Calgary broke a 127-year-old weather record over the weekend

Dec 11 2017, 4:18 pm

It only took 127 years, but December 9 finally saw a temperature above 14.4°C.

The record for the day’s highest temperature was broken on Saturday, when temperature gauges in the city shot past the highest recorded warmth of 14.4°C set in 1890, and found themselves at a scorching 15°C.

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It might not be the same warmth we’re used to feeling in the summer, but it’s still 16°C higher than the average high for this time of year.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that this would be a record-breaking December for warm temperatures, as Calgary still hasn’t seen a flake of snow throughout the 12th month of the year.

The rest of the week is looking to be more of the same, with sunny skies and highs ranging from 3°C to 10°C heading into the weekend.

So throw on those shades, grab a patio drink, and quit worrying about whether we’ll be having a white Christmas; it’s Calgary, the snow (and winter) is coming.

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