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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 12:36 AM
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I sure miss our brown mild winters... it's been 3 straight years now with snow on the ground for more than a month!
Agreed. I thought I was crazy until I checked EC's stats, but my first 3 winters here never had accumulation like this, that just lasted for much of the winter. Then the past 3 have been absolute shit.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 5:43 AM
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 8:09 AM
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-5C with a wind chill of -7C and light snow today.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 4:11 PM
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Snowfall warning for much of Alberta, YAY!
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 7:12 PM
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Snowfall warning for much of Alberta, YAY!
This is a pretty interesting system. The forecasts for Calgary are pretty much random dart throws at this point - I've seen anything from 1cm over the next few days to as much as 30! Trying to figure out if the drive to (and especially home from) the ski hill tomorrow will be worth it. Crossing my fingers for an epic (if cold) powder day.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 7:24 PM
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Trying to figure out if the drive to (and especially home from) the ski hill tomorrow will be worth it. Crossing my fingers for an epic (if cold) powder day.
It'll be bumper to bumper irregardless of road conditions as par usual... if it does what it's supposed to, TCH will be dry with the odd icy wheel path when you drive back home with snow blowing across it at 60km/hr , of course untill you get into the city limits where they'll be laying out straight salt making sure to catch all that blowing snow and packing it down on their streets.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 7:28 PM
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This is a pretty interesting system. The forecasts for Calgary are pretty much random dart throws at this point - I've seen anything from 1cm over the next few days to as much as 30! Trying to figure out if the drive to (and especially home from) the ski hill tomorrow will be worth it. Crossing my fingers for an epic (if cold) powder day.
Yup... here too.

I was suppose to come down to play a hockey game tomorrow, but no way in hell I am getting on HWY 2 with such a random forecast.

...I am to get stuck in Calgary....... ok I play nice.
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When the forecast is this random best to stay off the QE2.

Driving around town today I think everyone is in the DF mode.

Looking out my office window and It Has Begun, Time to head home early doesn't fly in this office most of us are used to winter extremes.

Checked the highway cams and it looks like the storm is coming down 43
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Blizzard like conditions here. Dropping temperature, snow flying sideways, will probably be white out by drive home time! Yay!
     
     
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-4C with a wind chill of -10C and snowing.

It didn't accumulate too much, just light snow.
     
     
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So much for the snow moving off to the east. Shovelled last night and again this morning, Then after a hot rm toddy shovelled again. Now the wind is up and drifting has begun. However we have not had snow like this in a few years.
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This is approaching March '74. Tried to do some school shopping and I had to cut it short because the roads were getting really bad and I was afraid the buses might start getting stuck.
     
     
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+5 with sunny breaks - quite the nice day
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Be curious to hear from the Edmontonians just how much fell. We haven't seen a ton of snow yet but holy mother of fuck is it windy. Drifting snow everywhere, and in many cases enough to get cars stuck - unusual when you don't actually have much coming down. I can't even imagine what the highways are like right now (they were bad enough several hours ago before the real winds started up).

Sometimes these "winter storm warnings" are a bit overblown, but they got it right this time.
     
     
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10 to 20 cm
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Hard to tell. At least 20 cm by this morning and maybe 30 cm right now. Some sidewalks have knee-high drifts.
     
     
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Snowstorm hits Edmonton hard



http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/Snow...528/story.html

Winter storm leaves Alberta drivers stranded



http://www.torontosun.com/news/canad.../16815886.html
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-3C with a wind chill of -8C and cloudy with a few flurries.

This December-January period got to be the cloudiest ever. I don't mind as long as temperatures are above normal.
     
     
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Finished driving around doing errands and didn't notice the town bogged down, at little slow maybe. I don't recall ever being snowed in. Side streets are bad, if you don't have snow-tires you would be running into trouble. Had a hard time finding a restaurant that wasn't full last night.
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-10 and sunny with a windchill of -15 but it felt more like 5 above to me. I didn't need to wear my gloves because "even the grass is melting".
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