We are experiencing something that has never happened on record on September 12 in Fort McMurray before.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Dan Kulak tells Mix News there’s been no recorded amount of flurries on this day since the weather agency started tracking data in the area in 1908.
However, he says it’s not unusual to see snow this time of the year.
“It’s a bit of an anomaly that we have a zero for September 12. Going back just a few days on the 10th, we have 1.3 cm in 1949 and going forward to the 14th, 18.3 cm in 1969, so as we move into mid-September snow is not unusual.”
The weather agency is forecasting up to 4 cm of snow by the end of the day on Wednesday – with another slight chance of flurries on Sunday into Monday.
“Really no big accumulations expected,” added Kulak.
It’s worse for our neighbors to the southwest who remain under a snowfall warning. Environment Canada says areas around Grande Prairie down to Jasper National Park can expect 10 to 15 cm of heavy wet snow before Thursday.
As for the temperature here in Fort McMurray, we will be below the seasonal average, staying under ten degrees for much of the next week.