Calgary – One of the coldest May long weekends in 40 years

23 May 2016 – After waking up to snow and a daytime high of just 5.5 C yesterday, it should be of no surprise that this was an historically cold weekend in Calgary.

In fact, 2016 is on track to be one of the coldest May long weekends over the past 40 years.

So far the mean temperature for the 2016 May long weekend is under 5 C.

The coldest Victoria Day long weekends since 1976 were back-to-back in the early 2000s. 2003 and 2004, with temperatures ranging from  -5.1 to 14.2 C in 2003 and -0.8 to 13.8 C in 2004. Their respective mean temperatures averaged over the four days came out to 4.2 C in 2003 and 5.4 C in 2004.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2716992/2016-to-be-one-of-the-coldest-may-long-weekends-in-40-ye ars-in-calgary/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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5 thoughts on “Calgary – One of the coldest May long weekends in 40 years”

  1. Late snows in Calgary are not unusual. On the east side of the Rockies in spring you can get a cold north wind and moisture coming from the Pacific and that equals snow.
    The mountains got it much worse as the Banff area was heavy snow.

  2. That said I’m already getting ready for this fall and the La Nina that is sure to give us a situation similar to the early 2000s.

  3. It has been absolutely nonstop weather for a week, I can tell you that. Snowed so many times I lost track, been in the 30s and 40s the whole time, and if it’s not raining or snowing for an hour, it’s a strong wind. There’s been a LOT of weather. Finally, we got a break. Not only that, they say that this is somehow always “warmer than average” and this winter was “drier than average” when it wasn’t.

  4. P.S. It should be noted I live in the mountains near Yellowstone. It can snow whenever it wants. However, the point is it can still snow whenever it wants.

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