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What Calgary can expect for weather this fall

Warmer temperatures mean no early snowfall

Meteorologist, Kirk Torneby said that Western Canada will be having a weak El Ni�a cycle, which means above average temperatures until early winter.

Josie Lukey / For Metro

Meteorologist, Kirk Torneby said that Western Canada will be having a weak El Ni�a cycle, which means above average temperatures until early winter.

Pull out those knit scarves and grab a pumpkin spiced latte because  as of 8:21 a.m. Sept. 22, the fall season has started - and it’s going to be mild.

Kirk Torneby, Meteorologist from Environment Canada said over the next three months Alberta is going to be facing above normal temperatures as a result of a weak El Niña - the cold phase of the atmospheric cycle.

“Based on what we see now, it’s not going to be overly snowy for the first part of the fall and winter,” said Torneby.

According to Torneby, Western Canada is not going to see few cold-snaps, major snow events or hot spells over a week. Instead, the fall season is expected to remain average over the next three months.

Last fall and winter, Canada saw one of the strongest El Niños on record, resulting in warm and dry seasons. This year, it looks like Albertans are going to have to wait until late Winter in order see some of those snowflakes pile up.

“It’s honestly not that exciting looking ahead,” said Torneby who added that instead of pulling out winter jackets, people are better off pulling out their thick sweaters.