A wet spring storm brought snow to the southern foothills of Alberta on Thursday.
“We had the tail end of a low pressure system sweep across the region,” said Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Temperatures were cold enough for snow in the foothills and higher elevations. Even Calgary got a decent helping of snow.”
About 5 cm of snow accumulated in the city, adding to what has already been a snowy month. On average, roughly 15 cm of snow falls in Calgary during the month of April. This year, the city has already been more than 50 cm.
The same low pressure system is now making its way east, and could bring parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba a helping of snow through Saturday.