The weather as of late would hint at an early Autumn. In some ways, that could be correct
With temperatures reaching as low as 1 degree Celsius, one could wonder if the fall season is starting early.
"That cold front moved through late in the evening on (August) the 24th and we've been into a cooler - - to more seasonal air mass since then," explains Dan Kulak, Meteorologist from Environment Canada. "Yesterday was only 13 (degrees) and today is at nine. It seems much cooler than what we've had for the last little while but we'll be moving back up to the 20s for the better part of the next five days after today."
Kulak informed that this cold front is not out of the normal as temperatures in Alberta usually cool down this time before, somewhat, warming back up leading you into fall.
"The average for this time of year has highs around 21(degrees)," he explained. "So when you come out of a longer stretch of warmer weather, you get that cold front move through and you get that cooler then normal conditions and it doesn't recover in a day and then you start wondering, 'Why is it so cold right now?'. It's just the seasonal swings of the weather. In some ways, it's likely, the real heat of the summer is behind us."
In Alberta, Kulak said, the in-between seasons such as fall and spring can come as fast as one day before heading into the longer seasons like winter or summer.
"Fall is a very short lived thing in Alberta. We sometimes think that spring and fall are the transition seasons but we can really transition fast," he said.
Kulak doesn't think there's an alarm on the fall season visiting so abruptly but that the realism in the situation is, is that we are getting closer to fall and with that, comes cooler temperatures.