Alberta weather

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Re: Alberta weather

Postby Typeing3 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:03 pm

Wow, only 19C in Calgary today. Yesterday at this time it was 32C!

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Re: Alberta weather

Postby lightningmanAB » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:16 pm

Typeing3 wrote:Wow, only 19C in Calgary today. Yesterday at this time it was 32C!


We had a cold front move through Calgary yesterday evening.
It reached south Calgary at about 10PM sharp. We were standing outside at the DQ awaiting the blast of wind and dust. The front was very well defined on radar thanks to all of the dust that was being picked up by the wind.

Looks like it hit YYC airport at about 9:38PM.
CYYC 030400Z 34027G35KT 4SM FU SKC 20/09 A2996 RMK PRESRR SLP143 DENSITY ALT 5000FT
CYYC 030349Z 36026G39KT 4SM FU FEW062 21/08 A2995 RMK SC1 SC TR PRESRR SLP139 DENSITY ALT 5200FT
CYYC 030343Z 35026G41KT 270V360 2SM FU SCT062 23/07 A2993 RMK FU2SC2 WSHFT 0333 PRESRR SLP130 DENSITY ALT 5300FT
CYYC 030338Z 30016G21KT 2SM FU SCT063 27/03 A2990 RMK FU2SC2 PRESRR SLP117 DENSITY ALT 5800FT
CYYC 030300Z 28009KT 3SM FU SCT042 BKN062 27/03 A2986 RMK FU3SC2 SLP102 DENSITY ALT 5900FT

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Re: Alberta weather

Postby lightningmanAB » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:19 pm

lightningmanAB wrote:
Typeing3 wrote:Wow, only 19C in Calgary today. Yesterday at this time it was 32C!


We had a cold front move through Calgary yesterday evening.
It reached south Calgary at about 10PM sharp. We were standing outside at the DQ awaiting the blast of wind and dust. The front was very well defined on radar thanks to all of the dust that was being picked up by the wind.

Looks like it hit YYC airport at about 9:38PM.
CYYC 030400Z 34027G35KT 4SM FU SKC 20/09 A2996 RMK PRESRR SLP143 DENSITY ALT 5000FT
CYYC 030349Z 36026G39KT 4SM FU FEW062 21/08 A2995 RMK SC1 SC TR PRESRR SLP139 DENSITY ALT 5200FT
CYYC 030343Z 35026G41KT 270V360 2SM FU SCT062 23/07 A2993 RMK FU2SC2 WSHFT 0333 PRESRR SLP130 DENSITY ALT 5300FT
CYYC 030338Z 30016G21KT 2SM FU SCT063 27/03 A2990 RMK FU2SC2 PRESRR SLP117 DENSITY ALT 5800FT
CYYC 030300Z 28009KT 3SM FU SCT042 BKN062 27/03 A2986 RMK FU3SC2 SLP102 DENSITY ALT 5900FT


Here is a link to the radar loop yesterday evening showing the front passage:
http://climate.weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?site=XSM&year=2017&month=9&day=3&hour=02&minute=00&duration=2&image_type=PRECIPET_RAIN_WEATHEROFFICE

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Re: Alberta weather

Postby Typeing3 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:48 pm

lightningmanAB wrote:
Typeing3 wrote:Wow, only 19C in Calgary today. Yesterday at this time it was 32C!


We had a cold front move through Calgary yesterday evening.
It reached south Calgary at about 10PM sharp. We were standing outside at the DQ awaiting the blast of wind and dust. The front was very well defined on radar thanks to all of the dust that was being picked up by the wind.

Looks like it hit YYC airport at about 9:38PM.
CYYC 030400Z 34027G35KT 4SM FU SKC 20/09 A2996 RMK PRESRR SLP143 DENSITY ALT 5000FT
CYYC 030349Z 36026G39KT 4SM FU FEW062 21/08 A2995 RMK SC1 SC TR PRESRR SLP139 DENSITY ALT 5200FT
CYYC 030343Z 35026G41KT 270V360 2SM FU SCT062 23/07 A2993 RMK FU2SC2 WSHFT 0333 PRESRR SLP130 DENSITY ALT 5300FT
CYYC 030338Z 30016G21KT 2SM FU SCT063 27/03 A2990 RMK FU2SC2 PRESRR SLP117 DENSITY ALT 5800FT
CYYC 030300Z 28009KT 3SM FU SCT042 BKN062 27/03 A2986 RMK FU3SC2 SLP102 DENSITY ALT 5900FT

Must have been pretty cool to witness. The cold fronts here are nothing like they are in the prairies.

Looks like it'll be quite chilly tonight. Some spots might even get down into the low single digits?

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Re: Alberta weather

Postby lightningmanAB » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:06 am

Typeing3 wrote:
lightningmanAB wrote:
Typeing3 wrote:Wow, only 19C in Calgary today. Yesterday at this time it was 32C!


We had a cold front move through Calgary yesterday evening.
It reached south Calgary at about 10PM sharp. We were standing outside at the DQ awaiting the blast of wind and dust. The front was very well defined on radar thanks to all of the dust that was being picked up by the wind.

Looks like it hit YYC airport at about 9:38PM.
CYYC 030400Z 34027G35KT 4SM FU SKC 20/09 A2996 RMK PRESRR SLP143 DENSITY ALT 5000FT
CYYC 030349Z 36026G39KT 4SM FU FEW062 21/08 A2995 RMK SC1 SC TR PRESRR SLP139 DENSITY ALT 5200FT
CYYC 030343Z 35026G41KT 270V360 2SM FU SCT062 23/07 A2993 RMK FU2SC2 WSHFT 0333 PRESRR SLP130 DENSITY ALT 5300FT
CYYC 030338Z 30016G21KT 2SM FU SCT063 27/03 A2990 RMK FU2SC2 PRESRR SLP117 DENSITY ALT 5800FT
CYYC 030300Z 28009KT 3SM FU SCT042 BKN062 27/03 A2986 RMK FU3SC2 SLP102 DENSITY ALT 5900FT

Must have been pretty cool to witness. The cold fronts here are nothing like they are in the prairies.

Looks like it'll be quite chilly tonight. Some spots might even get down into the low single digits?

It got down to 7C this morning in Calgary but that is actually warmer than the average low of 5C for this time of year.
Cold fronts are often marked with a pretty distinct and abrupt change in weather in Alberta. In this case it was a light to moderate wind from the west where we were ahead of the front and it suddenly became a strong wind from the north as the front hit. We were near a construction zone and we watched the plastic barricades get blown across the street. We were watching the trees shake and bend just to the north of us as it got close. I see from the metars there was a 6C temperature drop in 11 minutes. It was rare to see such a dramatic shift in Vancouver during a cold front passage.


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