· · · ·

Major early-season snowstorm shatters Calgary’s snow, temperature, precipitation and humidity records, Canada

major-early-season-snowstorm-shatters-calgary-s-snow-temperature-precipitation-and-humidity-records-canada

A major early-season snowstorm hit parts of southern Canada at the beginning of October 2018, dumping more than 4 times the average monthly snow in just one day. The snow is now over in most of the region but more is expected in the days ahead. Below average temperatures are expected to continue.

According to Environment Canada data gathered by weather historian Rolf Campbell, the amount of snow Calgary, Alberta recorded in the first three days of October is more than quadruple the average of 9.2 cm (3.6 inches). By the end of October 3, Calgary's has already had its snowiest October since 1961 and is on its 7th place for snowiest October since records began.

In 24 hours of October 2, the city recorded 32.8 cm (12.9 inches) of snow, making it the snowiest fall day in 103 years (since November 13, 1914). It was its snowiest day in more than 37 years (since May 6, 1981), the snowiest October day since records began in 1881, and the snowiest October 2 since records began in 1884.

With 23.7 mm (0.93 inches) of precipitation, it was also its wettest October 2 since records began in 1884.

With a high of -1.6 °C (29.1 °F) on October 2, it was the coldest October day in 5 years (since October 28, 2013). It was also its coldest October 2 since records began in 1884.

With an average humidity of 93.0%, it was Calgary's moistest October 2 since records began in 1953.

October 2 was also Calgary's first frozen day of the season, 27 days before typical first (October 29).

With a minimum temperature of -6.8 °C (19.7 °F), yesterday was Calgary's coldest October 3 in 115 years (1903).

Calgary ground to a halt after nearly 40 cm (unofficial observations) of snow hammered the city, prompting appeals to neighboring cities, and as far away as Edmonton, for additional snow removal equipment, The Weather Network meteorologists said, adding that this unusually cold pattern is set to last through the first half of October with reinforcing blasts of arctic air. "These massive mounds of snow aren't likely to go anywhere," they said.

Calgary Police and City of Calgary Transportation encouraged residents to stay off the roads if possible. A snow route parking ban went into effect for designated snow routes Wednesday morning at 10:00 local time, set to last until Saturday morning at 10:00, as clean up continues.

Police say there were over 250 collisions reported in the city of Calgary alone between 23:00 local time, October 1 and 15:30 on October 2. Elsewhere, RCMP responded to more than 80 collisions in southern Alberta in 24 hours to 10:30 LT, October 3.

Featured image credit: Wendy P

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles



Your support makes a difference

Dear valued reader,

We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.

The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.

If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.

Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Teo Blašković

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us on Patreon

support us on patreon

or by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

3 Comments

  1. While I appreciate the post above and acknowledge the importance of educating people from different perspectives, please can you check your posts and spelling before clicking that post comment button although not all posts will be totally correct it would have a somewhat better impact if the spelling was right.

  2. Normal, Not unusual in any way at all, When you engineer the weather you might get some out of range action, But you all continue to accept this crap so Have Fun.

  3. This was really worst then it looks because the crops are still in the fealds ther harvest was indeed snatch away from them to just as it read at Jeremiah 8:13 Jeremiah 5:24 Act 7:5-7

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *