Snowfall in Elkford to Usher in Summer Solstice

Highway 43 at Fording River Road in Elkford looking was June 21, 2019. (Supplied by Drive BC)

The first day of summer isn't going as planned for the District of Elkford as residents woke up to snow Friday morning.

At an elevation of 1,265 metres, Elkford is getting snowfall on the summer solstice.

What was originally forecast to be light rain, early morning temperatures around 3 to 7 degrees has turned that rain into snow, hitting downtown Elkford and creating slushy road conditions.

The Elk Valley, like the rest of the East Kootenay, is expected to see rain showers the majority of the day Friday to usher in the first day of summer.

Photo of Friday morning's snowfall in Elkford on June 21, 2019. (Supplied by Ben Soles)

Audio: Armel Castellan, Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada (Full Interview on Elkford snow and summer forecast)

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