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cohan
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Same storm warning here, though it might be more rain by the time it gets to Faith, farther east, though we could both have a mix of snow and rain.. probably mostly snow here, nearer the foothills.. supposed to start this afternoon, possibly 15cm or more of snow.. have to get out and bring up some firewood  ;D
Its only early April- we can have the occasional heavy snow through May...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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We got about 15 cm of snow out of that last storm, and while it melted very soon against houses, on the roads and sunny places that were already bare, other places (like most of our driveway that is shaded) it only started going yesterday!

Now, from tomorrow we have several days of rain, freezing rain, possible snow forecast.....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Yes, Cohan, a few days of crappy weather it looks like.  It's about 17 C here now, but not for long.  Environment Canada has changed the forecast drastically since this morning!

Faith S.   Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm  Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa

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Our forecast hasn't changed so much- except now the possible snow could come already by thurs night, then snow or rain fri and sat! I was still moving snow in the yard today, away from some paths and near beds-- I have one semi/woodland perennial bed that I realised after building is in the path of the downhill trickle of melt water in spring, that goes on for ages (fed by deep piles of snow along the driveway, part of which is in shade, so slow to melt), so I try to clear beside it so the water can run away without collecting in the bed- I dug a bit of a channel along one side of it last year, may need to expand that more, yet, and make sure I have moisture lovers in that bed!

I will be interesting to see what that rain will do on top of all the snow we still have!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

I will be interesting to see what that rain will do on top of all the snow we still have!

Make a lot of water? Do you have a lifeboat?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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That's what I said to my mom this morning- better get the boats ready! Of course we have no boats here, far away from any real body of water...
Supposed to be 10-15mm rain, then change to snow, 5-10cm overnight and snow fri and sat, another 10 cm plus... then next tues/wed rain/snow again....

The mosquitoes will be happy  ;D

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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I think the only place in Canada with more yo-yo weather than Newfoundland is Alberta.  We have been surprisingly mild this past week...every day 10-15 C and staying up to 5 C at night.  You can watch the plants grow!  Meanwhile, Nova Scotia and the Maritimes have been cold all week with 20 cm snow in Moncton.  There is no accounting for weather in Canada!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

cohan
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We had some days 10-15 before this storm, though no nights to 5C- I think maybe +2C is as high as we have been..
We got probably 10-15cm of snow last night/this morning- hard to be sure when it was melting all along.. Its stopped for now, possible rain/snow this aft, and then flurries tonight/tomorrow... plenty wet and sloppy out there..
+11 forecast for Mon, and possible precip again Tues and Thurs..
here's the drive home yesterday, when it had been snowing a couple of hours...
https://picasaweb.google.com/111492944361897930115/April122012SpringDriv...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Rain and sun, rain and sun here but not very high or low temps. I can not notice any growth of the plants - it is standstill :-\
A couple of hours ago we had a thunderstorm with hail and the lightning struck near by without damaging anything as far as I know.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Yesterday and today were both record highs...hit 21 C yesterday and 20 C today.  Tomorrow is forecasting 3 C!  Too much of a shock to the system.  We actually need some rain...it has been a dry April.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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