Alberta Foothills Weather

October 12

Not much to like about this October so far.

The past week has been pure crud. Stuck in the arctic pipeline between a big high out in the pacific and a mass of low pressure to the east working together to pump a steady flow of north wind straight from Santa’s doorstep, temps have been 15-25C below normal for this time of year. Snow flurries, windchills, icy roads and the list goes on under a neverending gray deck of fuzz. The same crummy setup that ruined our storm season and burnt BC to a crisp.

Today was the 5th in a row without getting above the freezing mark, -14.6C this morning at 8:23 was the coldest temp we’ve seen since March 26. Not much snow here, barely enough to cover the grass, the snow we got 6 days ago is still here with a few flakes added daily since. Sounds like there have been some interesting amounts in the foothills to the south, Anthony reported 18″ around Beavermines, and the Rockies have a very nice startoff coat on them.

The forecast models have been struggling with this whole setup, we were supposed to warm up for the weekend but that certainly didn’t happen, now they are struggling with the next system moving in from the west. I see EnviroCan has forecast +14 for Thursday…

Snow covered Rocky mountains - October 6, 2009
Western Canada Infrared loop - October 7-11, 2009Early October snow southwest of Red Deer - Oct.8. 2009Home weather station readings - October 6-12, 2009

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