Forecasted snowfall could make for a truly white Christmas in Calgary

Dec 19 2018, 4:53 pm

It’s a Christmas miracle!

…Well, it could be. There’s a 30% to 60% chance, depending on who you ask.

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Calgary still has a thin, frozen layer of snow covering most of the lawns and parks around the area, but a high of 8°C today and relatively mild temperatures throughout the rest of the week could thaw what snow remains, potentially dashing the dreams of a white Christmas.

While the city of Calgary hasn’t seen a proper snowfall for what has seemed like the entirety of December, some fresh flakes are in the forecast for next Tuesday, December 25.

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Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

Environment Canada pegs the possibility of flurries at 30% both on Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day, while The Weather Network bumps that forecast up to a 60% chance of light snow.

We’re going to have to go with The Weather Network on this one, because a beautiful, light falling of snow on the most magical day of the year is what dreams holiday TV specials are made of.

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Calgary weather this week (The Weather Network)

The days leading up to Tuesday are both chilly and beautiful, with mainly sunny skies, a few clouds, and a low of around -10°C.

Christmas night is when the real Calgary cold comes in, with temperatures plummeting down to -15°C. Making it the perfect night to cozy up by the fire with some friends, family, and a few (spiked) hot chocolates.

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