A Windy City
Lethbridge is known
as Alberta's windy city because it is home to extreme wind speeds, sometimes
reaching a hurricane velocity
of 120 km/hr. At 120km/hr, it is not something one can easily become
accustomed to. Instead, winds between 40 and 70 km/hr are speeds
the citizens are used to and actully call "breezy".
photo by: S. Pigeon
Intersection of Scenic and Mayor Magrath Drive S.
The placard underneath the wind gauge reads:
When ball hangs at 22 degrees: A Lethbridgian considers it
When ball hangs at 45 degrees: A Lethbridgian considers it
When ball hangs at 90 degrees: A Lethbridgian considers it:
When chain stretches: A Lethbridgian considers it:
"KIND of BRISK"
When chain breaks: A Lethbridgian considers it:
Not only are the
citizens affected by the wind, but the land is affected as well.
Some believe the main main process in the coulee
development was the wind. Today, it drives at the land and affects
the soil in the farmers' fields as well as people's golf
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