Southern Alberta is known for spectacular mountains, rolling hills, prairie grain fields and.......the Chinook wind. In winter, a westerly wind blows in and takes a -30 F day to 32 F in two or three hours.
In the spring and summer, it's just annoying!!
Here at 220 Basin Road, Mr. Bluebird is happy to see a "Chinook wind strap" attached to his house. Nails and screws can't keep a house stable when the air goes by at 65 mph!!