Either we’re returning to summery weather, or that was a typo.
Environment Canada is predicting that Calgary will see a high of 24°C come the start of November, jumping more than 10 degrees between November 1 and 2.
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Huge changes in weather and temperatures are not a rarity here in Calgary, with sudden snowfalls and Chinook winds keeping us on our toes, but something about that 24°C may just be too good to be true.
The Weather Network’s forecast for November 2 offers a milder (though still not freezing) forecast of a 13°C high and sunny skies.
Environment Canada also shows weather extremes for each day, and November 2’s warmest day ever was back in 1969, which saw a high of 21.7°C — meaning that for the 24°C prediction to come true, it would have to break the record by over 2°C.
It’s not impossible for November temperatures to break into the 20s, evidently, but we’re not going to get our hopes too high for tanning weather in the eleventh month.
Calgary has already seen quite the shift in weather over the past few weeks, with our first big snowfall being all but melted as temperatures warmed back up at the tail end of October.
Compared to last year, which saw record-breaking snowfall as early as the end of September, this fall has actually been rather mild.
Whether we see a high of 13°C or 24°C to start off November, Calgarians should enjoy it all the same while they still can — seeing as freezing temperatures are likely right around the corner.