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A friend and colleague sent me a picture this morning of the snow outside his house. We have a running, and humorous, back and forth every year about our cities' respective weather.

For those of you who have never experienced September snow before, enjoy! As much as people complain about the Ottawa weather, in the seven years I've been here we have never had snow this early. Knock on wood. ;)

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