Happy December 1! The day I officially welcome the Christmas season. It’s been awhile since I’ve made any posts on this blog, so here are a couple to kick off winter!
Hoar Frost on the trees!
That’s right, I would rather be riding today…but instead I shoveled the driveway!! I was hoping we were done with winter, last week motorcycles were out and about, but today we all woke up to a foot of snow!
The wild temperature fluctuations characteristic of Calgary weather are partly attributed to the continental climate. The high altitude plays a role, and some of the remaining credit goes to the turbulent winds in the wake of the Rocky Mountains.
The temperature reaches 20°C or better, about 85 days each year. And 30° only about four times. Chinooks and cold fronts can result in temperature changes of 10° or more in a single hour.
It can be bright, sunny and extremely cold and windy all at the same time in winter. Something to experience.
On the plus side:
At over 2400 hours on average of bright sunshine per year, Calgary weather, along with many other south Canadian prairie locations, makes us one of Canada’s sunniest places.