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SpongeG
May 2, 2011, 2:33 AM
gorgeous weekend here!

little ship in the harbour

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/7020/dsc02549h.jpg
pic by me

Nicko999
May 2, 2011, 4:28 AM
21C and sunny in Montreal today.:cool:
The low this morning was 5C which is enough to keep heat inside with closed windows.:P It's about the normal low for this time of the year.

I haven't put the heat on for 2 days now which is kind of sad because by now I'm used to put the heat only on cool rainy days.
And sorry Kamloops but you have to share the hotspot with Huntingdon today!:D

Coldrsx
May 2, 2011, 5:53 PM
+14 en route to +19 and mid teens all week... love it.

DizzyEdge
May 2, 2011, 5:58 PM
Currently 16.3 in Calgary and rising!

Calgarian
May 2, 2011, 6:31 PM
Currently 16.3 in Calgary and rising! Nicest day of the year so far, and improving steadily. This is more like it!

DizzyEdge
May 2, 2011, 6:52 PM
Nicest day of the year so far, and improving steadily. This is more like it!

Long term forecast is showing overnight lows all above zero for the next couple of weeks, so to me that's the real sign of spring.

SpongeG
May 2, 2011, 7:23 PM
showers and +7 :(

Nicko999
May 3, 2011, 6:50 AM
18C and cloudy!!!

Most trees are starting to get their leaves on.:tup:

Nicko999
May 4, 2011, 5:15 AM
11C and rainy!!!

We have a rainfall warning for the Montreal area.:no: Mont-Tremblant might receive some SNOW on Thursday.

Worst spring ever!!!:yuck:

SpongeG
May 4, 2011, 7:57 AM
was sunny today but the wind was cold i thought my hands were gonna fall off they got so cold holding my camera - some sign we passed said it was +17 around 5:15 pm possible but with the wind it felt colder

SteelTown
May 4, 2011, 3:16 PM
Heat and smog in summer’s forecast

http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/526877--heat-and-smog-in-summer-s-forecast

Last summer was “the summer of summers,” according to Environment Canada’s Dave Phillips. But while this year’s forecast looks promising, it might not live up to last year’s sunshine and smog-free days.

Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada, offered a prediction that this June, July and August will be warmer than most summers – welcome news after this spring’s dreary weather.

This summer looks like it could have less than normal precipitation, meaning there could be more smog days, Phillips said.

north 42
May 4, 2011, 5:06 PM
Still cool here in Windsor, one of the coldest springs that i can remember.
It's suppossed to warm into the 20's this coming week at least

Jay in Cowtown
May 4, 2011, 5:54 PM
Golfed last night in a Thunder/Hail/Rain/Sleet/Snow Shower... in that order. :haha:

Nicko999
May 4, 2011, 10:13 PM
Insane amount of rain and the rainfall warning has not been lifted...:sly:

Battling floods in southern Quebec


With more rain in the forecast, it's a situation that's expected to get worse before it gets better.

Flood waters have been inundating homes in Quebec's Richelieu Valley this week. Warnings were issued across the region, and emergency officials are expecting water levels to rise.

“We're expecting anywhere from 30 to 60 mm of rain, or more, in the affected regions through Thursday,” says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Already, more than 2,000 homes in the region have been affected by flooding in recent days. About 400 people have evacuated from the area.

“I've only lived here for five years, in the area of Saint Jean, and from neighbours that have been living here longer, they said this is the worst they've seen in over 20 years,” says Quebec resident Sean Moore. “This is pretty bad. It's kind of scary.”

With officials believing this week's rainfall could cause the Richelieu River to rise further, the streets of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu have been lined with sandbags. Some homes are swamped in three feet of water and a lot of people have resorted to boats and canoes to get around.

...


http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=battling_floods_in_southern__040511?ref=ccbox_homepage_topstories

Metro-One
May 4, 2011, 10:23 PM
Still cool here in Windsor, one of the coldest springs that i can remember.
It's suppossed to warm into the 20's this coming week at least

Actually Windsor was not too far from normal this April.

