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Early season storm freezes Lac La Biche region

Gallery: Reminders of winter weather

Just a week ago, it came in like a lamb ... warming temperatures, melting ice, the promise of a short-sleeved Easter .... but a week afer the March 20 welcome of Spring ... the lion took over.  A white lion with a howling roar.  

Freezing rain, blowing snow, and howling winds hit the Lakeland on Sunday night, the bast coming just days after a weather warnings were issued. Trade your rubber boots for winter boots, your short-sleeved shirts for parkas and perhaps hold onto those winter tires for just a little longer, was the message received by gale-force winds and snow.

The storm continued its barrage into Monday, and is a reminder that the word "seasons' is only a suggestion in this part of the world.

For those who forget that Alberta's best weather advice is: "If you don't like the weather right now, wait five minutes", we've put a few photos together showing just how quickly it can change.

Enjoy ... not really.