Calgary and some of the surrounding area felt some summer heat relief Saturday with an August snowfall. The surprising winter weather was met with a resounding only-in-Alberta sentiment — and a bit of excitement from winter sports enthusiasts.
The weather seemed to catch many Calgarians off guard.
People weren't the only ones caught off guard.
Even the Weather Network seemed a bit surprised at the forecast.
It seemed the only-in-Alberta sentiment was a common reaction among Calgarians.
Snow in Calgary!! pic.twitter.com/NDHerWk70d— @Bewitchn
"Only in Alberta, eh?" one woman can be heard saying in the video as she watches a light snowfall.
They seemed resigned to their fate of unpredictable weather.
Welcome to Calgary. Weather: hot and sunny today; cold and snow tomorrow; hot and sunny the day after. Pack appropriately. #yyc— @vfrcowboy
#Calgary, my beautiful hometown, where I've now officially seen snow in every single month of the year.— @am1_wong
Not everyone was happy with the surprise snowfall.
Oh Canada… August 21st and it's snowing in Calgary. Go home weather you're drunk. (Photo Courtesy John Gluck) pic.twitter.com/0dk6kjKTxw— @ScottyTWN
But some seemed to take it in good stride, cracking jokes about the weather.
Of course, those not in the area couldn't help but poke fun at Calgary's fate.
Cold enough to put on winter socks after work and haha Calgary got snow today. Hope I didn't just jinx Edmonton. pic.twitter.com/s822nXLHNf— @DeliKatLily
However, winter-sports fans seemed excited that they may be able to strap on a pair of skis a few months earlier than expected.
@GetOutThere I'm tempted to bust out my x-skis if the weather takes a further nose dive— @Pravda_Mufc
I seem to be the only one that's stoked about snow falling in Calgary already 🎿❄️— @nevvie13
But, the snowfall was short-lived, and sunnier skies prevailed on Saturday.
Yesterday it was snowing. Today summer is back. Sweet Southern Alberta. You always keep me guessing. pic.twitter.com/1BS3HfH5Sw— @cbcrob
While skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts may have been disappointed, some were glad to see the summer snow was short-lived.
Happy to see the snow stopped falling in the NW of Calgary. Kids were ready to pull the Xmas tree out of storage! pic.twitter.com/FnB4Metehc— @CandaceRandall