People in the community of Chetwynd, B.C. woke up to a surprise this morning.

Environment Canada says the town received up to five centimeters of snow today.

Temperatures are expected to rise above zero this afternoon, and the snow will turn to rain.

© Carmen Gansevles

"Although snow this time of year is not unheard of for this region, some localized areas have received so much that today's accumulation in a few areas is quite rare," says Global BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon.

Chetwynd resident Carmen Gansevles says they sometimes get snow over May long weekend, but almost never in June.

She says they started getting flurries earlier this morning and there is now three inches of snow in her backyard.

"Yesterday we were in shorts," says Gansevles. "It was 19-20, and the day before we were getting sunburns, it was up to 30 degrees on Monday."

Gansevles says her son is going to his prom party on Friday, and they are hoping the snow will be completely gone by then.

Meanwhile, some Global BC viewers in the community of Dawson Creek reported significant snow accumulation in their neighbourhood.

Conditions have since changed to periods of wet snow mixed with rain.

Wesley B. Ilnisky