Early Snow in Alberta

“Children just won’t know what pumpkins are,” says reader John Iceage Smith.

With snow on the way, parts of Alberta will be feeling a little more wintery this week, says this article on The Weather Network.

“Areas along the foothills will pick up less than five centimetres of wet snow through Tuesday,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “By Wednesday, Calgary may also see some scattered flurries mix in… (and) temperatures across the Prairies will drop to the low single digits.”

Then, perhaps in deference to “global warming,” the article tries to downplay the snow by reminding us that “Alberta is no stranger to fall snow storms.”

“On September 16, 2003, eight centimetres of snow was recorded in Calgary. Before that, snow fell for the last five days of September in 1925…the snowiest start to fall since record-keeping began in 1881.”

“It snowed on each of those five days, (and) halted farming operations across southern Alberta.”

Okay, perhaps Alberta is no stranger to fall snow storms. But I thought this global warming thing was supposed to make snowstorms a thing of the past. You don’t suppose we’re being lied to, do you?



Thanks to John Iceage Smith for this link

16 thoughts on “Early Snow in Alberta

  1. Canada is the canary in the coal mine,just keep an eye out for drastic climate anomalies up north and stock the cache with 100s of pounds of non perishable foods when she freezes even more solid.Just a reminder.. One of the ancient full glacial periods caused so many people to perish,human reproduction from the low populace and migrations of who were still alive, resulted in a bottleneck of D.N.A that shows closely related traits in the genes of most caucasians to this day,the dna blueprints are recorded in the blood from that era thousands of years ago.Still I wonder? Whens the next long term earth glacial going to be triggered? So,I will continue to read iceagenow,keep the news coming.

    • During the last ice age human population was already low and they were hunter-gatherers making existence a touch and go proposition at best. However, if a new ice age comes–a full blown ice age–millions if not billions of people will die. That will still leave billions alive with all their DNA intact. Modern technology will allow the survivors to survive better than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. But yes, store non-perishable foods and keep on hand a good store of seeds for planting.

      • Yes true!technology will help keep us human mammals existing much longer…now if I throw this scenario in,I’m a bit off topic”Earth Snowball”which would probably be triggered in the future by Milankovitch’s math and/or an unfortunate Earth crossing paths with an elenin type projectile which are out there now. A stike on earth would cause instant extinction followed by a long term global icecube iceage and after the sterilization of Earth..there will be a genesis of life again,thank God. Fortunately,life can exist with no oxygen as we know it! Extremophiles,South Africa in deep mines,Utah salts kms down encapsulated life forms,bacteria which cannot be destroyed by any temp..just to name a few! Many unanswered questions remain but no doubt the severity of the next 100thou or so iceage cycle expanding south will be a big test for survival of every advanced lifeform.

  2. Yes I sarcastically love how they downplay cold events, but when there were heatwaves earlier this year they somehow linked it to global warming, and called it a ‘footprint’ of global warming.

  3. I don’t fancy being up in Canada this weekend! The forecast blast of cold air will be expansive across the country and is likely to deliver sub freezing temps at some point this weekend or next week, as far south as Tennessee. Check out what an impressive block develops up into western Canada and Alaska… This is the exact OPPOSITE trend we were seeing this time last fall with a massive vortex and trough in that same region. That persisted into winter and effectively killed snow and cold threats across the lower 48. Will the current trend of blocking carry us through the rest of fall and upcoming winter? It’s too early to tell, but if it does… look out! IMAGE: http://kyweathercenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/GFS12.png

    • Excellent observation Caroline that’s the key to predicting when a big change in climate will finally occur. Little by little we will all see.. that, a major long term cooldown is on the way.

  4. It is not now nor has it ever been about the weather or the climate. It has always been about advancing a social agenda.

  5. Well of course we all’ know’ that the warming ice- reduced Arctic is going to result in a cold NH winter this year—all angles are being covered and presaged by CO2 cultism. There is no escape, just keep paying for the windfarms through your bills and taxes.

  6. It is not unusual to get snow in September in Calgary, even though it is now October.
    I checked the historic weather reports for snow at Calgary in Sept, since 1950. They have had more than a trace:
    1950’s snow every year except two.
    1960’s snow every year, with four years over 50 cm.
    1970’s only four years had snow.
    1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s snow 5 years out of 10 (50% of the time).

    Calgary is at more than 1000 meters and near mountains, so it often gets snowfalls early in the fall and late in the spring. However, a Chinook usually comes the next day and melts it.

    The snow reported for West Glacier area of Montana is the same system.

  7. The coming ice age might reduce the population to a few million! All the world’s cities will not be able to function as they do now. The remaining citizens will hopefully have the skills to mine coal, drill for oil and have the data and tools to maintain a good existence in the cit(y)ies that are left.

    This challenge will almost be insurmountable as no country is going to go into voluntary starvation. The fight for survival and hence usable agricultural land will produce our ultimate war. I suspect few will survive. No radio. No TV. No cellphones. No food.

    Lets not glamorize what’s about to come. It’s going to be awful.

    • Amen, brother. As I say in Not by Fire but by Ice, I fear that we’ll be fighting in the streets for food long before we’re covered by ice.

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