I am getting so tired of the dorky weather presenters on a certain national news network ;) Yesterday they were in Edmonton and showing a clip of the preparations for today's Grey Cup game... and the weather girl commented at the end that the forecast for Sunday is a high of -5C "which is quite balmy for Alberta in November". Is she on crack? That is the avg temperature for Edmonton at this time of year. Actually, it is slightly BELOW average. Perhaps she should have said 'Thank goodness we are back to seasonal temps for the game, unlike last week when the well-below average temperatures in Calgary froze everyone' lol. Seriously though, people listening to her could get it in their heads that the temps we are having right now are warmer than normal. I hate that because it makes people think that their winter is warmer, and then think that it must be due to Global Warming/Climate Change/Climate Disruption/Phrase Of The Week.... I swear they do it on purpose sometimes.
I just looked up the historial data for Edmonton online and the mean temp for Edmonton on this date is -4.6C. Well gee then, -5 is NOT in fact 'balmy for Alberta in November', is it? It's NORMAL. It sure seems balmy after the crud we have endured for the past week and a half, but that was 20 to 30 degrees BELOW normal temps. Doh!