Alberta Foothills Weather

Archive for April, 2008

28 Apr

April 28

Spring need not be bland in Alberta. A week ago it was -10C with a windchill of -20. Today, we made 20C, feeling around 70 degrees F warmer. The three foot snowdrifts in the yard have evaporated and only a trace remains of the biggest ones. No running water or giant puddles laying around, it […]

24 Apr

April 24

After being stuck in the yard since Monday, the grader came along today and opened up the road this afternoon. Even with the temperatures hanging around the freezing mark yesterday, most places where there were only a few cm of snow have melted off already, leaving only the big drifts which also sank quite a […]

22 Apr

April 22

Yuck! Since the last post it has been nothing but ugly around here with the northwest wind howling constantly. This morning has been the worst so far with gusts pushing 70km/h making the end of the driveway hard to see through the blowing snow. Impossible to tell how much snow has fallen since the last […]

20 Apr

April 20

Real winter has returned to Alberta. Cold, windy, snowy. Numerous weather warnings, blizzard warnings, and winter storm watches to the south and east since the last post, but have heard no real big weather stories so far. Light snow started here Friday night, continued all day yesterday with occasional heavy bits, and it’s still snowing […]

18 Apr

April 17

Just got back from day two of a spring tour of the Alberta foothills from Ya Ha Tinda to Cadomin, with what could possibly be a historic spring prairie storm chasing us home. Still lots of snow up in the higher elevations and lots of mud to play in. I’ve been semi-joking about wanting 3 […]

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