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Say it ain’t snow! Northern Alberta wakes up to winter weather

Click to play video: 'Edmonton early morning weather forecast: Wednesday, September 12, 2018' Edmonton early morning weather forecast: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
WATCH ABOVE: Here's Mike Sobel's Wednesday, September 12, 2018 early morning weather forecast for Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area – Sep 12, 2018

We knew winter weather was coming. … And now it’s here.

READ MORE: Snow in September expected across west-central Alberta this week

Snow has begun to blanket parts of northern Alberta, including in Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie, where residents woke up to the white stuff.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Monday, saying a cool air mass will invade much of Alberta this week, “bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer.”

That statement was later upgraded to a snowfall warning for parts of northern Alberta, where, when all is said and done, between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow could fall.

Several people sent in photos on Wednesday morning, and took to social media to share their frustration. After all, it is technically still summer for another 10 days. (Don’t shoot the messenger!)

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Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
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Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
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Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
Snow in Gift Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Allan Lamouche
Snow in High Prairie, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Phyllis Gauchier
Snow in Grande Prairie Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018.
Snow in Grande Prairie Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Angi Neitz Gronvall
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Barbara Glover
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Deb Billey
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Tamara Arkell-Carrigan
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Tamara Arkell-Carrigan
Snow in Valleyview, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018.
Snow in Valleyview, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Adison Macnab
Snow in Kinuso Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018.
Snow in Kinuso Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018. Courtesy: Kinuso Shirley Willier

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Snow in Wabasca, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Jerry Brown
Snow in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Lyle Theisen
Snow in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Stephanie Walker
Snow in Sturgeon Heights, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Becky Smith‎

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