It might not be a white Christmas in Calgary this year

Dec 11 2018, 8:42 pm

We know, we know… snow isn’t everybody’s best friend — especially here in Calgary, when it seems like the white stuff sticks around until the first days of freaking summer, for crying out loud.

But it isn’t hard to argue that a bit of the white stuff adds a little something to the holiday magic as we head further into December, and the 25th just wouldn’t be quite the same if it wasn’t a true white Christmas.

…which may just be Calgary’s fate, if The Weather Network’s 14-day forecast is to be believed.

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Calgary’s weather forecast (The Weather Network)

For anyone who just glanced outside their window and saw that the snow on their front yard does, in fact, still exist — we are taking that into account here, don’t you worry.

That covering of snow is at risk of disappearing over the next week, as the upcoming forecast pegs the daily high to be around 5 to 7°C, and though it is expected to get much colder the following week, there’s not much of a chance for more snow over the next 14 days.

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Calgary’s weather forecast (The Weather Network)

We may see a little bit of snow in the coming week (which could be just enough to keep the ground that festive white until Christmas), as a few flurries can be expected on Wednesday, and a 10% to 30% of precipitation can be seen in the days that follow.

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Calgary’s weather forecast (The Weather Network)

Christmas day is forecast to be a mix of sun and clouds with a seasonally-appropriate high of -6°C and a chilly (though not biting) low of -12°C.

Whether or not a Christmastime stroll through the neighbourhood will be accompanied by a snowball fight remains to be seen, but perhaps old Saint Nick has a little something up his sleeves for YYC.