Northeastern British Columbia got snow over the weekend and it was more than just a dusting. Residents awoke on Sunday morning to find an August snowstorm had blown through the community of Pink Mountain, on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
While there is no official figure on how much snow fell in the Pink Mountain area on Sunday and Monday, Magaton estimates there’s over half a metre on the ground. Records on historical August snowfall in the remote area are also not available. – CBC.
This weekend’s snowfall was caused by a storm over the northern prairies that brought “very cold” arctic air in contact with moisture from Pacific, explained CBC meteorologist Brett Soderholm.
“When you combine those two things that’s a very classic setup to get lots of big fluffy snowflakes,” he said.