“Children just won’t know what pumpkins are,” says reader John Iceage Smith.
With snow on the way, parts of Alberta will be feeling a little more wintery this week, says this article on The Weather Network.
“Areas along the foothills will pick up less than five centimetres of wet snow through Tuesday,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “By Wednesday, Calgary may also see some scattered flurries mix in… (and) temperatures across the Prairies will drop to the low single digits.”
Then, perhaps in deference to “global warming,” the article tries to downplay the snow by reminding us that “Alberta is no stranger to fall snow storms.”
“On September 16, 2003, eight centimetres of snow was recorded in Calgary. Before that, snow fell for the last five days of September in 1925…the snowiest start to fall since record-keeping began in 1881.”
“It snowed on each of those five days, (and) halted farming operations across southern Alberta.”
Okay, perhaps Alberta is no stranger to fall snow storms. But I thought this global warming thing was supposed to make snowstorms a thing of the past. You don’t suppose we’re being lied to, do you?
Thanks to John Iceage Smith for this link