GFM Network News

This graphic shows the departure from average for temperatures in Calgary over the last year. It is very similar to what you would find in locations across all of agricultural Alberta. The middle graph shows the 31-day running mean of daily temperatures, which helps to smooth out the data and shows the longer-term trends. You can see that, with the exception of a couple of very minor cool periods late last August and early September, temperatures have been running above average since last December.

The (super) cool lowdown on how snow is formed

Snow will soon begin to fall but a lot has to happen before 
clouds are ready to produce the white stuff

As we slowly work our way towards winter I thought it might be time to begin our look at the sometimes dreaded ‘S word’ — snow. Instead of just jumping straight into a discussion about snow I think we’ll take a bit of a slower approach that will hopefully help lessen the pain for some […] Read more