With warm weather, giant puddles of water and blue skies, a few of us might have a serious case of spring fever.

But this is Alberta, and Canada is the second coldest country, and it has been known to snow sometimes in every month of the year.

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada, says we need to be patient.

"It is almost a psychological downer," said Phillips. "We feel that we have endured the longest season."

Especially if it snowed in September or October, because even with chinooks,  it can be a really long season.

With the arrival of March, everyone tends to get excited for Spring.

"The days are galloping along, we are adding three minutes of sun every day. You can actually feel the warmth of that sun on your skin compared to what it was in January."

Then when the weather turns cold again, it seems unfair.

"It's a mental reverse. We feel that we are owed good weather and its not happening as quickly as we want."

Last year was one of the warmest Springs on records.

However, the month of March on average, over 30 years, up to 72 cm of snow can fall which is 41 percent of the total snowfall for the year.

"In southern Alberta when winter is over now snow season begins, and your mud season, and your flood season. You haven't finished shovelling, plowing and pushing it yet."

For farmers and ranchers Spring snow can be very important for their crops.

"It's money in the bank. It's usually moist and gives a nice drink of water to the top soil."

Phillips added sometimes Spring can come in fits and starts, with two or three days of winter, then all of a sudden it rains, then it flips back to snow.

"It's hard to write the obituary on winter weather at this time of the year. It just seems to want to hang on and summer wants to get a foothold. It seems like it is weather wars out there."

In Alberta it is that wild changing weather, that keeps everyone talking it.

"Winter can turn into spring in a matter of minutes."

He said seasonal weather is hard to pin down.

"There are a lot of wild swings. Like jokers in the weather deck."

"If you don't like the weather out the front door, look out the back door," said Phillips.

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