Average high = 13.4, this years April high = 12.8. Only 0.6 degrees below normal and in fact the average low was slightly above normal. Although this has been the coldest April in Windsor since 1997, the east has been having an abnormally warm spring trend for the past decade.

nothing compared to how below normal it has been in the west

Examples: Vancouver's average high was 2.7 degrees below normal for April (very significant to a climate that is far more moderate in temperature extremes / swings than those in the interior of North America), while Kamloop's high this April was 2.8 degrees below normal and Calgary's was a whopping 4.5 degrees below normal!

Nicko999
May 5, 2011, 6:00 AM
8C and raining.:yuck:

It has now rained for more than 24 straight hours. We've received 151.8 mm of rain (not counting today) since April 1st!

Can't take this crap anymore.:(
On Sunday, the water level of Lake Champlain was at 31.3 metres, the highest it has been in the 150 years records have been kept, according to Pierre Corbin, a spokesperson for the Hydro-Météo, the agency that tracks water levels for the Quebec Department of Public Security and its civil security branch.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Rain+could+worsen+flooding+southern+Quebec/4706485/story.html#ixzz1LSH5RrNE


EDIT: At least the flowers have had more than enough moisture.
http://bit.ly/lADQby
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/620/4375575/7/caqc0363/plpcities/

http://bit.ly/kxc1Q5
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/620/4376041/6/caqc0363/plpcities/

Nicko999
May 6, 2011, 5:02 AM
7C and raining... it just keeps on raining.:yuck:
We're close to 72 consecutive hours of rain!!! That's unreal for May.

Dmajackson
May 6, 2011, 5:44 AM
You know you're in Nova Scotia when ....

There is a newspaper article stating it has rained for 18 days straight and everybody is commenting on the recent warmth and sunshine. :)

And to answer the life-long question, yes, the grass is GREENER on the other side :P

Calgarian
May 6, 2011, 1:33 PM
Supposed to be 14 and rainy today, here comes the wet season.

flar
May 6, 2011, 2:26 PM
There was a light frost last night in my part of Ottawa! No matter, it's going to be 17 and sunny today.

Nicko999
May 6, 2011, 10:36 PM
We have received more rain in the first 5 days this month than all of last year's May.:(

Rain stops but floods still rising in Quebec

ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUE.—It’s finally sunny after days of torrential rain in Quebec — but the flood waters keep rising.

About 650 soldiers are helping protect swamped areas of the province by placing sandbags and by evacuating people.

About 3,000 homes have been flooded and, for 1,000 people, the flooding was bad enough to force them from their homes.

The mayor of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just south of Montreal, says he’s grateful the rain has stopped.

After a snowier-than-usual winter, floods have covered rows of streets along the Richelieu River — up to one kilometre in some areas.

People are getting around in canoes, rowboats and watercraft, as the flood levels are so high they have left some houses half-submerged.

Federal cabinet minister Christian Paradis toured the area Friday and said he’s impressed by how calm and hard-working people have been.

Paradis promised that the military would remain for as long as necessary.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/987194--rain-stops-but-floods-still-rising-in-quebec

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4152/scr1304721159.png

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3116/scr1304721217.png

http://bit.ly/iQv9VX

More pictures...
http://photogallery.thestar.com/987082

Nicko999
May 7, 2011, 4:41 AM
16C and sunny before it clouded over in the afternoon.:rolleyes:

Let's hope we don't get any more rain for a long time.:(

bomberguy
May 7, 2011, 11:05 AM
20C yesterday! Hottest in Canada. Too bad I was indoors sleeping.

Nicko999
May 7, 2011, 1:48 PM
...
Clear skies on Friday and the presence of 600 Canadian Forces troops brought hope to emergency crews exhausted by two weeks of round-theclock efforts to fight the rising waters.

"The sunshine is encouraging for people's morale. On the other hand, the wind is from the south, so water levels have gone up and there is a risk they could rise by another five or six inches by Sunday," said Sylvain Latour, executive assistant to St. Jean sur Richelieu Mayor Gilles Dolbec, who met with Christian Paradis, the Conservative minister and newly re-elected Mégantic l'Érable Conservative MP, to discuss relief efforts.

