Edmontonians just up to a chilly surprise this morning, as parts of the city were hit with an unseasonable snowfall.
Snow in spring isn’t exactly rare for Albertans, and while some took to social media to complain about their weather woes, others were considering it a rite of passage for living in YEG.
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Seeing as the first official day of summer is June 20, this snowfall comes less than one month until (what’s supposed to be) the sunniest and warmest season of the year.
Though anyone who has spent enough time in Edmonton can tell you that a summer snowfall isn’t completely off the table, either!
Damn, it’s almost the end of May and Edmonton gets snow. O_o
— Bath Mummy Pup (@koukoupuffs) May 22, 2020
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) May 22, 2020
It’s just not May in Edmonton without snow! #yegwx
— chloefh (@chloefh) May 22, 2020
Current Conditions: 1.4°C
Today periods of rain. Rain mixed with snow this morning. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Low plus 5.
Tomorrow chance of showers. High 16. Low 6.#Edmonton
— Edmonton,AB Weather (@EdmontonWthr) May 22, 2020
Wouldn’t be an Edmonton spring without some snow in May. pic.twitter.com/j3rZXjTzJk
— Chelsea Rose 🌙 (@Chelsea__Rose) May 22, 2020
Wonder is Edmonton’s “lifestyle” pitch to the NHL included snow in the summer 😬
— NHLwookiee (@NHLwookiee) May 22, 2020
Meh. Are you really truly living in Edmonton unless there’s a late May snow ???? https://t.co/mZFc0ell0V pic.twitter.com/m8WLKIgjRz
— Less politics more chicken wings please (@newmusicmichael) May 22, 2020
Edmonton: Hey NHL, come here and enjoy our beautiful city in the summer! I bet you’ll be amazed at how different it feels than in January.
2020: *immediately starts to snow in Edmonton*
— Arch (@Archaeologuy) May 22, 2020
That looks like snow out my kitchen window in #Edmonton. That can’t be though, right? It’s May 22. I’m clearly hallucinating…
— Steve Duncan (@pshngpxls) May 22, 2020