After a blazing hot September the month of October is showing a more extreme pattern with a sharp contrast int he region. Already Winter storms are taking hold in Manitoba while heavy rain poured down in parts of Alberta.
October 2012 forecast
issued 1:15am Oct 5 2012
1-10: Near to above normal temperatures and wet for Alberta, very cold compared to normal in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Snow most likely in Alberta foothills and southern Manitoba in addition to the snow around the 4th.
10-20:Warm in Alberta, Very cold In Manitoba, Sharp contrast in Saskatchewan.
20-31: Still warm overall in Alberta with unusually strong winds. "Halloween Blizzard" possible for Southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.