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Old Posted Aug 24, 2016, 7:43 PM
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First extended power outage here for a while. Not sure what's up yet.

It's a very hot* (by our standards) day though so could be anything.



Today I finally understood suburbs. I woke up this morning because of the sound of someone throwing up just outside my house.

While sitting here at my computer earlier I overheard a woman outside cursing and shouting to my neighbour, "There's used pads on the fucking street! That's disgusting!"

Then I saw a couple of daycare workers (pictured above) walking their kids through the neighbourhood.

No. If I ever had kids, no. Not happening. Straight to Mount Pearl.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:24 AM
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Tornado just crossed the Detroit River into Lasalle, just after 7pm and then moved through Windsor before moving over Lake St. Clair. Damage and injuries have been reported.
I was just leaving work when it hit and couldn't believe the torrential rain and heavy swirling winds, all the streets looked like raging rivers! Pretty scary. Luckily it just missed our largest mall, Devonshire


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27 C today in Vancouver and heading to 30 C by Friday. Perhaps summer's last blast as it should moderate after that. Clear, dry, calm.



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Old Posted Aug 25, 2016, 11:46 AM
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Hot and humid today with possible severe storms again, a high of 30C with a humidex of 39. Already steamy out there this morning at 7am with a temperature of 21C, a dew point of 21C and a humidex of 30C.
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Sun and cloud with lots of humidity in Toronto, high near 31C today feeling like 40C with humidity.

Temps remain between 27 and 31C for the next week with lots of sunshine.
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unseasonable cool and rainy in Edmonton. The 5-day forecast doesn't offer much in hope of improvement any time soon. One of the rainiest summers I can recall, and spring and the start of summer was so hot.
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A shot just before we got hammered by the rain while out on a ride last night. didn't show on the radar when we started.

[IMG]2016-08-24_09-59-27 by Tim Taylor-Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2016, 7:18 PM
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The radar station that serves Edmonton has major issues, and is in a bad location to show storms coming towards the city.
My understanding is that environment canada is so under-funded that most of its equipment is held together with not much more than shoestrings and bubble-gum.
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The radar station that serves Edmonton has major issues, and is in a bad location to show storms coming towards the city.
My understanding is that environment canada is so under-funded that most of its equipment is held together with not much more than shoestrings and bubble-gum.
This storm formed pretty quick but yah Carvel Radar is antiquated. I was upgraded after the Tornado but not much has happened since I believe.
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that tornado 29 years ago? I'm sure technology has evolved quite a bit since then. It's funny how many times when a storm is approaching from the west of carval, the radar station goes down or becomes unavailable/unreliable...
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High 20s today in Vancouver, low humidity, sunny blue skies. Maybe one more warm day tomorrow and then it moderates down to ~20 for highs and a mixed bag of weather coming up next week with the possibility of some precipitation, which we haven't seen in a while.



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A shot just before we got hammered by the rain while out on a ride last night. didn't show on the radar when we started.

[IMG]2016-08-24_09-59-27 by Tim Taylor-Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]


Beautiful photo!
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I'm in Southern Taiwan this weekend for a friend's stag. It's hot and humid (to be expected), so we went to a new spot they discovered; Bat Cave Waterfall. A stunning nook.

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Warm and sunny today, high of 28C with a humidex of 34.
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So I gather that the usurper weather thread has won?

OK then.

Currently 22C in Moncton and quite humid again. It will likely get up to 25C today. They were excitedly calling for showers this morning, but it may have rained for all of five minutes. Things are getting pretty parched here.
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I'm in Southern Taiwan this weekend for a friend's stag. It's hot and humid (to be expected), so we went to a new spot they discovered; Bat Cave Waterfall. A stunning nook.
Indeed. Wow!
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Beautiful photo!
Thanks The light was just right as I was riding by. Took a good 5 minutes of hard riding to get back in the Pelaton. Then boom torrential rain.

Quite happy with some of the images I get with my phone.
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I'm in Southern Taiwan this weekend for a friend's stag. It's hot and humid (to be expected), so we went to a new spot they discovered; Bat Cave Waterfall. A stunning nook.

mad decent by Andrew Rochfort, on Flickr
Wow, Taiwan? Never would I have guessed that such a beautiful and secluded grotto could be found there. Lovely.

Edit: check out this page. Looks stunning. https://taiwandiscovery.wordpress.co...ans-bat-caves/
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2016, 5:04 PM
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Taiwan is beautiful. Even when you're in Taipei you can sense that dense forests rising up vertical mountains are within easy grasp.

They've done a good job at packing their 650 people/km2 along the western coast. The eastern coast is incredibly rugged and sparsely-populated.
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