A blizzard warning has been issued for central and northern Alberta tonight, and as much as 20 cm of snow is forecast for some parts of the region. In the Chuck, it has been overcast all day, but so far the skies are holding off. Before turning in for the night, I am taking a last look at our sidewalk and its hard-won clearness. The past few weeks has been a good long stretch without needing to shovel, but it would be unrealistic to think I’d never have to do it again until spring. What kind of winter wonderland awaits us tomorrow morning? It will be good to have some soft, fresh snow to play in — the old stuff has become icy and not much fun.

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