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Snow lightly falling in mountains west of Calgary

Just like clockwork, there is snow falling high up in the mountains west of Calgary. It just so happens to be one day after Alberta saw its first snowfall last year.

Rainfall warnings in effect for many areas in central Alberta

The webcam at the top of the Paradise chair at the Lake Louise Ski Resort is almost fully covered with snow on Monday afternoon. (skilouise.com)

Just like clockwork, there is snow falling high up in the mountains west of Calgary.

It just so happens to be one day after Alberta saw its first snowfall last year.

There have been several rainfall warnings issued for areas in central Alberta, but some of the higher elevations in the Rockies are seeing a bit of the white stuff.

Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe describes the low pressure systems that have brought August snowfall to Southern Alberta 0:58

That has the snow-lovers at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C., pretty excited.

A quick look at the webcams at Sunshine Village also show a light snowfall is hitting high up in the mountains near Banff, Alta. The resort says this is its first snowfall this year in August.

You can see a tiny bit of snow gathering on the Tee Pee Town webcam at Sunshine Village near Banff, Alta. (skibanff.com)

Rainy summer

The moisture is nothing new for those in the Calgary area this summer.

July was a "rip-roaring kind of turbulent month" in terms of thunderstorms, of which the region saw 19 in July, said Environment Canada's Dave Phillips.

He has been on the job for five decades, but said the 2016 weather season isn't likely to be one that Albertans and others on the Prairie will look back on fondly.

But if the Farmer's Almanac is correct, Alberta could be facing a chilly and snowy winter. It predicts that it will be cool and dry this fall, but higher-than-normal precipitation will hit during winter.

Environment Canada also expects it to be wetter than usual this winter, but it could also be warmer.

Let's talk about the weather

The news of today's light snowfall is getting mixed reactions, as snow tends to do every year.

But some people are definitely on board.