It may have been a very hot summer in other parts of Canada, but here in southern Alberta it turned out to be the summer that really never happened.
It may have been a very hot summer in Ontario, the Maritimes, and most of B.C., but here in southern Alberta and other parts of the prairies it turned out to be the summer that really never happened. Environment Canada’s Brian Stifora says the Lethbridge-area saw, on average below normal temperatures in June, July, and August. He says the average temperature for those three months (day-time highs and night-time lows combined), was 15.6 degrees. The average normal should be closer to 17.1 degrees. As for precipitation, there was lots of it. Stifora says rainfall amounts for those three months ended up being 150% above normal. He notes Lethbridge recorded almost three months worth of summer rainfall in just a few weeks in June.