Hello I will be giving weather news from the county of Parkland near Spruce Grove, Alberta. Spruce Grove is 15 minutes West of Edmonton.
By: bawlf, 2:46 PM GMT on December 06, 2013
Now 7:45 AM and it is -34.6 C (-30 F) with 0 winds. Sunrise 8:36 AM sunset 4:17 PM. Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. High -16F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Coldest temp of the 2013/2014 winter. During the dogs bathroom break it was like the air was picking a fight with my breathing. Steam rising from my hands, that's how dry it is, air looking for moisture anywhere it can find it. Dogs not interested in an excursion happy to get back inside. Ah well, suck it up.
Updated: 2:54 PM GMT on December 06, 2013
By: bawlf, 3:21 PM GMT on December 04, 2013
-21.1 C (-5.98 F) feels like -26 C with a 6.1 kmh W wind. Sunrise 08:33 AM sunset 04:18 PM. Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of -19C. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Simba has taken to teasing me about whether she wants to go out for our walks or not lately. Really, I don't know whether she is mulling it over or if she wants to keep me in the dark. Is this anthropomorphic? … to be thinking she plans this stuff out like a human? Anyways, she always comes around at the last moment to come and get her winter duds on and go for a walk. Not once she has elected to stay in, so, I have to keep that in mind.
By: bawlf, 3:19 PM GMT on December 03, 2013
Currently, at 8:08 AM, it is -18 C (-0.4 F) with a NW wind at 17 kmh, Going down to -23 C tonight, oh yay!?!? Overcast with a chance of snow. High of -12C with a windchill as low as -25C. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 km/h. Chance of snow 40%.
Driving to work demands a lot of attention with the amount of snow we've had in the past few days. One must remember to put the transmission in neutral when coming to traffic lights or stop signs. Especially since there are layers of freezing rain under the snow. Because of the volume of traffic coming from the West, as Stony Plain and Spruce Grove have really grown in population and housing starts in the past three years, one is hard pressed to find motorists that follow the "one car length for every 10 miles per hour" rule. This leads to many rear enders at highway speeds. Exactly what occurred yesterday on my way to work. The Yellowhead was a parking lot for 15 km straight through to Spruce Grove.
Fortunately in my case I have an option. I travel over the Winterburn Road overpass and decide whether I want to go the Yellowhead or the Parkland Highway to enter Edmonton. Yesterday the Parkland was slow but at least it was moving. This morning I'm heading out to traffic with even more accumulations of snow than yesterday. Wish me luck and reasonable, skillful commuters!!