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First day of summer and this part of Canada woke up to 25cm of SNOW

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 11:06 am - These snowy scenes may be difficult to digest, especially since it's the first day of SUMMER!

We're thinking Mother Nature may have our seasons confused as parts of western Canada faceda HEAVY swath of snow right on the first day of summer.

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Instead of abundant sunshine and pleasant temperatures more reminiscent of the favoured season, snowfall warnings stretched across the higher elevations of the Rockies and into parts of the B.C. Interior last week. That's as an extremely slow and moisture-packed system dumped heavy, flooding rains on other parts of the Prairies.

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While the early summer snow isn't completely unheard of for the region, more than 20 cm this late in June seems to be pretty excessive even by the heartiest of standards.

THIS IS SUMMER IN WESTERN CANADA

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Hinton, Alberta - Courtesy Adam Ir-win

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