11 Chilling Photos Of The Snow In Alberta That Prove 'Spring' Isn't A Thing Here
Mother Nature forgets about at least one of the seasons every year in Alberta. It looks like Alberta will be skipping Spring this year. If those little glimpses of the sun got you excited for patio season, you might have to wait a little while longer. As it stands, Alberta's weather is a wet, snowy mess, and we have photos to prove it.
Let's face it: we saw this coming. Snow in March, April, and even May isn't uncommon in these parts. When has Alberta ever followed the rules when it comes to conventional weather patterns?
We've had a long, brutal, and record-breaking winter, so it's about time we catch a break on the weather front. But it looks like a good, old-fashioned snow dump is always lurking.
Parts of Alberta including Calgary and surrounding areas got some serious snow on April 14 and 15. Even though we're technically well into the spring season.
We did enjoy a few days of sunny weather but really, that was just a false glimmer of hope.
Thankfully, Alberta's wild and unpredictable weather situation isn't getting the best of locals like it usually does. Since most of us are staying home nowadays, we can actually have a sense of humour about this miserable weather without having to go out in it.
And thanks to some chilling photos, we can prove that spring is just a foreign concept in Alberta. Winter is always going to be in the driver's seat.
For most other regions in western Canada, spring means cherry blossoms, singing birds, and trendy spring fashion. But with this sort of weather, we're going to have to pull our winter jackets out of our closets yet again.
The Weather Network reported that "cooler air" is set to move in, and that means we will continue to see snow or a weird mix of rain and snow for the entire day on Wednesday, April 15.
The heaviest amount of snow will accumulate in the Rockies and the foothills, with Banff, Kananaskis, and Clearwater county set to receive between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow.
However, the weather is supposed to get milder over the course of the week. Certain parts of Southern Alberta could even get up to double-digit temperatures by Thursday and Friday.
But really, if you've been in Alberta for long enough, you know you can never predict when things will go south in terms of the thermometer.
It's spring in Calgary. It snows a lot. #yyc #abstorm @weathernetwork https://t.co/aYKC46xpPz— Kyle Brittain (@Kyle Brittain) 1586969721.0
We don't know about you, but weather like this makes us want to go into instant hibernation.
So unless you really have to go outside for essential reasons, you can just kick back and watch the snow fall for the rest of the day.