It might still be summer, but what looks like the first snowfall of the season has come down decently close to Calgary.
The cold weather we’ve been seeing mixed with a bit of rain to bring down a few premature flakes early this morning, and it was all caught on a traffic camera set up on Highway 1 near Canmore just east of Deadman’s Flats Overpass.
— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) August 27, 2018
The snow had stopped by dawn, and while no trace could be seen by 7:22 am, that early morning dusting is just a glimpse of what is to come for the Rocky Mountains and the areas around Calgary as we head into fall and winter.
According to this year’s forecast from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Calgary’s temperatures will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall.
The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, and throughout January, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January, late February, and mid- to late April.
Taking a look at things a little closer to the present finds a bright and sunny week for Calgary, though getting unseasonably cold in the night.
Monday night will get all the way down to 5°C, so it’s definitely not a stretch of the imagination to think that Canmore — which has an altitude over 1,000 feet higher than Calgary, mind you — has seen some snow on August 27.
Early Christmas shopping, anyone?