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

WATCH ABOVE: Here's Mike Sobel's Wednesday, September 12, 2018 early morning weather forecast for Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area.

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.
Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Snow in Slave Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Dawneen Lyne Ball
Snow in Gift Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Snow in Gift Lake, Alta. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Courtesy: Allan Lamouche
Snow in High Prairie, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018.
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
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018 Courtesy: Tamara Arkell-Carrigan
Snow in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sept. 12, 2018.
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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