Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it could take days or weeks to deal with damage caused by the second summer snowstorm to hit Alberta this month.
As most Canadians ease into autumn, residents of southern Alberta are contending with massive power outages, downed tree branches and slippery roads after yet another early blast of winter snow.
The amount of damage has not yet been assessed, Nenshi said, but warned cleanup wasn't going to happen overnight.
"We don't have a sense of it yet, but certainly, depending on the part of the city you're in ... I was shocked at the damage," he said, speaking at the city's emergency operations center.
Contrary to many stereotypes- Canada is not the land of snow and cold- Not usually.
However, the last couple of years have been cooler than usual- quite a bit cooler
There were mornings this summer when we awoke to temps in the mid 50's F
This after the worst winter I can recall in some time...
Frost is expected a month earlier than usual- which has been October, but, now it is being reported as frost in September
Canadians coast-to-coast may have noticed something strange this summer, and now NASA has the pictures to prove it.About Ashcroft BC- It's inland, not coastal- so why cite the desert in BC as proof of blistering coastal temps? Other then to mislead?
Typically blistering hot locations like Southern Ontario have been comparatively cool, with temperatures resting in the comfortable mid-20s, while coastal B.C. has been blistering hot. (Intentional Misrepresentation!) The highest temperature recorded in the country in July was 41.7 Celsius in Ashcroft B.C., according to Environment Canada data.
The Ashcroft area is the driest place in Canada outside of the high arctic, and the only truly arid (desert like) place in Canada. It has one of the hottest summers in Canada, with a July average daily maximum temperature near 30°C (86°F). Daytime temperatures over 38°C (100°F) are common in mid-summer.Therefore the 41.7 degree temperature in Ashcroft is perfectly normal for that location
By contrast, Ontario’s hottest day was recorded in the province’s far northwest at Mine Centre Southwest — a small community southeast of Kenora.
Florida and Georgia have been quite cool this summer and the mountains of Tennessee have “dropped to the winter-like levels
|Land surface temperatures from July 27 to August 3, 2014, as analyzed by NASA. (image courtesy NASA)|
AGW?- We have to accept we just aren't that omnipotent in the universe