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profdant139

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Posted: 11/13/20 07:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't wait to head back into Canada -- maybe even next summer? But we promise not to overstay our welcome -- we will leave when a major snow storm is in the long-range forecast. If you have a few minutes, watch this video and imagine trying to tow a trailer through this stuff:

Alberta Blizzard of November 9, 2020

Hang in there, Canadians!!


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A word to the wise: October can be pretty iffy, too!


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Alberta weather is Iffy every month of the year. One of my daughters lived just east of Banff for many years. I can recall driving through a snow storm to get to there house on July 1st long weekend and on August long weekend. Don’t think that that video is out of the ordinary, it’s a common occurrence in Alberta.
However.... 9 times out of 10 with in 24 to 48 hrs the weather will change again...... which way.... it goes.... who knows.
Have fun on your trip, enjoy
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garyhaupt

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Posted: 11/14/20 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And California, Arizona, Utah never get snow storms, no they don't. We won't talk about the 3 days we drove thru the north Sierra's from east to west...Reno to Susanville to Red Bluff this past March.

I will say tho, many parts of Canada are remote and folks getting into trouble is not uncommon.


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Its all about elevation and storm fronts folks. Grape vine, Tehachapi, El Cajon, all have snow storms at times. Have seen snow right to the base of Superstion Mts at Apache Junction.....Flagstaff and Grand Cyn? better take your chains & long johns sometimes...I left L Vegas 85F one morning early Apr and 4 hrs later was in a snowstorm at Ely and looking for pink stuff to winterize my trailer.!....I live in Canada on Vancouver Island 42ft above sea level and very seldom see snow or freezing temps...yep, learned many years ago to pay attention to elevation no matter what part of our great North America my RV travels take me to.


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It's Canada.
Last snowstorm of the winter on June 30.
First snowstorm of the winter on July 1.


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DavidandDayle wrote:

It's Canada.
Last snowstorm of the winter on June 30.
First snowstorm of the winter on July 1.


Not far from the truth, we were out camping with our side x side on July long weekend and the day before it snowed up where we were. Theses pictures are mostly of the snow left over for the winter of 2019/20. However on the mountain tops across the valley and on the north facing and shady spots you could still find snow from the day before.
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I live in Canada on Vancouver Island 42ft above sea level and very seldom see snow or freezing temps.

Victoria, also on the Island has, on average, warmer winter temps than THIRTY EIGHT US states! We also get low humidity and low rainfall during our warm summers. Now if only we could do something about the winter rains!


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