Wild Weather in the Canadian West

I live in Calgary, a city of one million plus on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about two hours north of Montana.  Yes we get winter and lots of it, but when you live here, you get used to lots of snow, icy roads and temperatures of -20C.  It doesn’t feel extreme to us – it’s just winter.  But we never get gale force winds – until this past Sunday. We’re the center of the Canadian Oil Industry, which results in...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Brrr.  Calgary has had its first snowfall of the season.  Not a lot of snow can fall in an hour but with a high wind, it looked ugly.  And the roads got slippery fairly quickly. For those of you who are wondering, no I don’t live in an igloo.  Yes my car has an electric plug in on the front but it’s not an electric car.  The plug is connected to a block heater.  When it gets -40F cars freeze if they’re parked outside for hours...

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