Alberta had a mostly dry and hot spring, followed by a mostly cloudy and wet summer, so far.
And according to senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, Bob Smerbeck, Edmonton is likely going to have a mild fall.
“We’ve had a warm body of water in the northern Pacific for the last three or so years, but we think that water temperature is cooling, finally,” says Smerbeck. “But it’s still warm enough now that temperatures will average a little above normal for Edmonton.”
Smerbeck adds that the first snowfall is likely to be delayed this year, even if there’s a slight chance of flurries in mid-October.
“Thinking the way this ball is going, early flurries probably won’t be the case. You can’t rule out an odd situation where you may get snow then, but on average, we think it may take a little longer than average to get a snowfall in Edmonton.”
When it comes to fall precipitation Smerbeck says that should be average for most of the province, and slightly drier for north Alberta. tl/kb