While it’s not out of the ordinary for Alberta to see snow in April, this week was a ride we won’t soon forget. From sunny highs to record lows, the only thing that hit Calgary harder than our weather-induced headache was a bold reminder that (despite some beautiful afternoons) spring has not yet sprung.
From reports that claim YYC was hit with the snowiest day all season on Tuesday to Friday morning’s snowfall warning and globe-like storm, things have been pretty chaotic over the last few days, but we’re hoping this weekend will turn it all around.
Until then, at least we have an archive of social media reactions that we can get a good chuckle out of.
Here are just a few photos, videos, and zingers posted in response to all of the craziness that fell from the sky this week.
MANY WERE IN DISBELIEF
Mother Nature, gurl, we need to conference, please make yourself available ASAP for a very important and urgent conversation about SPRING, you know the season you are withholding from Alberta… #yyc #snow #spring #ableg #weather #abpoli #calgary pic.twitter.com/dhjyXrLFqr
— Anna Murphy (@TheAnnaMurphy) April 19, 2022
— withsilverwings (@wsilverwings2) April 22, 2022
Apparently Mother Earth decided to show up drunk for #EarthDay Nothing like a freak late April #snow storm on the Deerfoot to get the blood pumping in the morning #Calgary #alberta #weathercanada #weather pic.twitter.com/ImT2YYf9y0
— Josh Aldrich (@JoshAldrich03) April 22, 2022
Fly out to Calgary, hear they’ve had an incredible mild winter in terms of snow.
It has snowed the last four days and it’s coming down hard right now again.
Fingers crossed for an on time flight and safe travels 😂 pic.twitter.com/bNj4GgxBQa
— BigBucksNoWhammies.ETH🍌🐐 ::) (@BigBucksNFT11) April 22, 2022
WHILE OTHERS WERE IN DENIAL
— Chilli vs Universe (@Chillivata) April 20, 2022
That was some of the heaviest snow I’ve seen in Calgary in some time.
— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) April 22, 2022
— Braydon Morisseau (@BraydonMoreSo) April 20, 2022
HECK, SOME EVEN TRIED TO MAKE LIGHT OF THE SITUATION
— Tim Parent (@timparent) April 20, 2022
— I watch stuff (@rayanarae) April 22, 2022
Happy Canadian spring from Calgary! ☃️😂 pic.twitter.com/ITomOB6Gpz
— FuturFlo (@FuturFlo) April 22, 2022
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BUT MOST? WE THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY – THAT CALGARIANS ARE OVER IT
— Lisa (@lisawestt) April 19, 2022
— Sandy Forbes 🦉🌿🦌🐕🐈🌩🏋️♀️🇨🇦 (@forbes_sandra) April 19, 2022
— Thomas Wynn (@ThoWynn) April 22, 2022
Here’s to sunnier days, and warmer weather ahead for Calgary – because we’re running out of things to binge on Netflix and we could seriously use a patio beer.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay sane out there, folks. We’ll get through this together.