...
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Everyone+freaking+scary/4743320/story.html#ixzz1LfqfB9L6

The last time the army was called in Quebec was in 1998... for the ice storm.:(

Nicko999
May 8, 2011, 3:40 AM
16C and a mix of sun and clouds!!! It's still below normal but we'll take anything that's not rain.

entheosfog
May 8, 2011, 8:09 PM
Yesterday, a crazy storm rolled through Vancouver and there was torrential hail and rain on two separate occasions. So much so that some of the sewers backed up and flooded parts of Broadway, as seen here:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5697926641_d9a3679736_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/entheos_fog/5697926641/)
127/365 - Freak Rain/Hail Storm Madness (http://www.flickr.com/photos/entheos_fog/5697926641/) by entheos_fog (http://www.flickr.com/people/entheos_fog/), on Flickr

Nicko999
May 9, 2011, 3:02 AM
Only up to 16C and overcast this afternoon.:(

I can't believe averages will start going down in 2 and a half months and that days will start getting shorter in a month and half.:yuck:

SteelTown
May 9, 2011, 10:00 PM
A nice day, 20C. Nice to walk and smell all the flowers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Appster/IMG00261-20110509-1653.jpg

Travis007
May 9, 2011, 10:20 PM
16 degrees today in Toronto, a perfect mild day. Looks like it'll stay sunny this week until Friday , where thunderstorms are reported. Rain is also reported for the weekend. = /

The Chemist
May 9, 2011, 10:27 PM
25 this morning at 6.30am. Weather forecast is saying it could go up to 36 this afternoon.

Nicko999
May 10, 2011, 6:20 AM
19C and sunny! A bit above average for once!!!:)

Most trees (I'd say 70%) have leaves on them now.

1ajs
May 10, 2011, 6:46 PM
curently 16c out as leaves slowly come out and a masive unpredented flood is making its way east from western mb and lake manitoba... cause up to 100,000 catle needing to be moved :S
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/swollen-lake-manitoba-forces-evacuation-of-cattle-121551094.html

theres a hole about to be cut in a dike to help protect winnipeg and prevent the portage diversion from bursting creating a real mess............
http://media.winnipegfreepress.com/images/ControlledBreach.jpg
source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Province-residents-prepare-for-deliberate-dike-breach-121573899.html

1000 people have been evacuated in brandon and posibly more to be
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/brandonites-must-evacuate-121551174.html

kw5150
May 10, 2011, 8:19 PM
Only up to 16C and overcast this afternoon.:(

I can't believe averages will start going down in 2 and a half months and that days will start getting shorter in a month and half.:yuck:

Waahhhhhh wahhhhhhhh........debby downer.

XW12eSDqFi8

CanadianCentaur
May 10, 2011, 10:36 PM
Mostly sunny and 20°C right now in Edmonton. It's 21°C at the International airport. :D

Last weekend, I noticed small patches of snow still lingering in shaded spots in the forest by Highway 43 between Grande Prairie and Whitecourt. The altitude can reach up to over 900 m (2,953 ft) in some stretches between Fox Creek and Whitecourt, and there are some mountains just SW of Whitecourt that exceed 1200 m (3,937 ft) in elevation, including the flat-topped one visible just SW of the town.

I even saw some farms few km east of GP still having patches of snow below tree rows. Yet it was mostly sunny the whole time I was up there last weekend.

Nicko999
May 11, 2011, 4:36 AM
17C and sunny! It's a bit below normal as well as windy.

It's currently 30C+ in the Midwest.:(

Metro-One
May 11, 2011, 5:08 AM
Finally some warm weather in the BC interior, was 23 in Kamloops yesterday and 24 today, same for Osoyoos. Still, May is averaging a couple degrees below normal and in the eastern burbs of vancouver we have yet to hit 20 degrees, this is already our latest to do so since 1982.

Denscity
May 11, 2011, 8:40 AM
24C at 3pm and 6pm!

Coldrsx
May 11, 2011, 5:40 PM
17C en route to 24!!!!!

19-24 rest of week baby

Travis007
May 11, 2011, 6:04 PM
Another great, sunny, mild day for Toronto at 18 degrees. Reaching highs of 22 deg tomorrow, perfect day for another photo trip! =)

Calgarian
May 11, 2011, 8:16 PM
20 and sunny in cow town right now, too bad the wind is gusting up to 50km/h at the airport (which means about 65km/h in the wind tunnels of downtown).

