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What the freck?

by Alex
(Red Deer Alberta, Canada)

Red Deer in the Summer

Red Deer in the Summer

lol! Are you serious?

"Everybody knows that Canada is always cold" ?!

What kind of baloney do you people learn in school?

I live in central Alberta, and during the summer is regularly between 100-105 degrees F.

Winter is cold. But summer is hot.

Barry's Response - Hello Alex. Thank your for your response. I trust you understood the tongue-in-cheek nature of my introduction in that invitation to comment that you obviously saw. It was all in jest.

Let's talk a bit about climate, now. The Red Deer weather data comes from YQF, the regional airport serving the city. It is a few miles south-southwest of the Red Deer, towards Calgary. Red Deer has grown rapidly over the past forty years and will soon be approaching 100,000.

Officially, the climate in the area, based on data obtained at this airport, has the Köppen classification Dfb; that means humid subarctic continental climate and it has moderately cool summers (average of daily high and low temperatures are less than 71 degrees F in the warmest month) and no specific dry season.

The coldest winter night of a typical year is about -25 F and the hottest summer afternoon might be 85. That's the airport. Most of these cities have microclimates which can be considerably warmer than the official readings. For instance, the temperature in a mall parking lot can be way higher, 10 degrees easily or even 20, than the surrounding countryside on that summer day.

The urban heat-island-effect typically causes the interiors of cities to remain a few degrees warmer than ambient conditions year-round, especially in mid-winter. This can happen anywhere.

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Summers are hot?
by: Huh?

Been in Red Deer (Hell frozen over) almost my whole life, and I can safely say that it's cold all year long. It's April 27 right now and 2-3 degrees celcius every single day with absolutely ZERO sunlight. Gray clouded over dreary skies every single day. It snowed for 2 days straight just last week. We have had one, I repeat ONE warm blue sky day since June 2016. We did not get a summer in 2016 - it literally rained every single day. We had a heat wave in the summer of 2015 which was enjoyable for one month, until forest fires blocked out the sun with smoke until it was freezing again. What year did you write your review? I will say this: we USE TO get nice summers here, but that was years ago.

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by: Alex

I don't need to be told what the weather is like where I live here in cooooold Canada.
Now let me get back to my Hot cup of maple syrup!

Something to smoke
by: Anonymous

Yeah Alex, it has the Köppen classification Dfb; that means humid subarctic continental climate. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. lol

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