It’s been a lot like January or February, or March since the last post.
Most of it has been spent around the -10C mark with a dash of -2, but after pulling out of the deepfreeze, it doesn’t feel too bad at all.
A good portion of the week has been spent under high pressure and a temperature inversion, a few fluttering mountain mirages were teasing us on the weekend, but the smog trapped in the inversion completely ruins the view for photos. Everybody is out burning stuff it seems, every day there are numerous smoke trails to the west, never getting more than a few hundred feet off the surface before settling back down, all of it combining into a big grey soupy mess over the foothills at sunset. It does look less toxic than the orange/green muck that fills the bowl Red Deer sits in.
Last night the freezing fog made it’s first appearance around here this season, rolling in just after dark and laying down a nice coat of rime on the southeast side of everything, sticking around just long enough this morning to create a stunning fire pillar sunrise.
Light winds today and -10 for a high left a bit of Ma Nature’s handywork stuck for sunset, then almost immediately after darkness, the fog invaded again and has left another surprise for morning.
Chinook tomorrow and I’m hoping to get out for a wave tour somewhere.
A huge low pressure system is crashing the coast as I type, and by morning there should be some healthy winds flying across the Rockies at the proper angle for a massive standing wave to form. Some morning lennies to go with the freshly frosted landscape would be a bonus.
Only 3 weeks till the days start getting longer again…