Calgary weather has always been a fickle thing, especially in spring.
With the Canadian cold bringing an abundance of snow and chinooks swooping in to thaw it all out in a day, Calgarians are no strangers to fluctuating weather forecasts… but this spring has been another matter entirely.
- Stunning 16-metre snow walls draw thousands to Japanese Alps
- Rain and flurry-filled weekend in store for start of May in Calgary
- This is what Calgary looks like after a spring snowstorm hammered it (PHOTOS)
Over the past few weeks, the city has seen a snowstorm, fierce winds, a few beautiful, sunny days, and, most recently, been pelted with hail.
Unsurprisingly, not everyone enjoys packing snowboots, an umbrella, and sunglasses every time they walk out the door, and a few have even taken to social media to (hilariously) voice their frustrations.
We’re sure that June will bring those sunny skies back to Calgary… but until there, here are a few of our favourite observations to tide you over during this snowy/stormy/rainy/sunny May:
calgary is just hitting all types of weather this week
✅ high winds
✅ warm weather
— ezekiel (@ezekiel_jj) May 3, 2019
In the last two weeks, in Calgary, I have experienced temperatures ranging from -5°C to +15°C, I have seen snow, rain, wind, sunshine and hail. Just waiting for frogs, locusts and the Bow River to run red. #yyc #yycliving
— Russell Scantlebury (@52ideas) May 3, 2019
Thunder, Lightning and Hail in SE Calgary now. pic.twitter.com/E3ufvt6DO9
— One Human (@LaoneHuman) May 3, 2019
Snow this morning, sunny this afternoon and now thunder and hail. A true day in Calgary!
— Court (@court_hawthorne) May 3, 2019
OK Calgary … in less than 1 week, have gone from snowstorm dumping 20 cms of snow to thunderstorm with lots of hail. See photo below with what remains of snow pile. #yycweather pic.twitter.com/sENYYt6027
— Isabelle Barrette-Ng (@ibarrette_ng) May 3, 2019
In the last 20 minutes in Royal Oak we have had, flurries,rain,sleet, hail, lightning and thunder. Crazy Calgary weather.
— Deb Strickland (@DebStrickland65) May 3, 2019
I know Calgary gets wacky weather sometimes but wow…the sun is shining super bright, it’s raining super hard and the loudest clap of thunder just happened that shook my hotel room. I wanna go home now
— Maria T (@mariuch25) May 3, 2019