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WATCH: Canadian Cold Blast to Thank for Dog's Adorable First Encounter With Snow

Early-season snow accumulated and created a wintry scene across Western Canada early this week, much to the delight of a dog who had never seen snow.

Chilly air dominated the region, allowing the snow to fall and stick to surfaces, including roadways.

"A strong arctic high pressure system over northwest Canada delivered an unusually cold air mass by September standards into Alberta," said AccuWeather Canada Weather Expert Brett Anderson. "The combination of this cold air, a weak disturbance and upsloping wind produced the snow Monday with over 20 centimeters reported northwest of Calgary."

A 2-year-old rescue dog from California is caught below enjoying snow for its first time ever.

Snow falling so early in the fall is uncommon, but not necessarily unprecedented for the area according to Anderson.

The same cold front will send a major chill into the U.S. and could sweep parts Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming with snowfall.

Snowfall Totals as of 8 p.m. Monday MST

Location
Snow Amount (cm)
Northwest Calgary
20
Bow Valley
18
Grande Cache
15
Cochrane
15
Calgary International Airport
9