Heat Warning

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Last week we had a rain warning combined with a wind warning. This week the weather has changed and we have heat warnings! From Environment Canada: Alerts for: Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca 3:37 PM MDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 … Continued

Still raining

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We’ve had rain and high winds, with power out for 20 hours last night. Couldn’t even BBq for dinner as the rain was coming in sideways underneath the shelter. The plants don’t mind, except for the trees. A few down … Continued

Fresh Snow

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🙂 Made the roads pretty messy (especially in Edmonton), but nice for the ski trail. Winter can be fun!

First ski of 2018

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This is the first time I’ve gone cross-country skiing since December 9, 2017. After December 9th the weather turned very warm and our snow disappeared. Then over Christmas the temperature dropped. An extreme cold warning was issued and we had … Continued

Christmas Freeze

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  Happy Holidays, hope you are staying warm! We’ve had a stretch of cold weather here in Northern Alberta, and in much of Canada as well. Brrrr!   Another Extreme Cold Warning is in effect for all of Northern and … Continued

Hurricanes

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  Wow, three Atlantic hurricanes are raging today. Katia and Jose are currently Category 1 while Irma is Category 5. News agencies are calling Irma one of the strongest Atlantic Hurricanes ever recorded. We’re thinking of our Florida friends. Stay … Continued

Polar Vortex

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Brrrr! Last week saw some cold temperatures here in Alberta. The Jet Stream is bringing down some Arctic air. Now that this air will be reaching Ontario/Quebec, the phenomenon is on the Weather Network:   Never-mind that we have already … Continued

Storm Front

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“Storm Front” is the name of the colour that I am slowly painting our shed. We chose it partly because of its shade of grey, and partly because it seemed appropriate at the time.   We’ve had a lot of … Continued