When I first moved to Calgary I was told by locals if I don’t like the weather I need only wait five minutes.
I remember writing a letter to my parents that said dressing in layers is the way to go in Calgary.
Wear shorts and a T-shirt and carry pants, a hoodie and a jacket in your backpack. That way, no matter what the weather throws at you, you can dress or undress accordingly.
Most recently, as if right out of a Stephen King novel, Calgary had its first snowstorm.
The day before it was 22c (72f) and I was whooping it up with friends at a barbecue.
Then on the very next day, I woke up to -1c (30f) and several inches of snow.
The trees were still in full leaf and completely green – no fall colours yet. Wet and heavy, the snow broke boughs from at least 80% of Calgary’s trees. It is costing The City millions to clean up. What an eerie sound it makes when whole parts of a tree rip from the trunk and crash to the ground.
A summer snowstorm – what a shock to the system!
I am happy to say that things are feeling like summer again and it’s 25c (77f)
Thankfully, I had the wherewithal to take pictures every day or two so I could share this phenomenon with you!
~ HUMP DAY CHRONICLES ~
What’s the weirdest weather you’ve ever experienced?