No, you weren’t
dreaming having a nightmare, those were actual snowflakes falling from the sky on Wednesday.
Parts of Calgary witnessed the first falling of snow for this winter season (if we can even call it that, with us being just halfway through September and all), and while the dusting was quite light, it is only a hint of the weather expected to come.
This unseasonable snowfall backs up this year’s Old Farmers’ Almanac, the annual long-range weather predictor, which forecasts that Calgary will have temperatures colder than normal this year with above-average precipitation and snowfall throughout the winter.
Calgary isn’t necessarily covered in the white stuff like other areas of the province, though a few Calgarians managed to snap some photos and videos of the flurries as they fell on Wednesday evening.
🎶 Let It Snow, Let It Snow 🎶
Calgary, Alberta 7:16pm pic.twitter.com/iHKFYftZIX
— Baxter The Chihuahua (@ChihuahuaBaxter) September 13, 2018
— Grant Wilson (@grantbwilson) September 13, 2018
— Kelly Hall (@EnergySp0tlight) September 13, 2018
— 🍁 Merlin 🍁 (@MerlinYYC) September 13, 2018
— catfishman (@catfishman) September 13, 2018
Currently in Calgary.. snow! ❄️ 😫 pic.twitter.com/eDPX0UB89i
— Sean Murray (@SeanMurrayPGA) September 13, 2018
— Kirsten Alyssa (@_kirstenalyssa) September 13, 2018
The Rocky Mountain towns near Calgary got a much more significant covering overnight, which is to be expected due to the higher elevations of Banff and Canmore.
— Oxford Hacker (@oxfordhacker) September 13, 2018