Canada is one of the coldest places on earth right now
No place knows winter like Canada knows winter. Apparently, not even the North Pole.
Today, one part of the Great White North is actually colder than anywhere else in the world.
Brutally cold night in Alberta tonight, along with the snowstorm. https://t.co/8fNNR9K8sA— Kevin Lloyd 🇨🇦 🏳️🌈 🌩️ 🗞️ 🖥️ (@kevinlovestech) November 11, 2019
Alberta's temperatures plummeted as low as -30°C with wind chill in the past few days, thanks to some Arctic air from the north, which meteorologists at The Weather Network are calling the "strongest cold anomaly on the planet."
Mans are taking their lives into their own hands if they touch the thermostat today. #HeaterWars #alberta #canada #cold #winter— Heather From Alberta 2.0 (@AlbertaFrom) November 11, 2019
The unseasonably cold sweep — which carries the charming epithet of an "Alberta clipper" to locals — started on Saturday, hitting areas around Edmonton and Grande Prairie the hardest last night and this morning.
This is what we call an "Alberta Clipper" to a "Canadian Clipper". Cold air comes over the North Pole (literally) and swoops down on us. Temps are in the mid 20's. It's gonna be a long Winter.— Jamie Rich (@jamerz3294) November 11, 2019
Northwest Alberta was also hit with strong winds and heavy snowfall over the weekend, which, along with the freezing temperatures, caused more than 360 crashes in Edmonton alone.
The early onset of winter weather has even affected farmers in the area, some of whom have had to completely cancel fall harvests due to untimely frost damage.
Brrrrr.....it’s pretty cold this weekend in Alberta! Stay safe and warm everyone! 😎 https://t.co/KbeD9ZQGkk— Heart2HeartCards (@Bonnie_Tim_Gray) November 10, 2019
The temperature in Edmonton at this time of year is usually a much more mild 1°C or so.
But Albertans need not feel alone: the cold is slowly going to move westward in the coming days, and places like Toronto are already getting a fair share of snow, too.
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