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Dog on a swing: Here's how Alberta's celebrating the warmup

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Following weeks of below seasonal temperatures and serious record breaking snowfall, the Prairies are finally seeing a well deserved warm-up as daytime highs attempt to crack the 20°C mark this week.

MUST SEE: We can't think of a better way to celebrate this pattern reversal than with Daisy the dog soaking up the sun in a SWING as featured in the heartwarming video, above.

PROLONGED PATTERN CHANGE LENDS TO WELL-DESERVED WARM-UP

After seemingly going straight from summer to winter, the seasons have finally "righted" themselves, and then some across parts of the Prairies.

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"A national pattern change has seen the persistent cooling trough across the west finally shift eastward, allowing a ridge to gradually build across the western region," says Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Power.

Since September and through the first half of October, average high temperatures across the board have been running 5 to 10°C BELOW normal in the west. Now, for the most part, dry and milder weather will be making up for all of that lost autumn warmth. Both Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta saw their warmest day in over five weeks on Tuesday, with even milder temperatures set to break 20°C through the day on Wednesday. 

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The warmth is set to continue to spread eastward as the edge of the ridge reaches Lake Superior giving relief to Winnipeg, Manitoba, which will take a 10+°C jump from Wednesday to Thursday.

"Although we'll see a taste of slightly cooler, but seasonal, values return for the weekend, temperatures are likely to remain mild through the rest of the month," Powell adds.

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