CALGARY -- I had to re-write this as we have pushed through the morning, more because the “thing that was going to happen” … happened.

A good dose of westerly wind brought warm, dry air through Monday that drove temperatures up to 22C and provided gusts a hair beneath 50 km/h.

Overnight, the west wind calmed but pressed on, keeping us between 17C and 18C — that’s the power of that warm, dry air at work.

Everything is eventual, however, and the inevitable drop has occurred as of the 6 a.m. hour: we lost the west wind, and thus lost the heat. We were down to 13C as a result.

This is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to complain about. Anyone who grumbles about our circumstances needs to wind the clock back 365 days and take a look here:

Calgary snow totals Sept. 29, 2020

That said, high pressure persists, temperatures remain above the frost advisory marker (with a chance to adjust that tomorrow evening) and aside from light rainshowers this evening, we’re doing just fine.

Here’s the five-day forecast:


  • Mostly sunny
  • Daytime high: 20C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 6C


  • Early showers, then partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 16C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 4C


  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 23C
  • Evening: some cloud. low 7C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 19C
  • Evening: clear, low 4C


  • Mostly sunny
  • Daytime high: 19C
  • Evening: clear, low 8C

Three more photos today!

Firstly, a beautiful shot of the sunset, taken by Joy in Rutland Park:

Calgary weather

Second, the obligatory “fall photo” from Kim at the Crystal Ridge Golf Course:

Calgary weather

Aaand lastly, one more moment of reminiscence about a year ago. Thanks for sending, Sharon!

Calgary snow

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