One of the quick snaps I took yesterday after Calgary got walloped by a record-breaking snow storm, with the official record showing almost 33 cm accumulated on Tuesday. Some neighbourhoods got closer to 40 or 50 cm. Tuesday’s snowfall made it Calgary’s snowiest day since 1981 and snowiest Oct. 2 in the weather record books.
On this Christmas Eve, we’re headed for a brown (or green) Christmas in Calgary.
Please join me on an imaginary walk through a forest of evergreens covered in a thin layer of fresh, crunchy snow. Take a deep breath of crisp, pine-scented air as you stand under a clear, blue sky punctuated by the low sun at high noon.
Give yourself a Christmas atmosphere as perfect as you want it to be.
For those among you who don’t live in Calgary, you should know our weather is … how shall I say … variable.
The photo on the left was taken yesterday; it was sunny and the daytime high was 25 to 27 Celsius, depending who you ask.
The photo on the right was taken today; definitely not sunny and the temperature has been falling since overnight, now hovering around 0 Celsius.
What a change!