Alberta Foothills Weather

October 6

Into the dinge we go..the dusty, leafless, color reduced boring stretch between warm green and cold white.
Our nice weather was shoved off Saturday afternoon by a big low pushing in from BC, but other than a few drops of rain and a bit of wind, nothing much of interest. We did manage to get out for a short fall foliage cruise before the grey rolled in, still lots of nice color hanging on in the river valleys and protected spots.
That likely changed today, another low pushed in from the west and the wind howled most of the afternoon, gusting steadily to 50km/h, stripping off most of what was left on the trees in the yard and blowing a good deal of the flotsam out of the yard.
EnviroCan has a below average week lined up for us, normal daytime temps of 10 or less and down to -6 for lows. Normals are 14/0.
Amazingly, we have only had 2 days of frost so far, -2 on the 24th of Sept and -.1 this morning. I can’t remember it holding off this long.
It’s starting to look and feel a lot more like fall, but it could certainly be worse. October 4th last year, heavy snowfall warnings went out for the southern foothills, and we had our first snow here on the morning of the 5th.

Fall foliage at Dickson Dam, southwest of Red Deer,AB - Oct.4, 2008
Autumn colors along the Medicine River near Markerville,AB - Oct.4, 2008Fall foliage lines a country road near Markerville,AB - Oct.4, 2008Fall colors along the Red Deer River west of Innisfail,AB - Oct.4, 2008
Fall colors along the Red Deer River west of Penhold,AB - Oct.4, 2008Autumn colors along the Red Deer River west of Penhold,AB - Oct.4, 2008Fall colors along the Medicine River near Markerville,AB - Oct.4, 2008
Fall foliage at Dickson Dam, west of Innisfail,AB - Oct.4, 2008

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