Alberta Foothills Weather

April 11

While the snow finished melting off in Calgary today, we had a nice day here to end an interesting work-week that included a heavy snowfall warning to our north, another to our south, thunderstorms in a few places, and thick fog for a few mornings, contributing to a horrific crash near Rimbey involving a gravel truck and a school bus. A few strange non-weather incidents very close to home recently include:
A Sheriff was injured when a truck smashed into the back of his fully lit-up cruiser parked on the side of the busiest highway in Alberta, the QE2, in clear conditions, a mile north of Innisfail while he had someone pulled over on the shoulder.
A cougar was struck and killed by an RCMP cruiser on hwy54 west of Innisfail near the Red Deer river, 3 miles from here. Haven’t heard of a cougar anywhere around here for about 10 years.

A nice weekend in store, with our first run at 20C scheduled for Sunday.

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7 Responses to “April 11”

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    Anthony Lowry Says:

    18 beautiful degrees as of 4pm, shooting for 21 or 22 tomorrow. I originally heard Rain forecasted for Monday, but now they’ve scaled that back to 60% chance of showers and 7. I love 40 or 60% chance of showers from a forecasters view, as it could mean a brief shower or an inch, either way it doesn’t help you, but the forecasters right. RRRRR

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    Kenny Says:

    Yes! A beautiful very warm(actually I found it too hot) 18 degrees today. I’m thinking Edmonton will push 22 or 23 tomorrow. As the trough passes tomorrow night, we could see a pop up thunderstorm with it. Cold front will fuel it! Monday to be honest I say Edmonton and south, around Red Deer, SW down to the rockies and to Calgary there will definitely be at least ”Periods of Rain.” Gotta love spring!

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    PB Says:

    Yes it could be interesting this eve when that cold front comes down. Who’s getting snow? 🙂

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    Kenny Says:

    I don’t want any snow anymore!! Pat, just wait until next weekend..GFS shows a pretty decent amount over almost all of Alberta. I would say you could get 10-15 cm. Here about 5-10. It’s going to be pretty amazing when the cold front passes! 10 degree temperature drops are suppose to happen! We will just have to wait and see.

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    PB Says:

    The ground heated up pretty good yesterday, didn’t get below 10C here last night, and already 15C so snow is going to have trouble sticking unless we get a big dump of it. Which wouldn’t really surprise me this week 🙂
    Just looking at the IR loop and seeing some nice jet streaks blasting along ahead of the front. Stiff south-southeast wind right now, there should be some good shear when the front comes through.

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    Anthony Lowry Says:

    Did you notice the temps down in the banana belt today?? 26 fir the Bridge City and 28 for the Hat……anything over 25 is too hot for me, 20-22 is just right for me.
    I too see a moderation this week then a crash on the weekend. Maybe everyoe will get in on this one. Lets hope so, I’m in the mood for a nice rainfall…of course started off withsome active weather. Have a good Sunday….Anthony

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    Kenny Says:

    Incredible warmth today wow! 21 degrees as of 1:00 PM here in Edmonton, should be around 23 right now at around 2:00. I really hope I see a thunderstorm, I’m very anxious for our first storm! We had a thunderstorm around the 24th of April last year, and this year I hope tonight is our time!

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