Halloween weekend is just around the corner, so, really – it was only a matter of time until the prairies got dumped on. Despite getting a warm start last week, Calgary saw several inches of snow accumulate over the last few days and it was met with some mixed reactions.
According to The Weather Network, the city beat a daily snowfall record of 18 cm on October 22nd, which was established in 1939; and though it was only a single cm that did the trick – it still felt pretty significant to most.
Some, including Juno-award-winning artist and Calgary Resident, Jann Arden, were delighted – calling it beautiful and sharing photos and videos of powder-covered trees…
Loving the snow in Southern Alberta.
— jann arden (@jannarden) October 23, 2022
Going out for a walk in the snow today. It’s beautiful, I love snow, fall & winter are my favorite time of year. (Cochrane, Southern Alberta 🇨🇦) pic.twitter.com/3HiAYydRBi
— Judy Maxine 🇨🇦🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@JudyMaxB9632935) October 23, 2022
Calgary snow falls 23rd October 2022
Wow 💕💕💕 pic.twitter.com/a1oKws3DO2
— NASIMA BEGUM (@NASIMABEGUMs) October 23, 2022
What a difference one day can make! Woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! 😍❄️#snowcoveredtrees #yyc #calgary #snow #winterwonderland #mothernaturesbeauty #snowcoveredeverything pic.twitter.com/R6I46Qda8a
— Alishia Alibhai (@DivineBlissCorp) October 23, 2022
WHILE OTHERS WERE LESS-THAN-EXCITED TO SEE THE GROUND COVERED IN WHITE…
— JAY PALTER (@jaypalter) October 23, 2022
— CM (@YYCChristina) October 22, 2022
THOUGH, MOST PEOPLE JUST WENT WITH IT – AFTER ALL, IT’S NOT UNUSUAL THAT CALGARY GETS SNOW THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR.
Meanwhile in Southern Alberta we got a whole winter’s worth of snow in two days 🇨🇦😅😭 pic.twitter.com/3ICpReQXdW
— Peeno Noire (@peeno_noire) October 23, 2022
It isn’t as cold as it looks, honest! Making the most of early snow (and melt) on just another October day in Alberta. pic.twitter.com/8PXfeFnL0A
— David V. Wright (@davevwright) October 24, 2022
You can always count on at least one snow event in Calgary before Halloween. Never fails.
— CallMeTexx (@CallMeTexx) October 23, 2022
— Wilmar S. Samson (@wheelmargoliath) October 23, 2022
— dr. Nigel John Lauchlan (@nigel_lauchlan) October 22, 2022
Epic First Snow Day in Calgary ❄️☃️ pic.twitter.com/GJ0P56IhpD
— Nicole Kubica (@NicoleKubica) October 22, 2022
THAT OF COURSE, DIDN’T STOP OTHERS FROM COMMENTING ON THE CITIES MISFORTUNE (WHICH WAS DONE ALL IN GOOD FUN, WE’RE SURE.)
There’s already been snow in Calgary? Prayers up
— Rich Aunty Jess in Training (@IamJess_CA) October 23, 2022
It’s really a shame Calgary got all that snow. We are still golfing up here in Edmonton.
— The Average Bear 🇨🇦 (@1average_bear) October 23, 2022
Canada is fun because today in Calgary it was apparently 0 degrees and they had 15cm of snow, whereas I was outside in my summer clothes enjoying the 22 degrees and sunny weather in Hamilton/Toronto
— Kristin Siân Bingham (@KristinBingham) October 23, 2022
AND – JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE THERE WERE ALSO A FEW THAT WERE QUICK TO DRAW COMPARISONS – JUST IN CASE YOU NEEDED A REMINDER THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY BEAUTIFUL BEFORE IT ALL WENT DOWN.
— Dr. Malinda S. Smith (@MalindaSmith) October 22, 2022
— Shelley Case, RD (@shelleycase) October 22, 2022
How did you react, Calgary? We’re you excited, bothered, or unphased by this weekend’s weather? Let us know!
Luckily, things are looking up for the week, so we have some time to let things melt and clean up the streets before it the season really rocks us – but stay on guard!
You never know what’ll happen with the weather here in Alberta.