The past few months in Calgary have been the hottest on record – in terms of consistently high temperatures.
Environment Canada’s David Phillips says this has been the warmest May, June and July since records started in 1881.
Along with the heat though, comes the wildfires and the smoke hovering over Calgary.
It’s easy to check what the city’s air quality is going to be like each day: Alberta Environment and Parks updates the numbers hourly for the Air Quality Health Index.
The Air Quality Health Index rates the city’s air between 1-10.
- 1-3 = Low Risk
- 4-6 = Moderate Risk
- 7-10 = High Risk
- 10+ = Very High Risk
Today – Thurs., July 27 – we’re expected to reach a 4 on the Air Quality Health Index rating.
We’re also under another heat advisory for Thursday.
“A period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14C or above is expected to last until Friday.”
While most of the city is hitting patios, going to outdoor pools and slathering their family members in sunscreen, I’ve been in my winter coat a lot this July: Hockey camp with my kiddo.