Winter is finally here.
After a month that saw a record broken for warmest December 9 ever recorded, Calgary is finally set to see some cold white flakes falling from the sky.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for parts of Alberta including the City of Calgary as of early Monday morning, warning of 10 to 30 cm of snow falling between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
The snow comes from a low pressure system pushed into Montana, which will bring a dumping of snow to southern Alberta – a much needed respite from the warm and dry conditions that have caused parts of the province to issue fire bans.
According to the warning, the heaviest snows will fall in the Pincher Creek, Cardson, and Kananaskis regions with roughly 25 to 30 cm falling.
Calgary itself is expecting 10 to 20 cm by Wednesday evening.
Long story short: Today might be the day to finally get those snow tires back on.