A vehicle in the ditch on Highway 43 the morning of September 12, 2018, Caitlin Robinson

People in Grande Prairie woke up to their city under a blanket of snow Wednesday morning. The light snow started around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, with one centimetre building up before midnight. From 11 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday, roughly 10 centimetres of snow fell at the Grande Prairie Airport.

This is the first time since Environment Canada started keeping records in 1942 that any measurable amount of snow has fallen in Grande Prairie on September 12th. It is also the first time in four years that any snow has been seen in September.

A snowfall warning remains in effect for the Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview region. It’s expected to taper off from the Grande Prairie area starting Wednesday evening. There’s still a chance of snow Thursday morning.

There’s still a bit of time left in the Swan City’s golf season, but not surprisingly both The Dunes Golf & Country Club and the
Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club have shut down for the day. The Grande Prairie Airport says its runways are warm enough to melt the falling snow and it’s business as usual for travellers.

The temperature on the runways is high enough to keep the falling snow melted. Our crews are out with the truck &…

Posted by Grande Prairie Airport on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SNOW CLOSURE: To protect the greens, and help get you back on the course just as soon as the weather cooperates, we are…

Posted by Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CANCELLEDSadly, our final night of Ladies' League is cancelled for today. Thank you to all the ladies for another great…

Posted by The Dunes Golf & Winter Club on Wednesday, September 12, 2018