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Brownfield is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Paintearth No. 18. It is located approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of Highway 12 and 122 km (76 mi) southeast of Camrose. It is only a few miles south from the Battle River and positioned along Highway 872.

Named in 1907 after Charles D. Brownfield, the first postmaster of the local Post Office.

Recreation

Located in Brownfield is the Brownfield Recreation Centre. It includes a two sheet curling rink, concession area, bar, floor curling/dance floor, and stage with sound system. The property also has a small outdoor skating rink and skate shack. It provides a venue for events like curling bonspiels, weddings, community meals (e.g. the annual turkey supper), wedding showers, funerals, and family reunions.

The Brownfield Community School has a small gymnasium. It is used for the local Junior High sports teams, the Brownfield Bobcats (basketball, volleyball, etc.); youth group nights; school concerts; and fitness groups. On the school grounds there are two playground sets, swings, a sand volleyball court, cement basketball court, rough soccer field, and two baseball backstops.

A few miles North in the Battle River Valley lies the County of Paintearth run Burma Park. It has three baseball diamonds, including two with shale and dugouts. Burma Park is a campground and offers a number of RV and Tenting sites.

The surrounding area of Brownfield, especially the Battle River Valley, teems with wildlife and is a great place to go hunting, in the various hunting seasons. There are two nearby hunting lodges: Battle River Lodge and King West Outfitters.

Climate

Climate data for Brownfield
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
14.5
(58.1)
26.0
(78.8)
30.6
(87.1)
34.5
(94.1)
39.0
(102.2)
40.0
(104)
37.8
(100)
36.1
(97)
29.0
(84.2)
20.6
(69.1)
16.5
(61.7)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) -7.2
(19)
-4.2
(24.4)
1.5
(34.7)
11.5
(52.7)
17.9
(64.2)
21.5
(70.7)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
18.0
(64.4)
10.8
(51.4)
-0.3
(31.5)
-5.3
(22.5)
9.4
(48.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) -12.3
(9.9)
-9.7
(14.5)
-3.9
(25)
4.8
(40.6)
10.6
(51.1)
14.7
(58.5)
17.2
(63)
16.4
(61.5)
10.9
(51.6)
4.3
(39.7)
-5.1
(22.8)
-10.4
(13.3)
3.1
(37.6)
Average low °C (°F) -17.4
(0.7)
-15.2
(4.6)
-9.2
(15.4)
-1.9
(28.6)
3.3
(37.9)
7.9
(46.2)
10.0
(50)
8.8
(47.8)
3.7
(38.7)
-2.2
(28)
-10.0
(14)
-15.4
(4.3)
-3.1
(26.4)
Record low °C (°F) -47.2
(-53)
-45.6
(-50.1)
-39.5
(-39.1)
-31.7
(-25.1)
-10.0
(14)
-5.0
(23)
-1.1
(30)
-3.0
(26.6)
-10.0
(14)
-27.0
(-16.6)
-34.0
(-29.2)
-46.1
(-51)
-47.2
(-53)
Precipitation mm (inches) 24.6
(0.969)
15.7
(0.618)
24.3
(0.957)
33.4
(1.315)
44.3
(1.744)
84.4
(3.323)
75.8
(2.984)
63.0
(2.48)
41.1
(1.618)
22.9
(0.902)
18.8
(0.74)
21.9
(0.862)
470.0
(18.504)
Rainfall mm (inches) 1.5
(0.059)
0.2
(0.008)
2.8
(0.11)
16.4
(0.646)
37.3
(1.469)
84.4
(3.323)
75.8
(2.984)
63.0
(2.48)
37.9
(1.492)
10.1
(0.398)
1.7
(0.067)
0.6
(0.024)
331.6
(13.055)
Snowfall cm (inches) 23.1
(9.09)
15.6
(6.14)
21.5
(8.46)
17.0
(6.69)
6.9
(2.72)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.2
(1.26)
12.8
(5.04)
17.1
(6.73)
21.4
(8.43)
138.5
(54.53)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 12.0 8.7 9.2 8.7 11.1 13.2 13.8 11.8 9.6 6.8 9.1 10.6 124.6
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.6 0.4 1.3 4.9 10.6 13.2 13.8 11.8 9.0 4.6 1.9 0.5 72.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.6 8.5 8.3 5.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.8 7.7 10.4 56.1
Source #1: Environment Canada
Source #2: Precipitation Days Only
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