Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for the city of Calgary and southwest Alberta as 50 to 75 mm of rainfall is expected to fall tonight until Friday morning.
The warning extends from the Kananaskis region down to the Cardston area.
In the Crownest Pass and Kananaskis regions, the rain will mix with or turn to snow Thursday night with 2 to 4 cm expected by Friday morning. But conditions will likely improve by Friday evening.
Bill McMurtry, a warning preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the rain will continue on and off for the rest of the week throughout the province due to an organized low pressure system bringing “extreme amounts of rain.”
He said there likely won’t be a break in the weather pattern until the end of the week.
City of Calgary awaits arrival of test electric car
In a bid to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, the City of Calgary has bought a car. Not just any car, mind you — an electric car. It is the first step in a pilot project to experiment with electric vehicles, with the city deciding to purchase one, and possibly two, from Mitsubishi.
“We hope everyone avoids drinking and driving, wears their seatbelts, obeys speed limits, and avoids talking on their cellphones.”—RCMP Sgt. Dave Hardy, about cracking down on speeders over the long weekend. So, cool your jets out on those highways.
Bon Iver is touring to support their new album out June 21st and they’re coming to Richmond. This is their new single off the album and I can’t get enough of it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am today.