Alberta Foothills Weather

January 20

We picked up another few cm of powder Saturday before everything moved into the states, dragging a big frosty airmass down behind it. Severe clear and cold today, YQF reporting a high of -16 and as I type it is -23C, the coldest we have been since December 8., but the warmup is already on it’s way from the north. This afternoon it was above zero, as high as +5 along the Mackenzie delta on the edge of the Arctic ocean. Everything south or east of that was up to 40C colder, some crazy -40 temps in the NWT with windchills down to the -60C range and most of the prairies at -20 or colder.
I haven’t heard any reports from west of Caroline or Sundre, but it sure looked like it dumped some good amounts of snow out there. The EC snow cover map from this morning shows Rocky, Caroline and Sundre all with improved totals and has us at 10cm which is spot on from what we saw in our travels today.
Took the cats out for the first spin of the season this aft and they are ready to go, but there is just not enough fluff yet and it doesn’t look like we will have any major help in that dept. until at least next weekend.

Still 8 weeks of winter to go.

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