Maybe the expected rain and snow will tamp down the dust storms that I saw all the way to the mountain parks and back again. Almost epic dust storms that reminded me of Depression era photographs.
Back to the past in the weather but who cares? We've had gold in the long weekend and gold in the dandelions in the lawn.
Abrupt weather change expected for most of Alberta, Environment Canada warns
Published on: May 22, 2017 | Last Updated: May 22, 2017 5:51 PM MDT
A field of dandelions makes an empty lot more colourful along 100 Ave. in west Edmonton, May 2, 2016. ED KAISER / EDMONTON JOURNAL
The warm weather of the long weekend isn’t going to last.
In fact, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement at 4 p.m. Monday warning of an “abrupt change in weather” coming to most of Alberta midweek.
The change will be caused by a low-pressure system developing west of Edmonton near the B.C. border, according to the statement.
The system is expected to move east-southeast through Alberta bringing rain and even snow to some parts of the province.
Rain is expected to hit Edmonton by Wednesday, while some parts of the province will get hit Tuesday night, with the hardest-hit areas being from Hinton to Grande Prairie, eastward to Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster.
The Environment Canada models suggest 30 to 40 mm of rain, but 50 to 75 mm of rain is possible.
In the foothills and mountain parks, more than 10 cm of snow may fall.
Strong winds are also expected, with gusts as high as 80 km/h, and blowing steadily at 50 to 60 km/h Wednesday.To report severe weather e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or twitter using the hashtag #ABstorm.