Newfoundlanders woke up this morning to an unpleasant surprise. A blanket of snow had covered parts of the province and Environment Canada had even issued a warning about road conditions. 

So why does Newfoundland get summer snow while the parts of Canada are getting ready for a scorching hot weekend? Turns out the heat may be to blame. 

In a weird scientific twist, the super hot temperatures in central parts of Canada such as Ontario is the main factor in Newfoundland's summer snowfall. The heat moving across the country dislodges some of that cold air and weather in the north as it travels east. 

When the warm and cold air meet it creates a weather system that is capable of dropping major amounts of snow on the east coast. Thankfully since it is summer and there have been warmer temperatures in Newfoundland, this particular system didn't carry a lot of snow with it. 

This isn't the first time Newfoundland has seen snow in the summer and it definitely won't be the last. The record amount of snowfall in one June day in Newfoundland was 14 cms in 1949. 

Newfoundland isn't the only place affected by these weird weather patterns. Alberta has been victim to this kind of weather with a massive September snowfall a couple years ago and even Hawaii has experienced snow despite warm temperatures. 

While the cause of recent snowfall in Newfoundland has absolutely nothing to do with climate change, some people are trying to use it to disprove global warming since their theory is that summer snow obviously means the world isn't getting warmer. 

Source: Weather Network

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