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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.

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."

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.

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.

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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