Alberta Foothills Weather

May 23

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No funnels or interesting weather of any type around here since the last post, just a nice soaking rain. 34mm(1.3in.) over the past two days and more on the way. Saturday looks very wet for the southern foothills, the WRF model is suggesting 50mm+ for Calgary and points west then more for Sunday. No real return to warm until Wednesday?

After one final look at the EnviroCan page for YQF, we should not be getting a repeat of last year’s May24 festivities.
A year ago this evening, at 6pm, the goosefeathers began to fly and by morning of the 24th there was 20cm(8in.) of wet heavy snow covering everything, with another 10cm by noon. Temps were just under 2c when the flakes began and it barely got below zero for a low. It was 17C on the 25th and all the snow was gone by late afternoon.
We are forecast to have a low of +8 tonight so I guess it will just be rain tomorrow. Maybe next May24th. It has been a while since we had snow in June….
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6 Responses to “May 23”

  1. 1
    Anthony Says:

    wow, that was a stark reminder of what can happen?? Aftere 2.5 days of straight rain in Airdrie my trusty little rain guage reads a total of 56mm or 2.25 inches. Getting prettey depressing out there. I couldn’t handle Vancouver.

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    PB Says:

    Nice! Like you said before, a billion dollar rain. Farmers must be dancing.

    From the PASPC:
    THE MAIN WEATHERMAKER TODAY IS AN INVERTED TROF OVER ALBERTA EXTENDING FROM A DEEP LOW OVER COLORADO/WYOMING. MOISTURE CONTINUES TO STREAM NORTHWESTWARD FROM THE CENTRAL USA INTO ALBERTA, WITH SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS OVR SOUTHWESTERN AB.
    OVER SOUTHWESTERN AB WE HAVE SEEN RAINFALL RATES OF 4 MM/HR LEADING TO THE RAINFALL WARNING. RAINFALL HAS CURRENTLY DIMINISHED TO 2 MM/HR HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVES AND MID-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP INTO THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS EVENING AN AREA OF CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND INTENSIFY THE SHOWERS MOVING INTO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. TOTAL RAINFALLS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WILL BE NEAR 100 TO 140 MM.

    That is a lot of rain.
    Rivers should be busy next week.

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    PrairieChaser Says:

    Not that I don’t enjoy a good rain, but this is getting crazy! Unfortunetly I have a job that when it rains, I don’t work! Anyhoo, I am kinda glad for the rain since it will send everything growing here when we get some sunlight again. Anyone hear any rumbles of thunder in the showers we’re getting?

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    PB Says:

    We got nothing yesterday and 1mm this morning. No rumbles yet 🙁

    AWCN15 CWWG 241025
    SUMMARY WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 4:25 AM MDT SATURDAY 24 MAY 2008.

    AN UPPER LOW SLOWING MOVING INTO MONTANA IS CONTINUING TO GENERATE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE PINCHER CREEK AND CARDSTON REGIONS. BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT 24 HR RAINFALL AMOUNTS RECORDED BY AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATIONS FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT FRIDAY:
    24 HR 48 HR TOTAL

    PINCHER CREEK……… 65.5 MM 104.5 MM
    WATERTON GATE PARK…. 54.2 MM
    WESTCASTLE………… 89.7 MM
    AKIMINA PASS………. 82.0 MM

    THESE OBSERVATIONS ARE UNOFFICIAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN QUALITY CONTROLLED. THIS SUMMARY WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.

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    Kenny Says:

    What a day for southern Manitoba! Tornado warnings, and a confirmed Tornado!! Beautiful start to the season. No injuries or anything reported so that’s good.

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    PB Says:

    RCMP called it in apparently.
    Wasn’t a very big cell, but it lasted a while and certainly had some rotation in it.
    Ahh to be in Tx right now with some of those big ol supercells
    Maybe things will start to fire around here this week as it warm up

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