Denscity
May 11, 2011, 9:25 PM
24C again! Takin care of the tan/burn from yesterday :cheers:

entheosfog
May 12, 2011, 2:34 AM
Such a wet spring in Vancouver this year which is making the green seem almost fluorescent:

http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/1085/dscn2098.jpg

Nicko999
May 12, 2011, 6:01 AM
19C and sunny! Very pleasant day but it seems we are cursed... we were the coolest point in the area (20C+ to our north, south, west and east)while the Midwest is in the middle of a spring heat wave with temperatures above 30C and dewpoints approaching 20C.:(

Things are at least 2-3 weeks behind compared to last year even though our growing season is 20 days old now.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4028/sam0306f.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/sam0306f.jpg/)

Nicko999
May 12, 2011, 6:12 AM
More pictures...
Should normally bloom in April
http://bit.ly/ieQ2MC
http://www.meteomedia.com/your_weather/details/998/4398563/7/caqc0363/plpcities/

Willows are always the first trees to get their leaves. On a good year like last year, they start greening up late March.

http://bit.ly/iVlpxf
http://www.meteomedia.com/your_weather/details/998/4398591/6/caqc0363/plpcities/

Denscity
May 12, 2011, 8:52 AM
Hotter than kamloops and osoyoos even. :tup:

freeweed
May 12, 2011, 1:48 PM
Heh. Calgary hovers for a few more days in the 20s - first time since last NOVEMBER :hell: and first above-average run in what seems like ages. But I do laugh at the "blooming" comments. We have a much shorter growing season than much of the country, granted - but we still hardly have buds on any trees. I suspect another week and leaves will be out everywhere, but it will really be late May before anything looks remotely as green as other pictures here. Hell, my grass is just starting to green up nicely. If we have a dry summer, we might see 3 months of greenery around here.

The mountain snowpack is unbelievable. Parks Canada is delaying opening most campgrounds, nearly all hiking trails (even low altitude ones!) are in no shape for use, and I really think we'll see a lot of snow just never melt. The glaciers might actually advance this year for the first time in seemingly decades - this one I'm not 100% sure on, I don't know of any good yearly sources of info on that.

All in all, a completely shitty winter/spring. But we're climbing out of it nicely, FINALLY. :tup:

north 42
May 12, 2011, 3:37 PM
Hot and partly sunny today with a chance of thunder storms, high of 28c , should be the hottest in canada

Airboy
May 12, 2011, 4:13 PM
Hot dry and windy in Edmonton.

Same last night, the shits for road riding though. Leaves are coming out, roses are starting to bud. And a couple of ducks landed in my back yard pond.

So far a great spring.

Nicko999
May 13, 2011, 7:14 AM
21C and sunny! Gorgeous weather!:cool:

Windsor was up to 25C with the humidex of 31C...which is still nothing out of the ordinary. Having the warmest temperature in 2011 at 26.8C (record in April) in mid-May just shows how crappy this spring has been EVERYWHERE in the country.

harls
May 13, 2011, 10:50 AM
Something goofed up with the Gatineau weather station yesterday, they recorded a temperature of 17 degrees at noon, 29 at 1 pm, then 19 at 2pm.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/5715202843_30d72f2b12_z.jpg

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/trends_table/pages/ynd_metric_e.html

freeweed
May 13, 2011, 1:47 PM
:previous: Looks like an average day in Calgary. :jester:

Calgarian
May 13, 2011, 2:17 PM
:previous: Looks like an average day in Calgary. :jester:

Can't be, there was no snow!

Airboy
May 13, 2011, 3:49 PM
Windy warm and dry in YEG, most counties in the area now have a full fire ban in effect.

One thing I do love about spring is the vibrant green of new growth.

caltrane74
May 13, 2011, 11:30 PM
Some observations on the first day of summer here in Toronto:

Number #1 : These girls do not miss an opportunity to show they shyt the first humid hot Day of the year and I feel like I'm walking in an outdoor strip club. These girls are scandolous. Period. Tits Out! Ass Jiggling!

Number #2: All this Mexican Immigration is starting to pay off!

Jerk Chicken babes!
Kabob sweeties!
Falafel Onfyr!
Hot Perogies!
Dim Sum Laing Loi!
Hot Indian Curry in a Hurry!
Vanilla Ice Cream Viking Chicks!
and now some Spicey Hot Jalapeño peppers running around the city all sexy and shit.

