Calgary hasn't seen above freezing temperatures once this entire month

Feb 23 2019, 2:50 am

It’s something of an understatement, but we’ll say it anyway: It has been quite cold in Calgary.

Now before you head to the comments with a “No duh, Sherlock,” hear us out here, because Calgary hasn’t seen a single day hour moment when the temperature reached above freezing in the entirety of February.

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You might be thinking that’s no big deal, and that past winters have been just as cold, right?

Well, apparently the city hasn’t seen this many consecutive sub-zero February days in over 80 years.

The current record is held by a February cold spell that didn’t see a 1°C day for 27 days straight, and that was way back in 1936.

Weather historian Rolf Campbell is the one keeping track of all these numbers, by the way, and according to his Twitter account YYC Weather Records, this winter has been one for the books in more ways than one.

This February is already in fourth place for most consecutive February days at -13°C, while we’re also looking at fifth place for most consecutive days of precipitation at 21 days straight.

Given the current seven-day weather forecast, it’s looking like February 2019 will be breaking a few more records before the month is out — but we’re just hoping for an unexpected chinook to deliver us safely into spring!


Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

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