Isso mesmo, só em Calgary...em algumas regiões da cidade chegou a acumular 15cm de neve.
A tradição que o pessoal tem de comprar flores, tulipas, etc, para plantar no backyard nesta época do ano não está sendo uma boa experiência...uma colega de trabalho está na terceira tentativa de plantar as tulipas no seu jardim e disse que não vai gastar mais dinheiro se perder tudo novamente, outra disse que aqui neva todos os 12 meses do ano...mas afinal, o que faz as pessoas morarem em Alberta ? a resposta é sempre a mesma: boa economia, emprego e bons salários...nada mais.
Comentário que alguns calgarianos colocaram no Calgary Herald sobre o clima na região:
"This is typical April/May weather here. Calgary doesn’t have a spring. It has Chinook season in February and March; winter comes back in April and May. Summer may start in June, or it may rain for 4 weeks straight. Then Stampede starts. Don’t’ like it or can’t hack it then pack up your crud and move back to Ontario. And for those that stick around because they don’t want to trade in their six figure salary in Oil&Gas for a minimum wage job at Home Depot in Southern Ontario; buy some snow tires and be quiet!"
"If you were not born and raised in Calgary then you should know we never put away our winter jackets.......as this is Calgary and the weather could and does change at any time. Enjoy it and go with the flow. Life is too short to be grumpy and complaining about something you have no control over."
"One would think we had a natural disaster with the wet snow this weekend. Some of you if you were around in the early sixties will remmemeber that it snowed during Stampede week. Even the Queen had to wear a warm coat at the Grandstand Show. Toronto is having a heat wave while we have snow."
"High yesterday in Calgary: 2 degrees; high yesterday in Norman Wells in the far north of NWT: 31 degrees. It looks like the oil industry in Calgary really has gone to extremes to disprove "global warming"."
"Calgarians should demand that Parliament be immediately prorogued so that its Conservative MP's can return to the city and warm up the place with all their hot air."
"The Alberta Advantage: 11 months of wacky wild weather, no trees, birds, insects other forms of life, no gardens, overpriced and under-constructed - no where to go on days off except a 4 hour drive to whereelse = BC, no civilized modern neighboring city nearby for over 1000 Km's, no culture, no history, no entertainment , a bad NHL team, a work-camp mentality and a dictatorship of bullies running the province..."
"For all those "New Albertan" reporters and citizens, this type of weather is nothing new in Alberta. This often lasts well into June, even July. And we have had snow in August. We have learned to live with the weather and noone has died because of our June weather. Can't say this for other parts of the world with cyclones, tornados, hurricanes, earth quakes, etc.. There is one thing people can do that don't like the weather and that is leave."
O jeito é aproveitar a boa previsão do tempo para esta semana enquanto não neva novamente na big cold farm...