Metro-One
May 13, 2011, 11:34 PM
Finally a break in our coldest spring in 75 years, finally in the Valley we are having our first 20+ degree day, the latest one since 1982....

Nicko999
May 13, 2011, 11:52 PM
Possibility of a new warmest temperature this year...

Huntingdon: 26C
Varennes: 26C
Frelighsburg: 26C
Toronto: 26C
Hamilton: 26C
Windsor: 27C
Welland: 27C
+ quite a few more Ontario stations at 26C

The temperature to beat is 26.8C recorded in Windsor.

Denscity
May 14, 2011, 1:44 AM
20C today. not bad.

Nicko999
May 14, 2011, 2:31 AM
About god damn time...

25C with a humidex of 26C and sunny!:cool:

After the heavy rains early this month... we've haven't had precipitation since May 5.

The garden is now full with flowers!!!

Denscity
May 14, 2011, 10:50 PM
26C. Anyone hotter out there?

Metro-One
May 14, 2011, 11:15 PM
really strange weather in BC today.

Kamloops was suppose to be 27, Kelowna 25, nope, both those places have not cracked 20 today, instead it is the valleys just to the east that are getting all the heat today, a strange little bubble of warmth (and a very sharp cold front). The very northern part of the Okanagan has still managed to become warm today 23 in vernon and 24 in Salmon Arm, but currently Revelstoke is 28!

What is also weird is again the south coast is cool but the north coast is warm and sunny today...

Nicko999
May 14, 2011, 11:44 PM
We have a new highest temperature in 2011!

Yesterday, Welland, Ontario hit 27.6C!!!

This record is being broken by Revelstoke today!!!

Which station/area will be first to hit the 30C mark? I say Osoyoos.

Metro-One
May 14, 2011, 11:54 PM
:previous:I would say Osoyoos as well, but only if we can shake this terrible spring here, again, coldest in 74 years!

Denscity
May 15, 2011, 12:14 AM
Thats weird that Revelstoke's 2 degrees hotter than us cuz they're 2.5 hours north of us at the other end of the lake. Also very weird that everyone west of us is getting totally different weather.

BretttheRiderFan
May 15, 2011, 12:42 AM
Officially 24C right now at almost 7 o'clock in GP :cool:

I suspect that temperature was higher around noon. It was downright hot :)

Too bad I was stuck in a shitty driver's tranining classroom all day and homework will occupy most of my day tomorrow :(

Nicko999
May 15, 2011, 5:31 AM
Back to crappy weather!!!

Only went up to 13C and it did rain the whole day. Windows are now closed in order to keep the heat from yesterday inside. It would be a shame to put the heat in MID-MAY!!!:(

Travis007
May 15, 2011, 1:18 PM
Yep, another rainy and dreary day in Toronto. High of 12 degrees today.

SKYSTHELIMIT
May 15, 2011, 3:01 PM
We went from 3 with rain/snow mix on Friday to 19 and sunny today. Outlook for the week has us in the 20s. So I am hoping for a good run now.

Metro-One
May 15, 2011, 6:22 PM
Such an odd day in the southern interior of BC yesterday!

Both Revelstoke and Salmon Arm were 28.1 (the warmest temperature in Canada so far this year).

Yet, Kamloops, which is about 50km west of Salmon Arm (and is usually 2 to 3 degrees warmer than Salmon Arm on a warm day) was only 15.3!

c@taract_soulj@h
May 15, 2011, 6:45 PM
I'll speak for the rest of Eastern Canada...rain in the Hammer

Nicko999
May 15, 2011, 7:04 PM
27.6 mm of rain yesterday... a record for May 14!:(

BretttheRiderFan
May 15, 2011, 7:08 PM
Another sunny day and 20 here in GP :cool:

Nicko999
May 15, 2011, 9:31 PM
This spring is turning out to by just fine in Central Canada...

Hay River, Northwest Territories is currently at 26C.:sly:
Fort Vermilion, Alberta (Northern Alberta) as well.

freeweed
May 15, 2011, 9:57 PM
Such an odd day in the southern interior of BC yesterday!

Both Revelstoke and Salmon Arm were 28.1 (the warmest temperature in Canada so far this year).

Yet, Kamloops, which is about 50km west of Salmon Arm (and is usually 2 to 3 degrees warmer than Salmon Arm on a warm day) was only 15.3!

