Temperatures to soar when Calgary kicks off Stampede

Workers are seen at the Calgary Stampede grounds, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press, July 6, 2017 

CALGARY – It’s going to be a scorcher of a Stampede.

Temperatures are expected to soar above 30 C on Friday, when Calgary kicks off its annual 10-day celebration of all things cowboy, and hover there throughout the weekend.

David Phillips, a senior climatologist at Environment Canada, said it’s looking like the hot, sunny weather will stick around for the duration of the event and there could very well be no rain the whole time.

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