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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 7:06 PM
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That's where we disagree. Whereas you seem to think extreme drought conditions are the best thing in the world, or so your posts on here infer daily, I personally think rain and storms are amazing. But yes, high humidity is always the most uncomfortable type of the worst.
Haha we finally agreed on something and then it turns out not?
I'm not pro drought I'm pro summer sunshine. It's what a lot of our tourism industry was built on.
And our fruit growers as well.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 8:34 PM
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30C humidex 32C at 1pm
With 3 more hours of heating traditionally.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 11:14 PM
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34.3C at 3pm! Our hottest temperature of the year.

30 second downpour at 4pm dropped us down to 31
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 1:39 AM
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Hi me again. The sky to the south is purple black with almost constant thunder and lightning. 2 red blobs on the radar screen.
Temp dropped to 26C.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 2:43 AM
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Very nice sunny day high of 26 today and tomorrow here in da Peg then rain for the weekend .
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19C, cloudy and windy! Crappy and below 20C once again.

At least the low was mild at 17C.

The warmspot was Penticton, BC at 35.4C.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 AM
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Haha we finally agreed on something and then it turns out not?
I'm not pro drought I'm pro summer sunshine. It's what a lot of our tourism industry was built on.
And our fruit growers as well.
But... you do understand that no rain, few clouds, and extreme heat are what causes extreme drought conditions though. Those conditions combined seem to be what you're most proud of on a very regular - if not daily - basis. These conditions are literally what are rapidly burning our country's forests to the ground. While forest fires are of course they are part of our natural environment, they are occurring much more often in relation to the 3000-year+ background as fairly clearly delineated by dendrochronology... so, I mean... It's just not good to be proud of extreme drought conditions,, just like I'm not proud of Alberta's ONG industry and a big supporter of diversification. It's just 21st century stuff...
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But... you do understand that no rain, few clouds, and extreme heat are what causes extreme drought conditions though. Those conditions combined seem to be what you're most proud of on a very regular - if not daily - basis. These conditions are literally what are rapidly burning our country's forests to the ground. While forest fires are of course they are part of our natural environment, they are occurring much more often in relation to the 3000-year+ background as fairly clearly delineated by dendrochronology... so, I mean... It's just not good to be proud of extreme drought conditions,, just like I'm not proud of Alberta's ONG industry and a big supporter of diversification. It's just 21st century stuff...
Actually in BC they still aren’t burning the same area in a given year that historically burned pre fire suppression 100 years ago.

I think last year came close (or maybe exceeded, I need to check), the first time in many decades (even the 2003 Kelowna year only reached about 50% the natural burn expected / needed in a year).

Given that there are many decades of build up it would take many years of burning far more than the annual pre fire suppression average to reach anywhere near normal.

For example, much of the area in the southern Rocky Mountain trench was grasslands only a century ago, now it is predominantly pine forest... That says a lot.
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Sunny, dry and very warm. At least there was a nice breeze. Thursday's high at Vancouver Harbour was 26 C (28 w/humidex), the low was 17 C.

Gator bags have become so common on trees in Vancouver I can't seem to remember when we didn't have them.




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Cold.



But there's icebergs.



And whales.



Cruise ship is nearly here.





The sun likes suburbia for some reason...

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Cold morning for a cold day. Cloudy, some sun, and 8 degrees at 10am.
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Sunny now but fog is just outside the Narrows waiting to engulf us.
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14 to 16 and mostly sunny this morning @ 8am in Victoria. High of 22 and mainly sunny skies forecast.

Yesterday was a strange one - wind picked up in the Westshore cooling it down. Other areas of Victoria were not very windy. Usually the Westshore is the warmer area..

Official highs for the area yesterday: 27 (airport); 25 (UVic) & 23 (Langford GV).

Hot spot on the Island was Duncan/North Cowichan @ 28.
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Partly cloudy in Moncton at noontime and 20C, going up to 24C later today.
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Actually in BC they still aren’t burning the same area in a given year that historically burned pre fire suppression 100 years ago.

I think last year came close (or maybe exceeded, I need to check), the first time in many decades (even the 2003 Kelowna year only reached about 50% the natural burn expected / needed in a year).

Given that there are many decades of build up it would take many years of burning far more than the annual pre fire suppression average to reach anywhere near normal.

For example, much of the area in the southern Rocky Mountain trench was grasslands only a century ago, now it is predominantly pine forest... That says a lot.
Right, I forgot about how much we have stifled the natural process.
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The fog stayed offshore all day. I don't believe it at this cold temperature. Usually it's summer heat off the land that keeps it off our heads.



And via FB, Water Street Big Dig is coming along... lol

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One more... a friend is taking her pilot's training. A view of Bell Island, looking toward Wabana. It's about as far as you can go in the suburban CMA.



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The fog stayed offshore all day. I don't believe it at this cold temperature. Usually it's summer heat off the land that keeps it off our heads.



And via FB, Water Street Big Dig is coming along... lol

I have no idea what this sign is saying.
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One more... a friend is taking her pilot's training. A view of Bell Island, looking toward Wabana. It's about as far as you can go in the suburban CMA.

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Bell Island is not actually a part of the St John's CMA, surprisingly.
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