October 3, 2012
Well, it was bound to happen at some point – but now just seems too soon.
It is officially snowing in Calgary.
Today, we’re looking at high of 5 C and a 60 per cent chance of wet snow near noon, followed by a 60 per cent chance of rain showers. The city will likely see winds out of the northwest of about 30 km/h becoming light this afternoon. Tonight, is forecast to be cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers early this evening.
You’ll need to bundle up tonight with a low of -5 C and frost.
But, any amount of snow would pale in comparison to the three-day dump that buried the city at the beginning of October in 1916. On Oct. 4 that year, Calgary was hit with 46 centimetres (18 inches), which is the largest snowfall recorded in the city for October.
There’s also good news for long weekend revellers as Environment Canada forecasts sunny days from Friday through Sunday, featuring double-digit highs.