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Old 09-08-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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Pretty shocking. It is not even Sept 10. And I remember it snowed in May as well.
Wonder how people deal with 8 months of snow (not snowing every day of course). I thought the idea of snow in March and Nov is scary enough.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Pretty shocking. It is not even Sept 10. And I remember it snowed in May as well.
Wonder how people deal with 8 months of snow (not snowing every day of course). I thought the idea of snow in March and Nov is scary enough.
We move to Texas.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Yes it's snowing. It looks like the middle of winter now and my backyard is completely covered in snow. I hear the southern part of the city didn't get it as bad as here in the north. But come Wednesday it will all be melted away.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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That's life in Calgary... don't think anyone who has lived here for any length of time is surprised. 26 degrees yesterday, -1 and snow today, back up to 23 degrees by Sunday.

Mikeyyc nailed it.... although my preference was to stay put and buy a cheap house in Phoenix, which unfortunately experienced it's own record strange weather today, breaking a 75 year record for one day rainfall!
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It can snow in Calgary and Edmonton in July and August. I lived in Edmonton from '79 to '84, but I don't remember it snowing during the summer.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Calgary
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Calgary is more likely to get off season snow than Edmonton, but even here a July snowfall is extremely rare. It can snow in late august and June, but it doesn't really hit in the middle of the summer.

Snow isn't that bad though. It's not like we've started winter. It will be 20 degrees over the weekend, and we still might get a decent September.

Although I much preferred Maritime Falls, September was hurricane and tropical storm season on the east coast. Snow is better than a hurricane.

Weather happens...
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: YYJ - YVR
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It all depends on the person. I know plenty of people who will take snow in September and sunshine in the winter over 60 days of continuous cloud and rain in November/December. That person isn't me of course, because I absolutely hate having a winter that pretty much runs straight from October - May, but I've met people here that don't mind it at all and prefer it over cool wet weather.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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This amount of snow this early in September is rare even for here. Out of the 9 years of living in the city I've never seen THIS much snow on September 10th ever. I have however seen it snow in August but it generally melts right away and it's just a light sprinkle. It looks like it's January outside in the moment and the forecast is calling for 10-15 cm of snow. This "summer snowfall" also has summer flowers, green grass and green leaves and trees covered in snow which is pretty interesting to see. But of course it is Calgary and the weather will climb 20 degrees again on the weekend.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I used sunscreen last Monday and Tuesday I was shoveling snow.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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Wonder how people deal with 8 months of snow (not snowing every day of course).
They ski or snowboard
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