Typical Day in Lethbridge. Alberta, Canada

The day began so typically for Lethbridge. The morning was rainy and drizzly.

The air felt about two degrees above snow. By mid morning it was raining for real.

By lunch time the sun was shining and the birds were singing.

Naturally that couldn’t last long and the process started all over again.

Yeah, yeah, I know….those of us who have lived here for say….more than a week know just how typical that day really was. I can tell who you are by the knowing little smile on your face.

Those of you who are new comers to our fair city, unless you are from the west coast of BC or southern Ontario, might still be living under the delusion that Saturday was a freak of nature.

Trust me, you will soon learn to keep a jacket or a sweater in your vehicle. You will also keep your windshield scraper within easy reach at all times.

Say whut?

Yeah, you heard me right. Jacket and scraper always handy. You also need to make certain that the air conditioning in your vehicle is operating properly. That’s mainly for late August and early September when we get plus 30 temperatures.

Anyone who has lived here for more than a week also knows first hand the wonders of retiring on a snowy winter night listening to a howling north wind and knowing that the temperature is fast approaching minus 40… and waking up to sun shining, blue sky, streets filled with slush and temperatures anywhere from plus 5 to plus 15!

All of this may be a bit much for a new comer to absorb

but you too will learn.

In the meantime all you really need to know is three very simple words….

This Is Lethbridge!

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