Spring reality check: April snowfall is normal in Canada

Though not overly welcomed, major cities typically can, and sometimes do, see a few flakes fly in the month of April

Major cities may not exactly embrace it, but it's not uncommon to spot a few snowflakes making an appearance in April throughout the country.

Spring is notorious for its unpredictable weather patterns, where a metropolis can transition from balmy temperatures to snow showers within the same week (take Edmonton, for instance).

Despite not being enthusiastically received, this occurrence is rather standard in major cities nationwide.

From Vancouver, B.C., to St. John’s, N.L., below is a look at the average monthly snowfall amounts derived from weather data spanning 1981 to 2010:

April Snowfall Averages in Canada

And before you swap your winter coat for a trendy shacket, it's also worth noting that average temperatures in the country for this month generally lean towards the brisk side:

April Monthly Temperature Averages - Canada

For a closer look at what this month has in store for you, read our exclusive April Outlook, here!