It snowed today in Calgary. It's October 3rd. Too soon? Well, maybe, considering just three days ago it was 24 degrees and we were lounging in our shorts.
But if there is one certainty in Alberta, it's that our weather can be extremely unpredictable, and snow can appear during any month of the year.
And if there is one certainty, anywhere, it's that people will always freak out a little bit when the first flurries of the season are spotted.
Here are the six things Calgarians are certain to say when coping (or not coping whatsoever) with the first (teeny, tiny) snowfall of the season.
There are those who rejoice:
"It's the most wonderful timeeee of the yearrr!!" tweets Paige (@PayG_P).
Suzi (@liljoy79) shares a similar sentiment with her tweet "Love Love Love the snow !!! #yyc"
Love Love Love the snow !!! #yyc— Suzi(@lilyjoy79) October 3, 2012
And those who lament:
Like Curtis Mah (@CURTMAH) who minces no words with a "kiss my ass."
I like all the positivity #yyc, but really snow can kiss my ass— Curtis Mah (@CURTMAH) October 3, 2012
The fashionistas are excited for a wardrobe change:
"First snow of the year in #yyc! Parkas, toques, and mitts here we come!" tweets Casey K (@CaseyK_PR)
First snow of the year in #yyc! Parkas, toques, and mitts here we come!— Casey K (@CaseyK_PR) October 3, 2012
Sonia Maria (@sonia_couture88) is looking forward to the heavier fashions the cooler temperatures bring, as well.
There are those who we assume are channeling their snow rage back on their fellow Twitter users:
Like Andrea Boucher (@Tattooed403) who reminded Calgarians "Ok people, it's just a bit of snow... I'm pretty sure you've seen it falling before. You know living in this City, that it happens..."
Ok people, it's just a bit of snow...I'm pretty sure you've seen it falling before.You know living in this City, that it happens... #yyc— Andrea Boucher (@Tattooed403) October 3, 2012
Or Randie Anderson's (@randieanderson) astute observation that we do not live in a tropical locale (duh.)
And those who have no faith in Calgary drivers, whatsoever:
"Have a feeling everyone's going to driving like a dick at the first sign of snow," tweeted Eric S. (@erictiptaptip.)
Taking the bus to work. Have a feeling everyone's going to driving like a dick at the first sign of snow. #yyc— Eric S. (@erictiptaptip) October 3, 2012
"Get over it and don't drive like an idiot," advises Sundus (@Sun_Khan11.)
Brittany Gilmour (@Bgilmour_13) is actually embarrassed by drivers in Calgary, tweeting "Snow falling and apparently everyone in #yyc forgets how to drive."
And, inevitably, you have the wiseacres:
"Snow? What snow?" tweeted not one but two people this morning.
Snow, what snow? #yyc— mct (@mctmom3) October 3, 2012
Snow??? What snow? #yyc— MrRocknRoll (@mrrocknroll) October 3, 2012
But, K.J. McCauley (@kjmccauley) wins the tweet of the first snowfall. From a snow-free Edmonton, he tweeted "Snow in #yyc. To quote Nelson from The Simpsons: "ha ha"."
Snow in #yyc.To quote Nelson from The Simpsons:"ha ha"— kj mccauley (@kjmccauley) October 3, 2012
CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE CALGARIANS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS MORNING'S SNOWFALL IN OUR GALLERY BELOW