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A wise person once told me that "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes". Such is the case in Southern Alberta, since the weather is quite finicky. This is due to the three air masses which created the cool, semi-arid climate.
1. Warm, Dry winds from the west
2. Arctic Systems from the north
A system of cold and dry air only to be interrrupted by a
3. Gulf air from the south
Air from the Gulf of Mexico brings moisture, although
is the Weather like in Lethbridge?
A temperature update as well as a forecast for the week ahead.
Lethbridge: A Centennial History perfectly typifies the climate and landscape when it describes the prairies of Southern Alberta as "high plains country, chinook country, its air like a blade or blow torch, its sky fitting close and tight to the horizon and the great bell of heaven alive with light, clouds, heat, stars, wind, incomparable weathers." (p.11).
in Southern Alberta is the tale of two extremes. The temperature
can get to be extremely cold in the winter months or extremely hot in the
summer, to the point where it is unbearble to live without an air conditioning
system. Here is a table of statistics which give an overview of temperatures,
average wind speed and precipitation.
Link to Lethbridge Climate Chart
A Windy City
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