Whatever meteorologists said about winter being “milder than normal” this year obviously does not apply to Calgary.
Or maybe it does, because it’s still fall.
In any case, Calgary was blanketed by about a million centimetres of snow to kick off October. Yes, OCTOBER. (More conservative estimates say anywhere between 15 and 45 centimetres of snow fell).
Needless to say, it caught pretty much everyone by surprise. It also made for some fantastic photos of a way-too-early winter wonderland. Check out some of the best shots below:
10 to 15 cm of snow has blanketed #yyc and the pandas at the Calgary Zoo are having a much better morning than most of us.
Photos courtesy of #CalgaryZoo
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— Calgary Herald (@calgaryherald) October 2, 2018
— Neil Zeller (@Neil_Zee) October 2, 2018
— Kevin Green (@ctvkevingreen) October 2, 2018
— Jamie Kereliuk (@JKereliuk) October 2, 2018
Adam: Picture of Spruce Cliff, Southwest of Calgary this morning. 39.6 cm of snow. Pic from Kirsten Alyssa on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/a3S4ByLTfm
— Q104 Halifax (@Q104Halifax) October 2, 2018
— Mookie Wilson (@Mookalicious) October 2, 2018
Almost a foot of fresh snow in Calgary, Canada today, Photo via Guillaume Sechet pic.twitter.com/iOgVWUdH6N
— Ed Piotrowski (@EdPiotrowski) October 3, 2018
Thanks for nothing, El Niño.