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.