Not so odd for those of us that live around mountains. I've seen 20 degree differences with only a single mountain ridge separating places. It's fun to actually watch your in-dash thermometer change a couple of degrees per minute as you drive through.

Airboy
May 16, 2011, 5:26 AM
Getting tired of the wind here. Spent the weekend picking up branches. At least we are better off than Slave Lake.

Nicko999
May 16, 2011, 6:53 AM
13C and raining!!! I put the heat on because it's cold outside now.

8C and still raining right now with a 50 km/h gusts. Obviously, the rainfall warning is still in place.:rolleyes:

Screw averages... this has been the worst spring I can remember. I don't think I've ever put the heat this late in the season.:yuck:

freeweed
May 16, 2011, 1:54 PM
Oddly enough... other than the never-ending wind this is finally turning into a fairly pleasant spring in Calgary. We've had a good couple of weeks of decent weather. It's still mostly been below normal but at least only a couple of degrees, not the 5-10 the rest of the year was.

I just wish we'd get some moisture. Trees are still just beginning to bud and grass, while somewhat green, is looking pretty sad. Considering the fires up north I think the whole province is in desperate need of water.

lubicon
May 16, 2011, 4:16 PM
Not so odd for those of us that live around mountains. I've seen 20 degree differences with only a single mountain ridge separating places. It's fun to actually watch your in-dash thermometer change a couple of degrees per minute as you drive through.

I've seen differences of that much just within Calgary and the immediate surrounding areas. Chinooks that make it to the west part of town and not any further. Temps above zero out at COP and -15 on the east side of Calgary.

Airboy
May 16, 2011, 4:41 PM
Interesting to see a report for high avalanche danger being issued for the mountain parks.

2 weeks ago we had to much water on the ground, then a week of high winds and warm temps put north and central Alberta in extreme fire danger.

Nicko999
May 16, 2011, 5:09 PM
We'll be glad to give some of our water to Alberta...

14.4 mm of rain yesterday which was once again a record for that date(second straight day with a record).

It's also the wettest first half of May in Montreal's history with 82.4 mm in 15 days!!!

:help:

freeweed
May 16, 2011, 5:24 PM
Interesting to see a report for high avalanche danger being issued for the mountain parks.

2 weeks ago we had to much water on the ground, then a week of high winds and warm temps put north and central Alberta in extreme fire danger.

The mountains are absolutely covered in one of the deepest snowpacks in recent history. Warm temps plus wind now equals major avalanche danger. I was out this weekend and avalanche slopes are basically constantly shedding snow.

But we've had no precipitation anywhere recently, so yeah, it's weird - way too much snow in the mountains but everywhere else is bone dry.

Airboy
May 16, 2011, 5:30 PM
Yah the North Sask R is running higher than in recent years.

I brought out the extra 100' of hose. Figure some idiot will set the ravine behind my place on fire again.

Nicko999
May 17, 2011, 5:01 AM
7C and still raining.:yuck:

This spring has officially reached insanity level... today was the lowest high temperature for a May 16 ever.:( A few degrees colder and it's going to start snowing Jesus Christ!!!

Meanwhile, northcentral Canada is having a spring to remember: Fort Vermilion (Northern Alberta) was once again the warmspot in the country with 27C.
The low in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories this morning was 13C under clear skies. That might be normal for Montreal during a regular spring but it's over 10C above average in that area.

freeweed
May 17, 2011, 5:53 AM
Meanwhile, northcentral Canada is having a spring to remember: Fort Vermilion (Northern Alberta)

Geography lesson: contrary to what folks in Toronto insist, nothing in Alberta is remotely "central" Canada by any definition, unless it's 1796. ;)

Metro-One
May 17, 2011, 6:37 AM
It is the same in BC, the warmest area is currently the North East corner where it was 25 today in Fort Nelson.

Yet only 14 in Osoyoos...

So strange that so many fires are burning in Northern Alberta right now. It must have more to do with the wind than anything else. Slave lake has only recorded 6 days (including today) above 20 this entire year so far (still good for that far north this time of the year, but not major forest fire material one would think...)

I think it must also have something to do with the fact that much of the available moisture is still likely frozen not too deep into the ground, therefore the trees / shrubs are drier than they would be than their southern counterparts.

