Alberta Foothills Weather

Archive for March, 2008

30 Mar

March 30

Nothing too far from normal for this time of the year since the last post. Every morning we have had a skiff of snow that melted quickly and turned into puffy towers for the afternoons. A few shots of thundersnow reported in Airdrie and Drayton Valley but nothing here. Yesterday the north wind arrived as […]

27 Mar

March 27

The northern lights were out again last night, we have been in a moderate geomagnetic storm since the arrival of a coronal hole wind stream early yesterday. We missed the best part during the daylight hours and by the time it got dark the storm had calmed a bit, producing only a green glow the […]

25 Mar

March 25

Space weather was going to be my focus in this post, and I was just gathering up some images when a M-class flare erupted from our ever so sleepy sun at 18:36z, hitting M1.7 at 18:56 (12:56pmMST). I was about to scratch out something about the first two spots that appeared yesterday, 987 and 988, […]

20 Mar

March 20

Spring arrived in style today with a nice little convective explosion east of Red Deer this afternoon. Conditions came together suddenly at 1pm, with a few nice aggressive towering cumulus going up just east of Red Deer, then slowly moving east over the next few hours. By 3pm a line of 3 cells had begun […]

19 Mar

March 19

No precipitation yesterday, not a drop or a flake. A few nice cumulus right around home and some pretty virga, but nothing very exciting. Tower goes up, tower collapses on itself, repeat. Still a nice treat for the last few hours of winter. Today looks similar, with slack flow and unstable air. I can see […]

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