Spring has arrived. Here's what it looks like across the country
Snow, sun and ice melt from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador
It's the first day of spring. That means warmer temperatures and blooming flowers as well as summer are on the way. But that's not quite the case in every part of the country.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are getting ready for a spring storm with snow, ice pellets and freezing rain on the way, while parts of Nunavut are digging out after a three-day blizzard.
- Spring storm to bring freezing rain, ice pellets and 15-20 cm of snow to Nova Scotia
- Snowfall warning issued for southern New Brunswick
- 3rd blizzard in 2 weeks forces closures in Iqaluit
- Yukon's February warmer than usual but not record-breaking
We asked you to send us some of your best some spring snaps and you delivered. Here's what the start of spring looks like in different parts of Canada.
The capital city of Iqaluit is recovering after a nasty 50-hour blizzard that broke a water main and produced windchill temperatures of -45 C. Several cars were left in ditches and some front doors and cars were completely snowed in.
On the first day of spring, let us relive the tail end of the 3-day blizzard...and pray, never again. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iqaluit?src=hash">#Iqaluit</a> <a href="https://t.co/dCcTNjnHjv">pic.twitter.com/dCcTNjnHjv</a>—@NickMurray91
The forecast for Iqaluit on the first day of spring? A little bit more snow and a high of –17 C.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCNews">@CBCNews</a> the calm after the storm! We had a three-day blizzard that ended yesterday evening. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpringEquinox?src=hash">#SpringEquinox</a> <a href="https://t.co/vaGwHEKx01">pic.twitter.com/vaGwHEKx01</a>—@geckospots
It's another beautiful day out on the west coast, with temperatures going above zero across most of the province. There were sunny skies in Kamloops.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCNews">@CBCNews</a> spring in beautiful Kamloops! <a href="https://t.co/0iUwoBAfAB">pic.twitter.com/0iUwoBAfAB</a>—@jessica_dewolf
In Lower Kootenay, the thaw continues. Resident Kathryn Ryches told CBC News that the "snow is mostly gone and everything is brown."
Meanwhile, cherry blossoms and flowers have started blooming in Vancouver, where these photos were taken earlier this week.
There's a range of temperatures across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, from double digits in Calgary to below zero in the northern parts of the provinces. Much of the snow on the ground is melting. In Winnipeg, the weather is mild and "bang-on seasonal."
It may be the first day of spring, but there's still glimpses of winter in different parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCNews">@CBCNews</a> Ssssaskatchewan! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/firstdayofspring?src=hash">#firstdayofspring</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpringEquinox?src=hash">#SpringEquinox</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ohwell?src=hash">#ohwell</a> <a href="https://t.co/ykgv5YPnE9">pic.twitter.com/ykgv5YPnE9</a>—@fhaedra
It was a relatively mild winter in the province that felt more like spring. The Moir family in Nepean, Ont. celebrated the start of the new season by skating in their back yard — the vast majority of which they turned into a rink. It's still frozen solid.
Prince Edward Island
This pooch from the south shore of P.E.I. is all bundled up and prepped for the spring storm on the way out east.
Environment Canada says the low pressure system moving up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard Sunday will cross the Maritimes on Monday as it heads toward Newfoundland.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCNews">@CBCNews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/radiant?src=hash">#radiant</a> <a href="https://t.co/aOGilFi95k">pic.twitter.com/aOGilFi95k</a>—@yomydj
Newfoundland and Labrador
It's still very much winter in parts of Newfoundland, like the Northern Peninsula.
Spring is thought to be a time for new beginnings and a new start. N.L.'s Maple the Mobile Goat took that literally, giving birth to three baby goats on Sunday. Happy spring!
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