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December 5, 2009 – Okotoks, AB, Canada
Winter storm warning in effect.
Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature falling to minus 14 this afternoon.
Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 19. Wind chill minus 31.
Periods of snow ending late in the day then clearing. Amount 2 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the evening. Temperature steady near minus 18. Wind chill minus 32.
As you can see we are not going anywhere in our vehicles today, or tomorrow. I shoveled 1/2 the driveway for an hour last night to get my car into the garage (after getting stuck at the mailboxes) and it was all for naught. The wind just drifted it over even higher overnight. The neighbor’s driveway is virtually clear but he has a 2- foot drift across the sidewalk. I am just going to wait until it quits snowing before going out to break my back moving all this snow again….
You can see the snow swirling in the air and the drift right up to our front door.