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Viking Climate and Weather

Alberta is ranked number one by Environment Canada for having the most comfortable overall weather in Canada. Alberta weather varies day-to-day and from one part of the province to another but there is a good chance the sun will be shining! Alberta enjoys the highest number of sunny days in Canada — more than 2,300 hours of sunshine each year. Even in winter the sky is often clear as the sun shines brightly on the sparkling snow. In June, daylight hours can reach 16 to 18 hours per day. 

The Viking area has four distinct seasons from mild summers to snowy winters. Precipitation is relatively well distributed year round with most summer rainfall occuring during thunderstorms. There are large seasonal temperature differences with some hot days in summer and some very cold days in winter. Overall, the weather in the Viking area is usually mild - not too hot and not too cold - making Viking a very pleasant place to live. 

Viking Weather - Monthly Averages Summary

Average Temperature
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
C 2.8 -13.4 -10.7 -4.2 4.9 11 15 16.9 16 11.1 4.7 -6 -11.6

Average High Temperature
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
C 8.9 -8.1 -5.1 1.2 11.3 17.9 21.6 23.6 23.1 17.8 10.8 -1.2 -6.5

Average Low Temperature
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
C -3.3 -18.7 -16.3 -9.6 -1.6 4 8.4 10.2 8.8 4.4 -1.5 -10.8 -16.6

Average Precipitation
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
mm 431 18 10 15 23 44 79 81 68 42 16 17 18

Average Number of Days With Precipitation
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
Days 96.6 6.6 5.4 5 6.9 9.1 13.2 12.6 10.3 8.2 5.7 6.4 7.3

Highest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
C 39.4 11.1 12.8 18.9 32.8 34.4 37.2 39.4 36.7 35 29.4 20.6 14.4

Lowest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
C -56.2 -50 -56.2 -41.1 -31.1 -12.2 -3.3 -1.1 -4.4 -26.7 -25.6 -38.3 -46.1

Average Number of Days Above 90F/32C
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
Days 6.4 --- --- --- --- 0.6 0.7 1.7 2.8 0.5 --- --- ---

Average Number of Days Below 32F/0C
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
Days 201.1 31 28.1 29.9 20.5 6.4 0.1 --- 0.4 4.4 20.4 29.1 30.8

Average Snowfall
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
cm 85.5 15.9 9.3 12.8 6.5 2.3 --- --- 0.1 0.1 5.2 15.7 17.7

Average Number of Rainy Days
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
Days 64.9 0.2 0.2 0.8 5.1 8.9 13.2 12.6 10.3 8.2 4.5 0.6 0.2

Average Number of Days With Snow
Years on Record: 30
clearspc   ANNUAL   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC  
Days 33.3 6.5 5.2 4.4 2.3 0.3 --- --- --- 0.2 1.4 5.8 7.1

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Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor