hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 16:37:08 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information
Heritage Community Foundation Presents
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
Top Left of Navigation Bar The Grassland Region Title
Species at Risk in AlbertaView our site layout to navigate to specific areasSearch our site for informationObtain help for navigating our sitePlease emails us your questions and comments!View our partners that helped us in this project

Back to Natural Regions map
The Boreal Forest Region
The Canadian Shield Region
The Foothills Region
The Grassland Region
The Parkland Region
The Rocky Mountain Region

Visit Alberta Source!
Visit the Heritage Community Foundation
Visit Canada's Digital Collections

The Foothills Fescue Climate

A snapshot of the climate of the Foothills Fescue The climate of the Foothills Fescue Subregion differs from that of the Northern Fescue Subregion in having a greater frequency of Chinooks and thus, a milder winter climate. There is also greater snowfall in late winter and early spring. The majority of precipitation falls during the growing season.

The mean annual precipitation ranges from 650 millimeters in the far south to about 500 millimeters in the north. The average precipitation between May and September is around 290 millimeters. The average temperature during that same time period ranges from  11 to 13 degrees Celsius while the average annual temperature is around 3 degrees Celsius with a frost-free period that averages 90 days.

Information provided by and printed with the permission of Alberta Community Development, Parks and Protected Areas.

Albertasource.ca | Contact Us | Partnerships
            For more on the natural history of Alberta, visit Peel’s Prairie Provinces.
Copyright © Heritage Community Foundation All Rights Reserved