Good morning, Alberta! It’s nice to see that none of you were blown away last night. We hope that you’re all as well-rested as can be, despite extreme winds rattling almost every window and door from Lethbridge to Fort Mac.
Just in case you were afraid to look out the window, or were just too tired to and missed all of the craziness, here’s a recap of Alberta’s most recent storm as documented by the wonderful people of Twitter.
As always, though it was a breezier day, to begin with, it still felt like it kind of came out of nowhere – going from ‘patio beers’ to ‘shovels at the ready’ real quick.
— Scott Scout (@slscout) March 29, 2021
Here’s a quick and dirty timelapse of the shelf cloud that blew through downtown #yyc earlier tonight.
Sorry for the blue light at the end – I forgot to tape over that stupid wireless light on my GoPro.
— Beth Allan (@adolwyn) March 29, 2021
It certainly wasn’t long before the snow really started to fall.. at which point we kind of knew we might be in trouble.
— Tom Graham (@Washed_Up) March 29, 2021
With those on the roads in a hurry to get home…
— Stan Williams (@StanWil44579968) March 29, 2021
And those who were already home, thankful but appalled as the wind started to pick up as well.
— Jonathan Lee Scholes (@Jonleescholes) March 29, 2021
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokisewx) March 29, 2021
— Hussain Maqbool Ahmed (@HMAKhuwaja) March 29, 2021
Some lost power…
— The Chad Hatter (@RicManJunkie) March 29, 2021
We have confirmed poles down in several areas in the southern part of our province. Crews are on their way to work on repairs and restoration as it is safe to do so #abstorm pic.twitter.com/aPXgBkv6qn — FortisAlberta (@FortisAlberta) March 29, 2021
Some lost sleep…
— Kimberley Ford (@RoyaltyCanadian) March 29, 2021
Some lost patio furniture…
80km wind gusts here at Alix. The heavy bbq fell over on its side. #TeamTanner #abstorm #abwx #ShareYourWeather @treetanner @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/ivmmg3ieni — Dar Tanner (@dartanner) March 29, 2021
And some lost their patience to Alberta’s storm…
So this really is Hellberta #abstorm
— where’s Adriana? (@ReadTrouble) March 29, 2021
But we all found a new respect for Mother Nature and are more excited than ever for the green grass, sun and fun just around the corner.
Yes, it might be a chiller, soggier day today, but warmer days are in the forecast, Alberta – and for that, we can all be thankful! Please continue to stay safe, be smart and stay cozy out there. Here’s to a beautiful Easter weekend!