The Alberta Foothills Weather Blog is an informal web log of my local area observations and thoughts, littered with photos by myself and my lovely wife, Brigitte, of the surrounding area. We are a couple of 40 something nature photography buffs who enjoy frequent trips around the immediate area, and to the Alberta foothills and Rocky Mountains.
The blog got it’s name not because we live in the foothills, but because the foothills generate a great deal of interesting weather for us (sometimes) lucky folks living just east of them. Monster supercells, wicked hailstorms, funnel clouds, the occasional tornado and a huge snow event every now and then all get some help from the foothills and our position just downslope of them.
The heart of the foothills is less than 50 miles west of here, but the terrain out there makes it a less than desirable place to watch storms. The place to be is right here where things begin to flatten out and supercells can wind up.
We are located ~25km southwest of Red Deer, Alberta, and approx. 10miles sw of the YQF radar site.
The map below(click for a larger size) highlights the area we cover when out watching summer storms.
If you have any suggestions for the site, or questions about the site, or if you have an interesting photo or story from the area, I’d love to hear from you.