Argos have snowball fight after record amount of white stuff falls in Calgary

The Toronto Argonauts decided to stay out west after playing the Calgary Stampeders and got caught in a snowstorm.

The Double Blue decided to make the most of it.

People in Calgary are slipping and sliding through one of the heaviest early snowfalls in almost 60 years. The city was covered in heavy, wet snow. Environment Canada is forecasting snowfall amounts of up to 30 centimetres in the Calgary area and up to 35 centimetres possible for the mountain parks – a record for October 2 in the city by a long shot. The previous highest amount was five centimetres.

“We’re dealing with an unseasonably harsh dose of winter very early in our season,” Tom Sampson, chief of Calgary’s Emergency Operations Centre said Tuesday.

“We haven’t had this much snow since 1914 and 1957, almost 60 years ago.”

The weather in Toronto Tuesday was a balmy 13 degrees with some rain. But the snow didn’t seem to bother the Argos preparation for their Week 17 game in B.C.

– with CP files




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