Sadie Moore and Nash Neumeier, of Penhold, both a year-and-a-half old, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Sadie Moore and Nash Neumeier, of Penhold, both a year-and-a-half old, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Pleasant start to autumn

Above average temperature for the week

Red Deerians can look forward to a better than normal week as autumn arrives.

According to Environment Canada, temperatures this week will bounce between highs of 14 C on Tuesday to the low 20s on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The overnight low will drop to 3 C on Thursday and Friday.

The average high temperature for the week is about 16 C and the low is about 0 C.

“Can’t complain about that,” said Dan Kulak, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“It’s nice weather right now. Hopefully the farmers can get their work done. But as we move into October, on average it’s a pretty rapid slide down in temperatures as we move to the month end. More than one year in the past we’ve had a snow system come through southern Alberta in the first part of October.”

He said Red Deer had a normal summer with an average temperature of 15.1 C, calculated by averaging the temperature highs and lows for June, July and August. The normal average is 14.8 C.

Summer saw a total precipitation of 269 mm, and the average is 260 mm.

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Last week, The Weather Network’s fall forecast some relief for Canadians after last fall’s snow storms and cold temperatures.

While snow has already appeared in some parts of Alberta, where weather patterns can be unpredictable, it did not look like a fall that will snap into winter come late October and November.

Temperatures and precipitation will hover at seasonal averages across the prairies, with the exception of some colder weather in northwest Alberta.

Warm conditions and the threat of wildfire smoke may remain in the picture for a few more weeks, but wet weather and cooler temperatures in October and November hint at an early ski season.

The wet weather is predicted to travel across the Rockies in October, bringing more precipitation than usual to southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan.

— with files from The Canadian Press



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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One-and-a-half-year-old Sadie Moore, of Penhold, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

One-and-a-half-year-old Sadie Moore, of Penhold, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Sadie Moore (above) and Nash Neumeier, of Penhold, both a year-and-a-half old, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Sadie Moore (above) and Nash Neumeier, of Penhold, both a year-and-a-half old, had some fun on playground equipment at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

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