Environment Canada has provided an outlook on how the weather may feel this fall.
Firstly, meteorologists cover seasons a little differently than others. Rather than consider the ‘astrological’ beginning of fall (Sep. 23), the ‘meteorological’ start to fall was back on September 1.
“With that being said, the fall outlook looks to remain above normal, which is a trend we’ve seen for the last number of months, in not only Central Alberta, but Western Canada as a whole,” said Justin Shelley with Environment Canada.
October is looking about the same, with temperatures expected above average, but with a bit more precipitation than what’s expected for that time of year.
Unfortunately, it’s too far away to say if we’ll land on a snow-less Halloween this year.
“The long-range models are still indicating above normal temperatures, but there’s still a few weeks left before we have more certainty on that.”
It’s been a considerably hot year, with the average global temperatures breaking previous records several times throughout the summer.