Calgary got walloped over the weekend with a steady stream of snow and bitter cold that was capped off on Sunday night with a big dump of snow with temperatures hovering around -28C. Thankfully the snow stopped when it did as I was starting to run out of places to put it.
I know that a lot of western Canada was hit pretty hard this weekend and that some places got it a lot worse (or better?) than we did but it was still a pretty noteworthy event for Calgary. The good news is that it’s predicted to be +8C by the end of the week.
Shortly after waking up today the snow began to fall, and then it really began to fall. Finally some legitimate winter weather!
We had planned to go and cut our own Christmas trees with Diana and Jeremy and our friend Sean and his son Solace. Unfortunately, Diana ended up having to work, and Sean was feeling less than chipper. Janet and I deliberated about postponing our plans until next weekend, but with forecasts calling for daytime highs below -20°C next weekend we decided to strike while the iron was hot, or, at least not quite as cold.
We loaded up the thermoses, and dogs and chainsaw and hit the road.