Nicko999
May 17, 2011, 7:03 AM
So strange that so many fires are burning in Northern Alberta right now. It must have more to do with the wind than anything else. Slave lake has only recorded 6 days (including today) above 20 this entire year so far (still good for that far north this time of the year, but not major forest fire material one would think...)


1 more than us...:no:

MolsonExport
May 17, 2011, 1:25 PM
the weather is once again shitty.

Airboy
May 17, 2011, 2:47 PM
So strange that so many fires are burning in Northern Alberta right now. It must have more to do with the wind than anything else. Slave lake has only recorded 6 days (including today) above 20 this entire year so far (still good for that far north this time of the year, but not major forest fire material one would think...)


The winds are the biggest cause of the dry conditions. You can almost feel the moisture sucking out of your body. Hell 2 weeks ago I still had snow in my yard.
There was an interview done a few weeks ago with someone in Slave Lake talking about the amount of water on the ground due to the melting snow pack.

If this high pressure system moves east it could help Manitoba dry out.

mylesmalley
May 17, 2011, 3:34 PM
Day 10 of rain in Moncton. Yay.

freeweed
May 17, 2011, 4:03 PM
So strange that so many fires are burning in Northern Alberta right now. It must have more to do with the wind than anything else. Slave lake has only recorded 6 days (including today) above 20 this entire year so far (still good for that far north this time of the year, but not major forest fire material one would think...)

I think it must also have something to do with the fact that much of the available moisture is still likely frozen not too deep into the ground, therefore the trees / shrubs are drier than they would be than their southern counterparts.

Yeah, like so much of the weather in Alberta, it seems weird to people that we have such a fire issue when there's no heat. As already covered off, it's basically a combination of the low overall humidity combined with the high winds.

I don't know that it's got much to do with moisture still being frozen, because here in southern Alberta we've already had some wildfires as well. It was really bizarre to have such a deep snowpack everywhere, which took forever to melt - and within a few days we had grass and brush fires starting. It literally goes from snowbound to soggy to bone dry in a week here. Part of that has to do with the soil too, it doesn't retain water very long.

David1gray
May 17, 2011, 4:37 PM
Day 10 of rain in Moncton. Yay.

same here...

SpongeG
May 17, 2011, 6:34 PM
+12 and mostly cloudy

Nicko999
May 18, 2011, 5:23 AM
12C and cloudy!!! At least it stopped raining but it's still absolute crap outside.:yuck:

BretttheRiderFan
May 18, 2011, 5:29 AM
Finally rained today but still hovering around 20C and windy

Hopefully the rain will help in the wildfire effort as this whole half of the province has been burning the last couple days.

Denscity
May 18, 2011, 5:57 AM
Only 15c here today. new snow on the tops of the highest mountains. Tomorrow though 21C then 23 thurs and 25 friday! :tup:

caltrane74
May 18, 2011, 1:26 PM
This rain is killing me.

freeweed
May 18, 2011, 2:00 PM
RoC, never fear. Alberta has been basically gorgeous and sunny for weeks now while you all suffer rain and cold weather. But that's about to change - up north it's raining already, and Calgary should start up tonight. And continue pretty heavily for at least a full week (5-10mm+ every day, that's heavy for us).

And then monJune begins, and we start our flooding. :haha:

So yeah. The RoC should start being nice again shortly.

north 42
May 18, 2011, 3:07 PM
cold and wet yet again, maybe up to 18c today

Travis007
May 18, 2011, 3:15 PM
Seems like Toronto won't be getting a sunny break until Saturday, but clouds and rain will be consistently present until the end of month. = /

Airboy
May 18, 2011, 4:15 PM
Edmonton will be warm and dry all weekend.

I think I like the wind better than the mosquitoes.

Nicko999
May 18, 2011, 11:03 PM
The northern portions of the prairie provinces are getting all the warm weather...while Southern Quebec/Southern Ontario are getting all the cold air.

We'll possibly have a new highest temperature for 2011 today:

Island Lake, Manitoba is currently at 28C
Norway House, Manitoba also at 28C
Big Trout Lake, Ontario also at 28C
Sandy Lake, Ontario also at 28C

3 of those 4 stations are further north than Edmonton. Funny to see that none of those stations did record a humidex.:haha: