Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Things are warming up in Canada...
Alberta walloped with snow
You're not seeing or hearing things. It's the middle of July and heavy snow is blanketing parts of Alberta.
“There wasn't any snow on the ground last night when I went to bed,” says Megan Gibson from the Marmot Basin Ski Resort near Jasper. “I think it started snowing as early as this morning and since about 6:30 this morning, we've had around 18 centimetres fall at the lower chalet.”
Gibson adds that even heavier amounts are expected higher up. Usually at this time of year crews are preparing for the next ski season instead of actually partaking in winter-like activities.
While not completely impossible, heavy snow like this in July is pretty rare.
“This is totally out of the blue. To receive this much snow in July and have it stay on the ground is unheard of,” says Gibson.