These snowy scenes may be difficult to digest!
It’s the first day of summer and it’s still snowing in Canada and the USA! Here the last reports:
A snowstorm has temporarily shut down a popular mountain roadway leading to Yellowstone National Park as well as the scenic road through Rocky Mountain National Park on the first day of summer.
Beartooth Pass has been closed at the Montana-Wyoming state line since Thursday night. The winding Beartooth Highway reaches nearly 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) in elevation as it runs from the town of Red Lodge to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone, which is entering its busy season.
Up at Alpine Visitor Center there is dense fog, the ground temperature is 38º, and the air temperature is 30º, with heavy sleet. Road has low visibility and some slick spots. ks pic.twitter.com/vCDYxnIx1a
— RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) June 21, 2019
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park closed Friday, just over two weeks after it opened late for the season because of heavy snow this winter. – The Denver Channel
25cm of snow in the Rockies and parts of British Columbia
Instead of abundant sunshine and pleasant temperatures, snowfall warnings have stretched across the higher elevations of the Rockies and into parts of the B.C. Interior this week.
Road update for Jasper National Park:
Traffic is moving slowly on Icefields Parkway near Columbia Icefields.
Travel is NOT RECOMMENDED for Icefields Parkway.
Always check https://t.co/SYz4cozZ5N for road conditions.
— Jasper National Park (@JasperNP) June 20, 2019
While this early summer snow isn’t completely unheard of for the region, more than 20 cm this late in June seems to be pretty excessive even by the heartiest of standards.
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) June 21, 2019
Up to 25 cm had already fallen over higher terrain near Banff and Jasper by early Friday morning with another 10 cm expected before all’s said and done for the Icefield Parkway Highway 93. – The weather channel
Happy first day of summer ❄️! At 0800 MDT we observed 20.7 cm of accumulation and a SWE of 44 mm @SkiFortress @GWFutures @sciencesUQAM @UNBCGeography @usask_water @umanitoba #summersolstice #ABstorm pic.twitter.com/Fu7TWPbthJ
— gwf-spade (@GwfSpade) June 21, 2019
Brian Rode, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at Marmot Basin says he can’t remember seeing this much snow this late in June. “Never! At least not that I can recall in my 41 years here.” – CTV News
Our weather is going crazy! What is going on? Here two other snow reports from Montana and BC yesterday.