Last month was the warmest May that Calgary has ever seen

Jun 4 2018, 3:52 pm

If you thought that Calgary was seeing some unprecedented temperatures last month, you weren’t wrong — the city just saw its warmest May ever, when looking at the average hourly temperature.

Usually, the average temperature hovers around 8.01°C to 11.84°C during May in our part of Alberta, according to YYC Weather Records, a Twitter account dedicated to tracking the ever-changing forecasts of Calgary.

May 2018 saw a serious increase in average hourly temperature, clocking in at a toasty 14.74°C once all 31 days of May were accounted for.

That number places it at the top of the list for recorded years, knocking May 1897 (when Calgarians saw an average temperature of 14.42°C) out of the first-place spot.

Not so bad considering that we were still dealing with snow route parking bans in April.

While we can hope this means that a nice, sunny summer is on its way, any Calgarian with a window knows that the weather can change as quickly as a chinook headache can hit in these parts.

Be sure to keep an eye on that forecast and those fingers crossed, just in case.

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