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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 9:09 PM
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Plus 15 in cowtown this afternoon, almost too sunny and a little windy, patio weather is back!
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Plus 15 in cowtown this afternoon, almost too sunny and a little windy, patio weather is back!
"Plus 15 in cowtown"
What's the name of Calgary's 2nd floor walkway network downtown?
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-3C with a wind chill of -6 and sunny! This is insanity. Another day where the high is below our average low.

Low of -13C (wind chill of -19) this morning. Officially -13.2C which DESTROYED the old record of -10.1C (1980).

This is the third record low we break (and by quite a bit) in a span of a week. This confirms my statement of this being the most anomalous stretch of weather since March 2012 (the famous March heat wave saw 5 consecutive days with a record high from March 18-22).

The warmspot was Standard, AB at 16.3C.
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'Twas a nice day to go for a long walk on the seawall. There was heavy rain overnight but Sunday afternoon was spared, at least downtown. If it's not raining in Vancouver it's a beautiful day!

Sunday's high at Vancouver Harbour was 12 C, the low was 10 C.




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"Plus 15 in cowtown"
What's the name of Calgary's 2nd floor walkway network downtown?
It's called the "Plus 15s" or the "Plus 15 Network", because the skywalks are 15 feet above the street as it started construction before Canada switched metric. Over 20 km long and growing.

The official map: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportatio...etwork-map.pdf
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Chilly but lovely here. Ran through Churchill Park, along Rennie's River to Confederation Hill.





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It's ba-aack........

The Weather Network calls for a return of the polar vortex this winter.



Here in Moncton, we will be at the fringes of the vortex and our winter temperatures are predicted to be seasonal, but we will likely have slightly higher than normal precipitation (meaning snow and or freezing rain).

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^ Is it just me or is this the prediction every year? Central Canada below normal, fringes normal to above normal.
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^ Is it just me or is this the prediction every year? Central Canada below normal, fringes normal to above normal.
I think it's the new normal, and likely related to the weakened jet stream as a result of a warming Arctic.

The weaker the jet stream, the more likely it will be to undulate or meander. The jet would naturally rise over the warm Pacific, but then in turn it will naturally plunge over North America east of the Rockies and presto, you have a polar vortex.

So, eastern North America is doomed to experience hot summers and cold winters for the foreseeable future.
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We can also look forward to more severe storms, high winds and flooding.

It's currently 8C and sunny here, which is a normal November day.
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+12C yesterday, above zero all week...
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No highs below zero so far. As per normal.

Today:
High +7C and cloudy
Low +5C
Average high for today +3.8C. Average low for today -1.1C

Currently at 10am:
+5C and cloudy with mist
Wind NE 3 km/h

This week:
7 8 5 4 3 1 2

5 -2 -1 -3 -3 -1
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It's ba-aack........

The Weather Network calls for a return of the polar vortex this winter.



Here in Moncton, we will be at the fringes of the vortex and our winter temperatures are predicted to be seasonal, but we will likely have slightly higher than normal precipitation (meaning snow and or freezing rain).

So, mild winters for Vancouver, Victoria and Halifax, cold as fuck practically everywhere else in Canada (Calgary may be slightly spared another dreadful winter).

Been that way since this land was discovered by Europeans
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It's called the "Plus 15s" or the "Plus 15 Network", because the skywalks are 15 feet above the street as it started construction before Canada switched metric. Over 20 km long and growing.

The official map: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportatio...etwork-map.pdf
That's what i thought.
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So, mild winters for Vancouver, Victoria and Halifax, cold as fuck practically everywhere else in Canada (Calgary may be slightly spared another dreadful winter).

Been that way since this land was discovered by Europeans
This is relative to the historical local norm though. So if a place is normally -10 and it'll be -5 that's considered a mild or above normal winter while if it's normally +10, +5 would be considered below normal or cold.

It's true that inland locations are more prone to these swings.
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+4 while I was out today in Fredericton. Looks like it will be a mild week of single digit positive highs and single digit negative lows for the coming week. Have held onto our 2 inches of snow and may keep it.
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Currently +3C in Moncton and overcast. It's supposed to start raining here around 6 PM.

Pretty dreary week ahead, but the high temperatures are all above zero, and most of our precipitation will be liquid. We currently only have a dusting of snow on the ground, and only in protected areas. I imagine we will remain snow free all week.
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It's ba-aack........

The Weather Network calls for a return of the polar vortex this winter.



Here in Moncton, we will be at the fringes of the vortex and our winter temperatures are predicted to be seasonal, but we will likely have slightly higher than normal precipitation (meaning snow and or freezing rain).

Despite their sensationalistic articles the temperature prediction map looks very non-prediction for Southern Ontario. The bulk of the population centres are in the 'slightly' below temperature zone, while being both close to well below and normal. Given their track record with predictions I will take a wait and see approach. As for snow, doesn't really bother me in the winter months.
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It's ba-aack........

The Weather Network calls for a return of the polar vortex this winter.



Here in Moncton, we will be at the fringes of the vortex and our winter temperatures are predicted to be seasonal, but we will likely have slightly higher than normal precipitation (meaning snow and or freezing rain).

I don't think ive ever seen a prediction where BC is colder than normal and the ROC is warmer. Dont recall.
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I don't think ive ever seen a prediction where BC is colder than normal and the ROC is warmer. Dont recall.
Not in the last few years. It's been mostly above normal out there. There's been a lot of below normal in Ontario the past five years.

If climate change keeps going the way it's going, BC will be on fire while the east freezes and floods.
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