Three days ago we had one of the strongest Chinook winds in a few months. For those not familiar with southern Alberta & northern Montana these are dry, warm winds that come racing down the Rocky Mountains and into the plains. The winds took care of a lot of the snow and I even saw a bit of my garden surface exposed. This was looking promising until the following day when a forecast for 0.5cm (2/10") of snow turned into 20cm (8"). Arctic air is pushing in today and is expected to keep things well below freezing for the next 7 days so it looks like hopes of getting in the garden are delayed again.