Two Months of Poor Sleddin’

Canmore May 27 2011 2pmIt started snowing last night and now at the “hottest” part of the day at 2pm, the blizzard continues.  I just measured 13cm accumulation out back and the temperature is 20 degrees below average.  Amazing considering the summer solstice is but 3 weeks away!  This last year could be described best as 10 months of winter and two months of poor sleddin’ as the old timers say.  But in fact it’s actually snowed for ten consecutive months here starting in late August.  Of course high in the mountains, snowfall in June and July is not uncommon, but snow in the valley is a real event.

I couldn’t find any data online (Environment Canada’s database can be so cumbersome) for latest snowfall in the Bow Valley but surely this one must be in the top ten.  All I could think about today was how glad I was not to be living out of a tent.

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