Freak snow storm chart from CalgaryGuru

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Weather chart of Strathmore in Alberta, Canada

Ever wanted to see what a severe snow storm radar chart looks like? CalgaryGuru forwarded me to a site from Twitter showing the current weather in Strathmore, Alberta in Canada. Looks like scary stuff.

My dad really loves Canada but he says the weather is the only thing he doesn’t like. Then again he has been stationed in Singapore since the mid 1990s where the weather is 32C every single day of the year. One assumes what you’re acclimatised to would affect your perceptions of weather. For example it doesn’t get cold enough to snow in Adelaide other than the Adelaide Hills, and yet I find it absolutely freezing by comparison!

We kept conversing on Twitter and he directed me to a photo of Calgary with the mountains in the distance:

Weather chart of Strathmore in Alberta, Canada
From http://www.cnam.ca/images/calgary_skyline.jpg, copied here so I’m not hotlinking.

The closest photo I have is one I took in the other direction, a photo of Adelaide from Mount Lofty. Certainly looks warmer if a bit drier!

Adelaide from Mount Lofty

But back to CalgaryGuru, we all hope you’re okay and are able to get along those roads safely tomorrow.

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