Monday, April 29th 2019, 11:20 am - Spring snow storms aren't unusual across the Prairies, but this was a particularly potent one
You could be forgiven for forgetting what season it is across the western Prairies this past weekend, as blizzard conditions collided with thunderstorms and temperatures in the low teens.
Blizzard and winter storm conditions were still apparent in southern Saskatchewan and parts of southern Alberta Sunday as an intensifying low pressure system brought strong winds and heavy snowfall to the region.
Lethbridge found itself in the unusual position of being under a blizzard warning with temperatures around 12 degrees before noon; a sign of the abrupt change looming for later in the day.
By the time snow tapered off, 20 cm had fallen on Edson, 17 in Red Deer, 10 to 20 cm was reported in Calgary, and a whopping 30 in Carrot Creek. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h were also reported through the day.
Below are some of the images emerging from this late-season wintry blast: