We may (almost) made it through September without seeing snow, but October is a whole different story.
It’s been exactly a year since Calgary saw record-breaking snowfall in late September, and the following month has been a pretty white one.
Although this year’s forecasts look a little warmer as we near the first full month of autumn, we decided to take a look at how much snow fell this past October to better prepare for unexpected snowflakes.
We found that at least some snow fell every October for the past 10 years, although the total amount was different.
Last year, according to weatherstats.ca, in October it was 15.8 cm in total, although the display was dwarfed from 2019 to 2018 and hit hard at 48.4 cm – making it the snowiest month of the year.
In October 2017 it was only 1.4 cm, 13 cm in 2016, 3 cm in 2015, 1.2 cm in 2014, 4.4 in 2013, 25.5 in 2012 and only 4.4 in Year 2010.
All of this equates to a decade-long average snowfall of 11.81 cm in October in Calgary.
While the first half of the month looks warmer and sunnier than usual thanks to The Weather Network’s 14-day forecast, we’ll likely see at least a few flakes before November hits.