CALGARY -- The articles are getting a little shorter for a while, since the conditions are… well, you'll see. So here's a ridiculous series of stats, instead.

First, the hockey one: In games where Milan Lucic has scored a goal this season, the Flames have lost 83 per cent of the time.

Now, the weather ones!

Calgary, February, 2021, weather

Temperature differentials in our shoulder months (February and October) can really show some wild swings. October 2020 had a high-high of 24.2 C and a low-low of -18.4 C, for a differential of 42.6 C. The high came on the first of the month, and the low on the 25th, though; much more spaced out than February's drop.

On to our current setup. The primary jet responsible for the warmest day of the year so far in the city (10.2 C, beating Jan. 17th's 9.7 C) has dipped south of Calgary, so Lethbridge and communities south of that latitude will reap the benefits and the jet is strengthening a lot in the US Midwest. Bismarck, North Dakota, should hit around 15 C today!

So, we're into benign conditions for the next couple of days. Lighter westerly wind is expected. A ridge of high pressure will shift our upper wind to a southwesterly trajectory and push us toward more "warmest day of 2021" material by the weekend.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is on board with high confidence, too:

Environment Canada, Calgary, anomalies, weather

Enjoy! Beware the melt-freeze cycle that can occur with overnight lows in the negatives. It could get icy out there.


Here's the five-day forecast:


  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: 5 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -4 C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 7 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -1 C


  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: 10 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -1 C


  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: 12 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 1 C


  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 10 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -1 C

Lots of pics today. Let’s start with Laurellea, who snapped this amazing shot of the Aurora by moonlight in Hussar, AB:

Aurora, Hussar, Alberta

Then, our towercam caught our downtown with a magnificent sunrise, but I defer to Roy, the expert, at catching that perfect moment with maximum colour.

Calgary, skyline, sunrise, March

Calgary, skyline, sunrise, Roy, March

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