CALGARY -- A shorter article about the conditions we’ll face moving forward usually bodes well for the city. That’s the story today! We fall beneath that wave of high pressure that just yesterday tried pushing northern air our way and kept us rather cool early.

Wildfire smoke from the U.S. has worked into B.C. While westerly wind aloft is a prevalent element for us, the Environment Canada Firework model doesn’t project that we’ll deal with smoke here.

With these next few lovely days — and the well-rounded knowledge that in southern Alberta there will rapidly come a time where the 20s vanish until spring — there will likely be plenty of outdoor activities, with some carrying into the evening. If a bonfire is in the works this week, do pay mind to Alberta’s fire bans:

Alberta fire bans, Sept. 9, 2020

Here’s the five-day forecast:


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 23C
  • Evening: clear, low 8C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 26C
  • Evening: clear, low 13C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 25C
  • Evening: building cloud, low 9C


  • Early showers, clearing for the afternoon
  • Daytime high: 16C
  • Evening: clear, low 8C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 22C
  • Evening: clear, low 8C

We have a few excellent photos for today!

Carolyn took this suburban sunset shot yesterday:

Calgary, suburbs, colourful sky, clouds

Darren caught the roll cloud over our city yesterday, too! Undulating waves of air can occasionally produce these off of the Rockies.

Roll cloud, Calgary, downtown, Sept. 8, 2020

Lastly, a tandem photo from Sue and Jack of Mt. Kidd.

Mt. Kidd, photo of the day, Sue and Jack

Thanks for the sends, everybody!

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