Alberta Foothills Weather

Archive for May, 2011

29 May

May 29 – Floods, Hail, Smoke and Mozzies

Our first taste of spring flooding came and went, with no surprises for anyone who was watching. 60-120mm of rain right about where the models put it, everything went as forecast on all fronts. The heaviest rain came Thursday into Friday, 60-70mm in 24 hours in the Bragg Creek to Longview area, almost 3 feet […]

23 May

May 23 – Wet Week

The rain moved in from the east late yesterday and stuck around all day today, but we only have 13mm in the bucket. Much more in random places all over southern/central Alberta, PASPC said up to 40 mm reported by this morning, but not where the report came from. The main band of rain set […]

18 May

May 18 – Fire runs wild

The winds of change would not quit, not only have they brought a very rapid advance of spring, they have also brought destruction. Half of the town of Slave Lake, 200km north of Edmonton, is in ashes after a wildfire flared southeast of town over the weekend. 50-80km/h southeast winds quickly pushed the fire into […]

13 May

May 13 – The winds of change

Wind and then some more wind, that is how it’s been and continues to be. Combined with temperatures above 20C, the change in the landscape around here the past week in nothing short of amazing. Fields that were still covered with snow little more than two weeks ago have been blasted dry by endless southeast […]

02 May

May 2 – Off to a good start

Not much to complain about around here. Warm and breezy, things are drying out fast. Rushing ditch water has slowed to a trickle, only a few little spots of snow left now, and a hint of green showing in the poplars. Nothing very interesting looking weather wise until the end of the weekend, nice mid-teen […]

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