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Carway is located in Alberta
Carway
Carway
Location of Winfield Alberta

Carway is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Cardston County.[1] It is a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana opposite of Port of Piegan.[2] Just on the other side of the border is the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Glacier County, Montana.

Located approximately 25 km (15.53 mi) south of Cardston, Carway is the southernmost point of Highway 2, which becomes U.S 89 in Montana. Carway is one of the preferred Canadian ports of entry into the United States for tourists bound for the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

The hamlet was named by William Roberts, the first officer in charge of the station, by combining Cardston and highway.[3]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Carway, Alberta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
19.0
(66.2)
24.4
(75.9)
29.4
(84.9)
30.0
(86.0)
32.8
(91.0)
38.0
(100.4)
36.1
(97.0)
35.0
(95.0)
30.0
(86.0)
24.4
(75.9)
17.8
(64.0)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
1.0
(33.8)
4.8
(40.6)
9.9
(49.8)
15.0
(59.0)
18.8
(65.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
17.8
(64.0)
11.5
(52.7)
4.0
(39.2)
0.3
(32.5)
10.9
(51.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.0
(23.0)
−4.7
(23.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.9
(39.0)
8.5
(47.3)
12.3
(54.1)
15.9
(60.6)
15.5
(59.9)
10.7
(51.3)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5.2
(22.6)
4.6
(40.3)
Average low °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
−6.6
(20.1)
−2.2
(28.0)
2.0
(35.6)
5.7
(42.3)
8.1
(46.6)
7.5
(45.5)
3.5
(38.3)
−1.1
(30.0)
−7.0
(19.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
Record low °C (°F) −43.3
(−45.9)
−39.4
(−38.9)
−36.1
(−33.0)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−14.4
(6.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
−15.6
(3.9)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−34.0
(−29.2)
−43.9
(−47.0)
−43.9
(−47.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25.4
(1.00)
28.6
(1.13)
45.9
(1.81)
53.1
(2.09)
78.5
(3.09)
92.9
(3.66)
39.9
(1.57)
44.0
(1.73)
51.2
(2.02)
29.0
(1.14)
33.9
(1.33)
27.8
(1.09)
550.2
(21.66)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.5
(0.02)
12.1
(0.48)
59.0
(2.32)
91.6
(3.61)
39.9
(1.57)
42.9
(1.69)
45.2
(1.78)
7.2
(0.28)
0.9
(0.04)
0.5
(0.02)
229.8
(9.05)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 25.4
(10.0)
28.6
(11.3)
45.4
(17.9)
40.9
(16.1)
19.5
(7.7)
1.3
(0.5)
0.0
(0.0)
1.2
(0.5)
6.0
(2.4)
21.8
(8.6)
32.9
(13.0)
27.4
(10.8)
250.4
(98.6)
Source: Environment Canada[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (April 1, 2010). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Your Official Road Map of Alberta (Map). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. 2014.
  3. ^ Marden, Ernest G.; Marden, Austin (2010). Community Place Names of Alberta. Lulu.com. p. 67. ISBN 189747217X.
  4. ^ "Carway, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 10, 2014.

Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 113°22′40″W / 49.00000°N 113.37778°W / 49.00000; -113.37778 (Carway)