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It feels like May for a reason: Calgary may set temperature record this week

May has come early in a Calgary winter that’s been misnamed, says an Environment Canada climatologist.

That’ll be especially true if Wednesday heats up to its forecast high of 17 C, the average reading for May 20, said David Phillips. 337 more words

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Crazy changes in temperatures likely the rest of winter

Windsor’s day of t-shirts and record warm temperatures on Wednesday was followed Thursday by snowflakes, although they quickly melted away.

That’s pretty much been the story of this strange winter of weather locally and it’s a pattern that will likely continue through spring, said David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment Canada. 280 more words

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Groundhog Day: Why we carry on with the tradition

Depending on which rodent you believe, either it’s six more weeks of winter or an early spring.

But do you really believe?

READ MORE: Shubenacadie Sam doesn’t see shadow, predicts an early spring… 407 more words


This winter on ice for the record books

As far as Decembers go, 2015 has been one for the record books. It’s the warmest December ever recorded in Windsor and Essex County — and those records go back 75 years. 405 more words

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Ottawa shares top spot in spectacular weather of 2015

Ottawa takes first place in Environment Canada’s Top Ten weather stories of 2015 — a contest we never really want to win, like Customer of the Year at the payday loan joint. 571 more words

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Let it snow, ski operator says

The region’s ski resorts are hungry for a big snowfall — but also for sustained cold weather so that they can make their own snow. 296 more words

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A record warm December — with flowers in bloom

It’s a good week to admire the December wildflowers growing in Ottawa, as we break one weather record after another.

Friday’s high of 13.2 C was 15 degrees above normal. 477 more words

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