Alberta Foothills Weather

March 22

Almost a foot!
The snow started right at midnight here, after tracking up from the south starting around Claresholm somewhere, then right up the QE2. The heaviest of it seemed to fall to the west, between hwy22 and 2A, with 15-40cm between the trans-canada and here.
We wound up with 25cm(10″) of fluffy stuff, mostly a steady 2cm/hour fall with a heavier shot around 4am. Early this afternoon, the snow started to taper off and the temperature reached for 0, but didn’t quite make it. Regardless, the few rays of sunshine blazing through the clouds was enough to quickly turn the fluff into heavy snowman construction material, just as we started busting out the driveway. Shortly after getting that done, the wind began to pick up, temps dropped a few degrees and the drifting began, turning our road to the highway into a complete mess again. It was almost dried out on Saturday.
We did manage to get out for a snort on the Cats today, best snow around here we’ve had all season!

25cm of fresh spring snow west of Penhold,AB - March 22, 2009
25cm of fresh spring snow west of Penhold,AB - March 22, 200910+ inches of fresh snow west of Red Deer,AB - March 22, 2009Heavy spring snowfall west of Red Deer,AB - March 22, 2009
Spring snowstorm west of Red Deer,AB - March 22, 2009Nasty spring road conditions west of Penhold,AB - March 22, 2009Heavy snow begins to drift in a country road west of Red Deer,AB - March 22, 2009

4 Responses to “March 22”

  1. 1
    Dann Cianca Says:


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    Matt Johnson Says:

    More snow!!! Are you kidding me? This winter is getting radiculous!

  3. 3
    PB Says:

    +1.5C and snowing here heh
    Nice strip of 15-30cm on the GEM from west of here all the way to the border west of #2. And most of Montana!

  4. 4
    Matt Johnson Says:

    I’m guessing we got about 15-20 cm in the central part of Calgary lastnight. I hear that Springback got 24 cm. That means they have gotten about 60 cm in the last week!!!! I like going mudding here so the more moisture the better!

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