We have been enjoying a week of mild weather after 40 days of worse than average winter weather.
Through December and early January we had winter temperatures which were lower than average. There was no break. Lots of wind. We had above average snowfall. So we had a streak of weather to complain about.
Fortunately in the Red Deer, Alberta area we get chinnooks. We've had this one for over a week. Some of our snow has melted. But mostly it's been a nice break. We do not get chinook temperatures as high as Calgary or the Crowsnest Pass, but we don't get the high winds either. For a site that keeps all kinds of great weather stats click on http://blog.boomerphoto.com/ . This site also has excellent weather pictures.
So we will take this chinook and enjoy it. There's lots more winter yet.