Monthly Archives: December 2016

First Day of Winter

View of Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass

View of Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass

Our weather has really improved here since last week and it’s not nearly as cold anymore. The polar vortex has retreated, just in time for the arrival of winter. Today is the December solstice, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It also happens to be the shortest day of the year, in terms of daylight hours. Continue reading »

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December Cold Snap

Crowsnest River In Winter

For the past couple of weeks, much of western Canada, including southern Alberta and Crowsnest Pass, has been under the influence of an Arctic air mass. It’s been bitterly cold, with temperatures well below normal. In some areas, the mercury has dropped to more than -30°C. With wind chills reaching -45°C, the weather has not been fit for man or beast. Continue reading »

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