It's official: 2018 is the smokiest year Calgary has ever seen

Aug 20 2018, 10:25 pm

Well, it finally happened.

No, you weren’t exaggerating when you thought that this smoke has been the absolute worst — it actually is.

According to the YYC Weather Records Twitter account, 2018 has taken the title as the smokiest year on record.

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The moniker was officially passed forward from 2017 on Monday when we saw the 316th hour of smoky skies here in Calgary.

Keep in mind, this isn’t for consecutive hours of smoke — 2018 actually won that title yesterday at 2 pm with 112 hours.

It’s definitely not a record to celebrate, but it’s worth noting that an expected break in the smog could be on its way for Wednesday (fingers crossed) and that would definitely be something to get excited about.