With temperatures currently sitting at comfortable, and even balmy, late November highs in Calgary, it may be tough to look at what's coming in the long range forecast ahead. It's a forecast that will surely send a shiver down your spine.
A major pattern change is in the works and temperatures are expected to plunge into their coldest values of the season, with -20s widespread across the province.
"With a daytime high of -21°C currently forecast for Calgary's airport next Thursday, December 1, this would be the coldest daytime high in over 100 years for this date," says Kelly Sonnenburg, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
The year of 1919 was the last time Calgary (YYC) recorded a daytime high colder than -21°C on December 1.
In terms of this year, the last time Calgary has recorded a daytime high this cold was back on January 7, 2022 -- over 320 days ago, during the heart of winter!
Temperatures through the overnight hours will bottom out closer to -28°C next week, but feeling like the minus 30s. While some overnight low temperatures in early November have already dipped down into the -20s, temperatures near -28°C haven't been felt since the beginning of January 2022, either.