Bragg Creek - Gateway to Kananaskis

West Bragg Creek Weather

Last updated:

11:00p

Date (dd/mm/yy):

06/22/17

TEMPERATURE (șC)

Current:

9.6

Dew/Frost point:

5.0

Recent high:

16.6

Time of high:

4:14p

Recent low:

5.9

Time of low:

6:00a

WIND (km/h)

Current:

0.0

Direction (from the)

NE

Maximum gust:

27.4

Time of high wind:

12:12a

Wind Chill:

9.6

RAIN (mm)

Daily:

0.0

Recent storm:

0.0

Monthly

45.2

OTHER

Humidity (%):

73

Barometer (hPa):

1022.6

Sunrise:

5:25a

Sunset:

9:57p

Moon Phase:

New Moon

 

Weather Underground

Weather Underground has a great smartphone application that can locate the West Bragg Creek weather station, here: West Bragg Creek Weather

Weather Underground

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Welcome to Bragg Creek


Weather report from West Bragg Creek and Kananaskis

This photo of Moose Mountain shows the sky conditions over the Elbow Valley of Kananaskis. Weather data and webcam image are updated every 15-minutes. Weather station is located in West Bragg Creek, one kilometre from the eastern Kananaskis boundary at an elevation of 1422 metres.

Best guess forecast:
Increasing clouds with little temperature change.

Chance of furries

moose mountain weather

Kananskis is a multi-use natural area 50 km west of Calgary, Alberta. Hikers, cattle, loggers and gas wells share the same territory. Hope you enjoy the weathercam.

See examples of sky conditions as a reference.

Click the video below to see a timelapse of weathercam images captured during the last month.

Bragg Creek: Moose Mountain

How it works

The weather report uses a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 weather station, an old Canon camcorder with an HD Video Capture device and TinCam webcam capture software to capture and upload the mountain photo. This page is assembled using Davis Weatherlink software that captures the weather data, updates the web page and uploads the page to the braggcreek.ca web server every 15 minutes.

Weathercam

The webcam image above uses a telephoto lens that shows a small part of the sky above Kananaskis. If there is snow on the tree branches, that is recent snow. Sky conditions in Bragg Creek are often different from those shown in this image.

webcam viewThis image shows the view from the weather station with the webcam view highlighted.

Weather Data

Data is uploaded to Weather Underground every half-hour. They have a great smartphone app that reports current contidions and a forecast for West Bragg Creek using this "personal weather station" data. The weather staion ID is iALBERTA258.

The barometric pressure is reported in hectopascals (hPa). The forecast uses this and the other data collected by the weather station to estimate the weather forecast. There are no meteorologists or satellites involved. Really it's just a guess.

Dewpoint

The temperature at which dew begins to form. During the summer, the dewpoint temperature -- not the relative humidity -- is usually a better measure of how humid it feels outside. High dew points occur in the tropics (Equator) and low dew points are found in deserts and polar areas.

Our weird weather

Chinook winds are westerlies from the Pacific. The moisture in the air precipitates as it passes over the Rocky Mountains. Once these winds come down from the mountains onto the foothills, they can be quite mild and extremely dry - as warm as 15 Celsius with a relative humidity of 10% or less. The air is so dry that when it hits a snowpack, the frozen water evaporates, going directly from the ice to vapour and bypassing the liquid phase entirely. This is called sublimation, and it's a common way for snow to disappear in the arid West." Desublimation occurs when water vapour turns to ice as snow or frost.

Weather trends

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Moon phases

moon phases