We’re only a third-way through the month and, as of Oct 10, it’s already the snowiest October on record for the Calgary area with more 48.2cm falling, breaking the old record of 47.5cm set in 1961.
Early season snow blanketed the city at the beginning of the month, with snow falling six out of the first 10 days in October this year.
Calgary’s average October dusting is 10cm throughout the entire month, and by Oct 3, 2018, the city had almost quadrupled that amount.
On Oct 2 alone, 32.8cm fell making it the snowiest single day ever in the month of October.
Cold arctic air has been a major factor in the unusual snowfall this year as it’s collided with warmer Pacific moisture.
Daytime highs have been well-below seasonal for the past two weeks, with some daytime highs even below the average overnight low.
The Grand Solar Minimum is intensifying, arctic fronts are plunging further and further south.