CALGARY -- Monday was all over the map. Between the meteor at 6:23 and the thundersnow in the 9 o'clock hour, we were kept busy! I chatted yesterday about that cold frontal passage that was expected to rip by, and it generated quite the light show.

Here's a quick breakdown on how thundersnow develops:

On to today: there ARE forecast models displaying marginal instability this afternoon. It's a small chance, but perhaps more of that fancy thundersnow could roil off the foothills in a spot or two. But it's a small chance. Otherwise, we're looking at one to two centimetres of fresh snow on the ground by tomorrow morning.

Otherwise, our upper air is lilting in from the northwest for a couple of days, which brings about cool conditions – heaven forbid I call it "cold!" I wouldn't believe it if I said it, compared to what else February has had on offer. By Thursday, westerly wind returns for a little bit.

Here's the five-day forecast:


  • Snow showers
  • Daytime high: 1 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low -8 C


  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: -2 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low -4 C


  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 2 C
  • Evening: building flurries, low -4 C


  • PM snow showers
  • Daytime high: -1 C
  • Evening: more snow, low -12 C


  • AM flurries
  • Daytime high: -7 C
  • Evening: more snow, low -8 C

Photos today are from one heck of a birder, Patrice, who captured these Bohemian Waxwings!

Patrice, Bohemian Waxwings, Calgary

And Marni, enjoying a day at Sunshine Village:

Marni, Sunshine Village

You can submit your weather photos here, or email me here! Kevin Stanfield