How much snow does Pincher Creek get?

Average Monthly Snowfall in Pincher Creek

Jan Dec
Snowfall 4.8″ 5.6″

Why is Pincher Creek so windy?

Climate. Strong Chinook winds often blow off the mountains and Pincher Creek can be extremely windy. The Oldman River and Castle River valleys seem to act as a kind of funnel for air masses, arguably making the area around Pincher Creek the windiest in Alberta.

Is Pincher Creek nice?

Pincher Creek is a small town in Southern Alberta that is the jumping off point for Waterton Lakes National Park which is about one hour away. It is a place where the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains and it is an absolutely beautiful setting.

What is Pincher Creek AB known for?

Today, agriculture and natural gas production remain important to Pincher Creek’s economy. In addition, the town is known as the “Wind Capital of Canada.” A growing number of wind energy projects are located in the Pincher Creek area.

What is the windiest city in Alberta?

Southern Alberta is one of the windiest regions in Canada. Second only to St. John’s, Lethbridge gets more days with strong winds than any city in Canada, while Calgary – famous for its Chinook blows – is the windiest large city in Canada.

What is the sunniest place in Canada?

Calgary, Alberta
Although receiving nowhere near as many hours of sun as the US top sunny-destination, Calgary, Alberta tops the sunniest places in Canada and receives a respectable 2405 hours and 333 days of sunshine a year. Edmonton is also a strong sun spot with 2299 hours and 321 days of sun a year.

What is there to do in Pincher Creek in winter?

Winter in Pincher Creek

  • Ice Fishing.
  • Snowmobiling.
  • Snowshoeing.
  • Skating.
  • Curling.
  • Hockey.

What county is Pincher Creek in?

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 3
Established 1944
Incorporated 1945

Why is southern Alberta so windy?

Calgary has a windy climate which it owes to its prairie location – there are few natural barriers to the wind. At times the wind in Calgary takes the form of a Chinook, a hot, dry, Foehn type wind that blasts down from the Rockies.

What is the coldest place in Canada?

Eureka, Nunavut
The coldest place in Canada based on average yearly temperature is Eureka, Nunavut, where the temperature averages at −19.7 °C or −3 °F for the year. However, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was −63.0 °C or −81 °F in Snag, Yukon.

Which part of Canada is not cold?

Victoria, British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia holds the title for the warmest city in Canada during the winter. Daily average highs reach 9°C and nightly lows only drop to around 4°C. Average annual snowfall is low at 25 cm. Victoria only has one day per year where the temperature will drop below zero.

What is winter like in Alberta?

Average Temperatures Winter: in the coldest months of the year, January and February, daytime temperatures range from -5 to -15°C (23 to 5°F). They can drop as low as -30 to -40°C (-22 to -40°F) for short periods of time.