May or December?

Less than two weeks ago, we were enjoying summer-like weather in Crowsnest Pass. It was sunny and warm, with daytime temperatures registering in the mid-20 degree Celsius (75°F) range. After a long winter, people were glad to be able to be outside wearing t-shirts and shorts. A lot of people were out biking, hiking, and walking their dogs. The nice weather also drew numerous anglers onto some of our local trout waters. Life was good.

As it often does this time of year, winter made another appearance. Right on cue, just as the Victoria Day long weekend was approaching, it started to rain. It wasn’t long before the rain turned to snow. Within hours, it appeared as if we went from May to December, bypassing all the months between. Before you knew it, 15-30 cm (6-12 inches) of snow was covering the ground. It’s not unusual for this to happen in May. That’s why I never put my snow shovel away until July!

Here are a few photos taken along the Crowsnest River and Gold Creek after the snowfall.

Crowsnest River near Frank Slide
Crowsnest River near Hillcrest
View of Crowsnest River from the East Hillcrest Bridge
Gold Creek
Bluebird house – snowed in!
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  1. Al Letcher June 4, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

    Great pics, Vic. I always look forward to your photos,
    It will be great to see you again this year after missing last.
    Plan is to return late August of this year.

    Take care, Al Letcher

    • Vic Bergman June 7, 2021 at 9:06 am #

      Hi Al,

      Glad to hear you will be returning in August. Look forward to seeing you again! Your bear spray is waiting!

  2. Diane Kay May 23, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

    It looks beautiful Vic. I wish we could get some of your rain. We have had 12mm here so for this year. Very dry.
    Cheers, Diane

    • Vic Bergman May 23, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

      Hi Diane,

      We had rain and wet snow most of the day today. There’s more in the forecast for the next two days. If I could send you some rain, I would. Glad you like the photos. Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for commenting!

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