It's late April, spring is well underway, and the weather should be beautiful this time of year. Apparently, no one told Mother Nature that though. Instead, today, April 27, there is actually snow in Canada. It's so bad that there are even snowfall warning in place.
Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings across the country today, but especially in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and parts of Northern Ontario. Ironically, despite it being officially spring, they have also issued "winter storm" warnings in those provinces.
According to the winter storm warning in place for Calgary, there is a spring storm forming over Alberta that's expected to cause "hazardous winter conditions." They also say that anywhere from 10 to 20 cm of snow is likely to fall, with areas in the foothills getting up to 30 cm.
In Quebec, it's a very similar warning. In some parts of Quebec, Environment Canada warns that 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected and that "strong northwesterly winds with a cold air mass will result in blowing snow. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together."
To celebrate this totally beautiful spring weather, Canadian have taken to social media, sharing their pictures of the lovely spring snow.
Even on Twitter, the consensus seems to be that this is just another typical spring in Canada.
Most of Canada today is facing cooler temperatures to go with this snowfall. Major cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, and St. John's are all hovering at 0°C or just a bit above it.
In Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia the temperatures are a bit higher, but they are currently facing severe flooding made worse by rain in this weekend's forecast.
Disclaimer: Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only.