Alberta Foothills Weather

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 simply disappeared into the ground and sky. Gravel roads are dusty already.
The nearly week long cold snap froze all the little ponds back over and I think poor ol mother goose to the north may have lost her nest already as the coyotes were able to get back out on the ice. The tree buds of the yard also took a hit from the deep freeze, those that are just about to pop have frozen black tips at the least.

And it’s not over yet.
A similar setup to last week could give us another good dump of snow in Alberta over the next few days.
A mess is pushing in from the west, with a weak low forecast to pass over us tomorrow and start spreading the moisture to the south and north, with us in a dry slot. Some good amounts for eastern Alberta from Medicine Hat up to St.Paul tomorrow night/Wednesday morning, it will be interesting to see what type of precip everybody gets.
The nasty northwest wind makes a return Wednesday morning, rushing into a low forecast to develop in the Oyen area that starts wrapping the moisture back around to us Wednesday and Thursday. The last forecast models I looked at have moved the goodies west considerably from last night’s run that had southwestern Alberta missing out on most of it. The last GEM run has the Edmonton area picking up 20-30mm of something on Wednesday with the temps right around the freezing mark and 2-10mm for southwest Alberta. It should be snow for us Thursday morning with temps dropping and the wind howling. GEM says another 10-15 for us and possibly more to the south as the precip hangs around Lethbridge for Friday too.

At least it will be brief this time.

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