A new record high temperature was set in Calgary for March 14.
Gemma Lynne Stroobant
Gemma Lynne Stroobant is the weather specialist on Global News Hour at 6 and Global News at 11 weekends.
When not on-air, Gemma is backstage producing the show by setting up features and guests.
Gemma graduated from SAIT with an Honours Diploma in Broadcast News, she also has a certificate in Public Relations from Mount Royal College.
She has lived all over the prairies, from Yorkton and Regina to Winnipeg, but is happy to be back home in Calgary. Gemma says she knew Calgary was where she wanted to stay, without a doubt. After all, nowhere else has our Chinooks.
You may remember seeing Gemma’s smiling face (with the giant headphones) as she was Global’s first Helicopter Traffic Reporter in 2007. She spent a couple of years flying over our city skyline in Global 1 giving you the first look at Calgary’s roads, before officially joining Global Television in 2009.
When she’s not working, Gemma enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Gemma could be a food connoisseur as she loves checking out the latest restaurants with her family. She is truly passionate about keeping healthy and loves working out at the gym and running outdoors (to compensate for her love of eating).
January’s spring-like temperatures are expected to chill to below seasonal temperatures by this weekend.
After a bitterly cold weekend, Calgary will finally feel warmer temperatures thanks to Chinook winds.
Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit that provides support for families who have pets with cancer, donated 660 of the toys making many pooches happy.
Environment Canada dropped its air quality health index advisory for Calgary on Friday afternoon but re-issued the warning early Saturday morning.
Much of Alberta has seen very warm temperatures for the last few days and a heat warning remained in place for much of the province on Monday.
A high of 23 C on Sunday will be followed by more warm weather early in the week.
After Friday’s official high temperature of 22.8°C at the Calgary International Airport, Saturday afternoon is looking even hotter.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for areas in southwestern parts of Alberta early Sunday morning.
A special air quality statement was in effect for the City of Calgary Saturday morning.
Calgary was hit with up to 30 centimetres of snow as of Saturday, while other areas of the province are under a heavy snowfall warning.
In Calgary, four to nine centimeters of snow is possible on Saturday, with higher amounts on the western and southern edges of the city.
Most areas under the snowfall warning are expecting 20 to 30 centimeters of snow this weekend.
Areas of Alberta recorded new all-time low temperatures for January 1 before the forecast began to turnaround across the province.
Environment Canada said starting late Sunday evening into Monday morning, a westerly breeze was expected to reach 60 km/h in Calgary, “with gusts as strong as 100 km/h in the wake of the front.”