Alberta Foothills Weather

March 15

Nothing terribly exciting weather-wise around here since the last post. We have been sitting on the edge of a constantly regenerating lee trough along the foothills, thanks to the good ol’ Idaho High.
Temperatures soared for the 12th and 13th over southern Alberta, the big melt was underway, the past two days have been foggy and calm around here, just below freezing, which has halted the melt temporarily and stiffened things back up again.
Been having a bit of a eagle fest lately, they found a bovine in the neighborhood that didn’t make it thru the last blizzard and have been camped out in the trees around the feed. At first it was 5 or 6 Bald eagles and a dozen Ravens, but now a pair of massive Golden eagles have shown up. Too bad the site is about 300 yards out in the middle of a field, but it’s still something I’ve never seen that close.

Lots of goodies are lined up for the BC coast for the next 10 days, but again, it looks like the strength of the ridge over southern BC and Idaho will be deciding if we get some precip over the week or a dry stretch. No +20 or -30 in the foreseeable future. Next Saturday is looking interesting now but a lot is likely to change in the models before then.

Foggy winter morning west of Red Deer, AB - March 14, 2009
Still some snow left - March 12, 2009Thick fog on hwy# 592 west of Penhold,AB - March 14, 2009Snowdrifts and animal tracks - March 12, 2009Red Deer river wide open at RR20 - March 14, 2009
Bald Eagle west of Red Deer, AB - March 12, 2009Golden Eagle west of Red Deer, AB - March 14, 2009Huge Golden Eagle west of Innisfail,AB - March 15, 2009Well weathered Coyote north of Innisfail, AB - March 15, 2009
Late winter rime west of Red Deer, AB - March 15, 2009Frosty, foggy day west of Red Deer, AB - March 15, 2009Hard rimecicles - March 15, 2009Spiky rime bush west of Red Deer, AB - March 15, 2009

3 Responses to “March 15”

  1. 1
    Matt Johnson Says:

    Is that blogging spam I see!!!! Weather has been plain old sun with some clouds mixed in. I did see some convection poping up west of here today though. Some thing I haven’t seen in awhile.

  2. 2
    Pat Boomer Says:

    Bah friggin spammers
    Spamfree catches most of em but that turkey snuck thru somehow.

    I’d like some thundersnow.

  3. 3
    Matt Johnson Says:

    Wouldn’t that be nice!! I’m up for thunder anything right now. My Dad was saying that some thunderstorms rolled through his part of SW Ontario today. The storms are definetly working their way north, slowly but surely.

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