Kayaking in November? Why Lethbridge Had Above Normal Temperatures Before Winter – Lethbridge | The Canadian News

Not a speck of snow could be seen in Lethbridge on Monday, as residents enjoyed a daytime high of around eleven degrees before the start of December.

“I went out kayaking a bit,” said Fred Gravel at Henderson Lake. “The wind was still. The lake is beautiful. (Had to go out! “

According to meteorologist Kyle Fougere of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the months of September, October and November registered above-average temperatures.

“This drop ended with an average temperature of eight point one degrees compared to six (degrees) on average, making it the 16th warmest drop ever recorded in the Lethbridge area,” he said.

“Actually, there were only two weeks below normal (in October).”

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In addition to the warmer temperatures, there was also a lack of precipitation.

“In November, only 13 millimeters were recorded compared to 18 on average,” he added.

Fougere said these conditions are in line with weather trends and can be attributed to the lack of meteorological activity in the region.

“There have been storms, especially over the last week or two, it’s been quite active in Alberta, but all the storms are moving through the northern part of the province,” he explained. “The Lethbridge area has experienced mild weather with double digit daily highs.

“There have not been many times that the cold front has extended into the Lethbridge area.”

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For local bird watcher Ken Orich, the mild conditions have brought about a remarkable change.

“Usually in early November, the lakes are frozen, the little ponds are frozen and that sort of thing,” Orich said.

“As a result, I think some of the waterfowl have delayed their migration a bit longer, as if they are still roaming around here.”

By the end of the week, Fougere expects more seasonal temperatures in the area, accompanied by wind.

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