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Old 04-28-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Was hoping to get out for the first overnighter of this season. Just planning to go to buddies farm about 30 min south of town to have a get together for one night. Wind was pretty brutal all day and I was hoping it would calm down for the evening. Had the kids and quads all loaded up and stopped at Walmart for supplies. Wind started gusting to 60 MPH and could hardly hold on to the cart while unloading. After experiencing the undulations of the rig and from DW in the passenger seat while still in the city, we ( she )decided to call it off. Unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in our neck of the woods.

Gotta love southern Alberta.

Kinda bummed!!!

Oh well try again soon.
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Another reason to check the weather conditions prior to departure. Sometimes it better to stay put a while than challenge Mother Nature.
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Bad as it was .. it was probably worse in Drumheller.
Was the wind at least warm from the west and not cold from the north??
I'll send some rain over the mountains , so that cancelling won't seem all that bad.
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Once in Mexico, the wind was so bad, we stayed under a bridge until it died down enough to find our way back to our MH. Everything inside was dusty, but we were out of the wind and had heat and cold beer.
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Yes wind was out of the west and about 75 F. We call them "Chinooks". They are great in the winter and it can go from 0 to 70 overnight. Most of the trees here have a permanent lean to the east. But some days it can be overwhelming and you will the north-south hiways littered with semi trailers on there sides.

Weather tends to change pretty fast around here and forecasts change by the hour. This morning of course it is dead calm and about 70. Go figure
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I know what they're called , just couldn't remember how to spell " chinook "
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I saw this youtube video last year. Sure makes you think about the potential consequences of wind.

DW was born in Edmonton. She still has a T-shirt that says "I survived the -90 wind chill factor". High winds are one thing but along with severe cold temps., I know I could not deal with that. On the west coast we only have to live with incessant rains from about Nov. - May. Camped twice now this year - in the rain.

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Well was foiled again today by the wind. Went to take my family to a historic site/museum 1/2 hour west of town but a electrical substation had been damaged by the wind yesterday so the museum was closed and there was no where open to eat lunch.

Thought I'd share a few pictures of a friend who lives in the Crowsnest pass. His TT blew over right in front of his house. Total write off.
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