Winter arrives early as parts of Canada are already covered in snow
While it may feel like fall has only just arrived, parts of Canada are already covered in snow and the pictures are chilling, to say the least.
7cm of snow has accumulated in Cochrane, Alberta as of 10:15AM. #abstorm @PrairieChasers pic.twitter.com/vlNXMwLfFm— Braydon Morisseau (@BraydonMoreSo) October 12, 2020
Over the weekend, several areas in Alberta and British Columbia experienced some frosty weather as temperatures hovered just above zero degrees.
We’re waking up to snow from the summit right down to the village this morning! Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian family. We are thankful to call this beautiful part of British Columbia home and to be able to share it with you this winter.— Panorama Resort (@panoramaresort) October 12, 2020
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Thanks to an unseasonably cold arctic air flow, Canadians in parts of these provinces spent their Thanksgiving weekend watching the snow fall.
Snowy thanksgiving morning in Cochrane, Alberta. #abstorm @PrairieChasers @RadarOmega_WX pic.twitter.com/kTv6Ysgui4— Braydon Morisseau (@BraydonMoreSo) October 12, 2020
This includes Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta, which has been above seasonal for most of the month, but is now sitting at five degrees below seasonal due to cold winds from the northwest.
Woke up to this beautiful day .#FortMcMurray #ymm#canada#alberta#snow#weather# pic.twitter.com/2qPu7bvId5— annette sichamba (@anettesichamba) October 11, 2020
Banff, Alberta also had it's first snowfall of this season this past weekend, making for some breathtaking photo opportunities.
First snowfall of the season #Banff pic.twitter.com/WOYD4VPFYb— Banff Town (@Banff_Town) October 12, 2020
Just last week, Antigonish, Nova Scotia also experienced some unexpected heavy snowfall and chilly temperatures.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia woke up today to the whole town covered in snow.— Tareq Hadhad (@TareqHadhad) October 9, 2020
Over the past 5 years, I have lived and imagined everything about snow, and I am always ready for it. (that's part of being Canadian)
But it's still October 9th!! pic.twitter.com/LHwFUfdKP8
"This is exceptionally early for an accumulating snowfall in low elevation areas of NS.. Antigonish is near sea level. Interesting to see snow on the ground with trees in full foliage in the background," a Twitter user wrote.
Antigonish Golf Club. @Louise_CBC pic.twitter.com/DQ9ef4paZR— Donnie Cameron (@donniecameron63) October 9, 2020
However, Churchill, Manitoba takes the cake as the city saw snow back in September.
Although the cold weather may not be for everyone,there's no denying how magical the country looks under a blanket of snow.
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