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Central Alberta and Saskatchewan Celebrate OctSnowberfest

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Busses were stranded in Lethbridge, Winter Tire Installers fainted from exhaustion in Kindersley, and Children in Calgary were left scrambling to wonder how they would fit their Avengers Halloween Costumes over snowpants, as a "Snownado" battered Central Alberta and Central Saskatchewan Tuesday.

The exact amount of snow that fell isn't known*, but local meterologists estimate the snowfall to be in the the '15-250,000 cm or something like that' range. The snow fall caused major traffic issues all across the western provinces, particularly in Biggar Saskatchewan, where slippery roads and slow moving traffic saw the daily commute time double, from 5 to almost 10, yes 10, minutes.

The snow is expected to continue for the next 24-48 hoursish, before it moves eastward, then dissappears, causing Torontonians to wonder what all the fuss was about anyway.

*Denotes the exact amount is probably known, but is probably listed on a more reputable news site




Canada Wide Forecast - January 10, 2012

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Well look who it is Alberta! Old Man Winter makes his triumphant 2012 return/debut! Temperatures are going to Plummit all day, with many Albertans facing a Long John Index of 3 by supper time! Pretty mild for the rest of the country, who will hover in an around a 1, until tomorrow, when the temperature drops coast to coast! Huzzah!

Vancouver, Kamlooped - NA
Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray NFLD - 3
Saskatoon - NA
Regina - 1
Winnipeg, Thunder (Danger) Bay  - NA
Sudbury - 2
Toronto, Ottawa - NA
Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Halifax, Green Gables, Fredericton, St. John's - 1
Iqaluit - 4
Whitehorese, Yellowknife, Inuvik - 3
Alert, Top of Canada - 4 

Canada Wide Forecast - November 23, 2011

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Winter is picking it's spots in the Dominion of Canada today, and those spots are in the North, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Quebec City, Quebec, Charlelottetown PEI and St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador! All those places will have a Long John Index of 1! POLAR BEAR ALERT for the Maritimes as well!

Vancouver, Kamlooped, Banff, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winterpeg, Thunder(Dangerbay), Sudbury, The Centre of the Universe (Toronto), Montreal, Truro, Halifax, Frdericton - NA
Grande Prairie, Quebec City, Charlottetown, St. John's - 1
Iqaluit, Inuvik - 4
Yellowknife, Whitehorse - 3
Alert, Top of Canada - 3 

Canada Wide Forecast - November 17, 2011

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Everybody between Hinton Alberta, to Lloydminster Saskatchewan is under a Winter Storm Morning! Lots and Lots of snow and wind and all that other fun stuff today. Saskatchewan is still freezing like crazy, and Winnipeg FINALLY showing some signs of winter. Rainy on the East AND West Coasts Now if you'll excuse us, we have to go prep our Dog Sleds!

Your Canada Wide Forecast

Vancouver, Kamlooped, Calgary - NA
Edmonton, Grande Prairie - 2
Fort McMurray Nfld, Saskatoon - 3
Regina - 2
Winnipeg - 2
Thunder (Danger) Bay - 1
Sudbury, Windzor, Centre of the Universe (Toronto), Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Truro, Charlottetown, Halfax, St. John's - NA
Iqaluit - 1
Whitehorse, Inuvik - 3
Yellowknife - 4
Alert, Top of Canada - 4

Canada Wide Forecast - November 15, 2011

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The Home Office in Edmonton received its first snow of the 2011 - 2012 season last night, and people are STILL commuting home from last night! It was a big ol mess. Our advice? Less cars and minivans, more dogsleds. You're welcome.

Temperatures in the midteens for the Maritimes, but it will too rainy to enjoy it much. So there won't be much suntanning in Green Gables today. A bit cooler in Ontario, and Manitoba, whilst Sask, Alberta and the North are plunged into winter! Chilly in BC too!

Your Canada Wide Forecast

Vancouver, Kamlooped - NA
Cranbrook, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Saskatoon, Regina, Jaw of Moose, Winterpeg - 1
Fort McMurray, NFLD - 2
Thunder(Danger) Bay, Windzor, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Truro, Halifax, Charlottetown, St. John's - NA
Iqaluit - NA
Whitehorse, Yellowknife - 3
Inuvik - 4
Alert, Top of Canada - 4