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07 Aug

August 4-6 – Electric long weekend

Quite a busy August long weekend for weather watchers in Alberta. Mother Nature got busy on day 1, Saturday, sweeping a line of nasty storms down from the northwest, doing quite a bit of wind damage on it’s way to Edmonton. The Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park was evacuated an hour before closing, then the […]

03 Aug

Sleepy July ends with a bang

Trying to make a post in July about interesting July weather was an impossible task. Plenty of miles driven, quite a few photos taken, but really nothing very interesting around here for three full weeks. Warm smoky air aloft, pushed up from burning Colorado, really put a damper on everything, snuffing out any storms before […]

07 Jul

July 5, 6 – Foothills softies and a trip down Bergen road

The farmer’s tan has gotten under way the past couple days, trolling around mostly in the sun watching what could roll out of the hills. It hasn’t been much. Thursday afternoon I met up with Brandon west of here and we got out the lawnchairs at a nice viewpoint north of Stauffer to observe whatever […]

04 Jul

July 1, July 3 – Hail and wind

The hail planes of Alberta are logging plenty of hours this year, a very busy start to July. Storms boiled off the foothills early on Canada Day, not looking too healthy to begin with. Fighting the cap, they couldn’t get up far enough to sustain until they moved into some warmer landscape. We were out […]

30 Jun

June 29 – Waiting patiently for the eruption

All the goodies of June have passed us by so far, but there are a few hours left. Nothing but sog and mosquitoes since the last post, the jet stream is toying with us. Being on the cool rainy side has left the landscape around here as wet as it can get, ditches are like […]

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