Parts of Alberta hit with snow on Victoria Day
Published Monday, May 18, 2009 1:51PM EDT
Some Albertans may have a tough time launching fireworks in honour of Queen Victoria this long weekend, as clouds dump up to 30 centimetres of snow in parts of the province.
Environment Canada warns that communities in the midwestern region of Alberta will get hit by a late winter storm, while other Canadians are firing up their barbecues.
Edmonton and Calgary residents may see some light flurries as temperatures hover around the freezing point. But heavier snow is falling in the Hinton and Edson regions, where up to 15 centimetres may accumulate by the end of the day.
"Snow will continue in the Whitecourt region into Tuesday as a weather system begins its track through central Alberta. This system will bring a further 10 to 25 centimetres of snow to Whitecourt and much of west-central Alberta," the agency warns.
Most of the snow -- up to 30 centimetres -- will fall along the northern foothills and in Jasper National Park.