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It's snowing on the North Shore — in June!

Photos and videos posted to social media on Tuesday show snow falling — and sticking to the ground — at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains.

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says this 'Juneuary' weather isn't abnormal

"Mother Nature seems a little confused this morning," said Grouse Mountain Resort on Facebook. (Grouse Mountain Resort/Facebook)

It's snowing on the North Shore — in June!

Photos and videos posted to social media on Tuesday show snow falling — and sticking to the ground — at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. 

Winter wonderland at Grouse

Bears in snow at Grouse

Over at Cypress

And also at Mt. Seymour

Please tell me summer isn't over

But before you think the summer season is officially bust, CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says this isn't abnormal. 

"Cold low pressure systems often have a habit of sliding down to B.C. from Alaska during the month of June, bringing with it a much cooler air mass in the upper atmosphere," she said. "Hence our 'Juneuary' reputation."

The contrast between the cooler temperatures higher up in the atmosphere and the warmer ocean temperatures is the perfect setup for unsettled weather.

While it isn't as common to get snow below 1,200 metres in June, it's definitely not out of the questions and it has happened before. Back in 2011, Grouse Mountain even kept the runs open through the month of June. 

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