Calgary Summer Snow

By no means do Canadians corner the weather market – we do spend a considerable amount of time talking about it. Who could blame us – the photo below was taken yesterday in Calgary, Alberta. Barely 24 hours earlier, the mercury hovered around 25 Celsius ( 77 degrees Fahrenheit, Americans). Calgary’s temperature plunged courtesy a healthy Arctic outflow wind and voila – 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow. A snowfall warning for today predicts a possible 10-20 centimeters additional white stuff.

 Late summer snow on the Prairies isn’t unusual or particularly remarkable, Canadians understand summer can end without warning. Environment Canada issued the following weather alert….
 I like late summer snow – it reminds me why Canadians make the most of what little summer we’re given.