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Spring in Alberta
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:42:57 AM »
   After what was admittedly a mild winter, with not too much snow, but a lot of rain/ice,
spring weather arrived early.  Some very warm (for March) days,(+20 C) snow all gone
frost out and puddles soaked in.  Grass starting to grow, trees budding up.
   But of course, as if mother nature was playing a cruel April Fools joke, this
morning brought strong winds, and horizontal snow.  (insert heavy sigh here)
   More likely a payback for us having such good weather when every one else
seemed to be getting misery.
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 04:48:46 AM »
Yeah seems a little stranger each and every season... only one way to see how this plays out I suppose... ;)
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 11:51:29 AM »
yep seems nice to see green instead of white.....had small mountains of snow in all the parking lots thought they  would never go away !
nice to hear  from you people again !
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 01:30:09 AM »
Hey norm....been awhile...how's it going ?? 
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 11:07:05 AM »
  Echo of Hiker----how are you Norm?  Well I hope.
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 06:48:24 PM »
guys still here made it thru winter I see one clump of snow about the size of a real
real small snowball !     Yay !
 The pile of snow that my neighbor had piled up from my driveway 100 square ft. x
6ft high. Had a few days of cabin fever as I watched God take it away  :)  .
Spring is only couple weeks away time to get a couple of umbrellas out .
thinking of making a half bike have you seen them.....disguised as a shopping cart .
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 05:41:38 AM »
  Glad all is well with you Norm.
  Quiet, and warm winter here.  Never did get much snow, but had a nice rain towards
the end of January.
   Of course, because this is Alberta, we could still get lots of snow.  Hope not though.
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 10:57:55 AM »
hey long time no hear. Norm....glad to see your still up and runnin..and new projects in mind as well....another  strange winter here..rain..snow..warm up then cool off a bit .overall I kinda liked it..
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 02:41:21 AM »
Hiker.....last couple of days wonderful 60-70 degrees.
tshirt  weather which reminds me I need some couple of shirts
I have small holes in the stomach area too close to some almost
clean looking batteries ?????
Norm  ;D

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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2016, 08:21:56 AM »
  Now that winter is losing the battle, took a quick look at temps, and rainfall.
  It has been a mild winter.  (not complaining).  The amount of actual rain
beginning mid January is an oddity.  That does not include snowfall, just
liquid precipitation.
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 10:16:07 AM »
Really mild winter here as well..anchorage ak..out climbing on the mountain yesterday and had to fight off the skeeters ..was in the high 50s..southeast ak hit 71..new record ..last few summers have been hot hear as well...high 80s at times...looks like it going to be another record breaking summer...
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 01:57:30 PM »
Hey Hiker----just after lunch, and 20 C here.  Supposed to continue somewhere in the
teens for the next week.
Thankfully no skeeters here yet, but it will be soon.
About the only thing we can do is enjoy it.
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2016, 08:09:11 PM »
Really mild winter here as well..anchorage ak..out climbing on the mountain yesterday and had to fight off the skeeters ..was in the high 50s..southeast ak hit 71..new record ..last few summers have been hot hear as well...high 80s at times...looks like it going to be another record breaking summer...

(skeeters)
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/deeta.html
fun getting facts about those critters!
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2016, 07:51:17 AM »
   Still not very many skeeters here Norm.  Had been record highs for this time of year, then
two days of wet snow.  (gone now)  Think that may have done the fresh hatched ones in.
   Interesting spring.  ;)
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Re: Spring in Alberta
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2016, 10:25:13 AM »
Garlic works great as a skeeter repellent ...5 or 6 cloves...crush the raw cloves add to your food...gives you a kick of energy as well...take it before a hike....only problem bears seem to like it as well.........nothin like runnin off into the woods all seasoned up........
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