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Leonardo DiCaprio Experienced A Chinook In Alberta And Freaked Out

And now he's being mocked.

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Noted actor and dadbod prototype Leonardo DiCaprio is very passionate about climate change. He's also — bless his lil' heart — very ill-informed about Alberta weather.

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DiCaprio was shooting his new movie The Revenant (not Game of Thrones, despite appearances) near Calgary last winter when he experienced a chinook. And it really freaked him out.

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According to Variety, DiCaprio told a Q&A audience:

"We were in Calgary and the locals were saying, 'This has never happened in our province, ever,'" he said to the largely guild and Academy audience. "We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come."

What he experienced was, of course, a chinook, a completely routine weather phenomenon in Alberta. Essentially, they're a blast of warm air from the Rocky Mountains that bring a touch of summer to the dead of winter. Which means the "locals" were either equally ill-informed or liars from Toronto.

DiCaprio, however, had no chill about it:

"...It was scary. I've never experienced something so firsthand that was so dramatic. You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference."


And Albertans are not impressed.

A Chinook is a warm wind that Calgarians welcome. #LeonardoDiCaprio is a hot fart that blew in and left an unwanted stench in the air.

Dear Leo, once you've experienced -30°C (or -52°C) w/ wind chills included, you would beg for a day of Chinook winds too. #yyc #abweather

I wish someone had explained to Leonardo DiCaprio what a Chinook is.

Sorry, bro.

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