holding on.

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