Alberta Foothills Weather

December 30

I’ve been plugged up with a crummy cold for the past couple of days, so today B took me out for a spin to the foothills to blow off the stink and get some sun and fresh air. Nice day for a drive.
We stopped by the freshly repaired James River bridge, which was washed out in the 2005 floods, apparently the work had to be completed by the 21st of this month according to the fisheries regulations/contracts etc. It sure didn’t look done to us. I hope they fix it up some more before the next flood happens or the whole bridge will be gone next time.
The foothills down in the Sundre area have no more snow than we have at home, less than 10cm. Even the Rockies behind didn’t look like they had much snow on them. Pretty easy season so far for all the furry critters out there… not much digging to do.
Stopped by the Red Deer river north of Sundre to check out some interesting freshly flooded riverbanks, looks like the ice isn’t very thick yet and there are lots of little overflows still, even with the crispy temps the past week.
Generally, very brown between here and the Rockies, with still nothing showing in the way of measurable precip in the next 10 days.
The lack of interesting earth based weather could be offset by a shot of space weather in the next few weeks as the first nice big active region in months is just coming around the east limb of the sun. It has already sparked off a couple nice C-class flares and it isn’t even visible from earth yet. If it continues to bark for the next week at least, we could be in for some auroras. Will be watching here for action.

Last post of 2007, so have a safe and happy New Year everybody!
See you next year 🙂

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One Response to “December 30”

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    Kenny Says:

    Hey PB, let me know when theres an expected night for auroras! I’ve been waiting to see a nice glimpse at one! Email me if you can! 🙂 djkenny_123@hotmail.com

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