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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 4:12 AM
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It's gunna be a chilly end to October, with a few possible days below freezing and some possible flurries by the weekend. Will finish below average, but after 5 straight months all finishing above average, I can't complain.
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After 2 record breaking months (which also happened to be the 2 most important months of the year, July and August) and a top 5 September in terms of warm, I cannot complain about this cooler than average October. As long as we are back to above normal in November.

6C and a mix of sun and clouds today. It's another cold and crappy day.

Low of -1C (wind chill of -5C) this morning. Still no frost however.

The warmspot was Squamish, BC at 20.7C.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 4:28 AM
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Wow lots of Canada's hotspots for Squamish. Just far enough away from the water to be warmer than the coastal neighbours.
We only had 3 or 4 hottest in the country days this year.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:38 AM
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Was a beautiful day in Calgary at 13 degrees and full sun. Forecast for 17 degrees and another day of sun on Tuesday.


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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:15 AM
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For some reason half the hydrants in Riverhead are open.



It's still cloudy, dark, wet - though nothing still falling right now.

I am shocked that house puts up Halloween decorations. I've seen the woman who lives there out on her front step having a smoke probably a dozen times now. She reminds me of my grandmother - old-fashioned nightie at all hours of the day, men's briefs as a hairnet (old ladies do it when baking). She's just never struck me as the decorating type - more the type to come shoot you out of her crabapple tree with a salt gun.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 10:57 AM
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The sun came out. I think we froze last night. Feels crisp.



Meanwhile, in the Big Land:

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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 11:11 AM
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All of the NB cities will have been added to the "hard frost" list last night (Moncton only barely). I'll let Marty do the update.

Definitely early for this shite.........
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 11:18 AM
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Just checked. We went down to 1.8C. It felt colder than that when I got up this morning but it was already 2.5C.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 12:29 PM
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All of the NB cities will have been added to the "hard frost" list last night (Moncton only barely). I'll let Marty do the update.

Definitely early for this shite.........
Tough. I'm back to work now, so I'll add them this evening.

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Cool but beautiful morning here. I think it's 4 degrees and sunny out at 10am.
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Was a beautiful day in Calgary at 13 degrees and full sun. Forecast for 17 degrees and another day of sun on Tuesday.


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Exhibit A of Calgary's climate being hard on trees. Those things are mangled.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:07 PM
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Those trees (Plains Cottonwood) are about 100 years old, and are definitely near the end of their lives. I'm not sure if it's the climate that's the problem, just the fact that lots of dead stuff has been cut off over the years to keep it alive.
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Yeah, I mean, that's the oldest public park in Alberta (Central Memorial Park), and those are the original trees. I don't think anyone would argue that our climate isn't hard on trees. We were the ones who were here 3 years ago when a freak blizzard hit on September 3 and destroyed over 25% of the tree canopy of the city, then went up to 25 degrees the next day. Of course stuff like that is hard on trees, it's not a secret
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A climate hard on trees? Ocean-facing coastlines in NL are probably harder than anywhere else in Canada that trees can even grow. Just over the hill it'll be fully forested, but right at the edges they're called Tuckamore trees. They're often not even my height even a century old - and although they look mostly dead, they're still very much alive.

Tuckamore (a Newfoundland term referring to gnarled, windswept, sculpted trees), Bay Bulls, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, June 01 17 (26) by Anne Hansen, on Flickr
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Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, and Quebec City bite the dust.

Hard Frost List (updated)

Definition: 4 or more consecutive hours of temperature of -4C or lower

1) - Prince George BC - September 13 (7 hours below, min. temp -6.1C)
2) - Whitehorse YK - September 16 (5 hours below, min. temp -5.2C)
3) - Yellowknife NWT - September 27 (8 hours below, min. temp -7.8C)
4) - Saskatoon SK - September 30 (7 hours below, min temp. -8.3C)
5) - Calgary AB - October 3 (6 hours below, min temp. -6.8C)
6) - Regina SK - October 4 (7 hours below, min temp. -7.1C)
7) - Winnipeg MB - October 4 (5 hours below, min temp. -6.4C)
8) - Lethbridge AB - October 8 (6 hours below, min temp. -4.9C)
9) - Edmonton AB - October 9 (10 hours below, min temp. -5.0C)
10) - Iqaluit NU - October 9/10 (15 hours below, min temp. -6.9C)
11) - Thunder Bay ON - October 13 (5 hours below, min. temp -5.8C)
12) - Sudbury ON - October 18 (9 hours below, min. temp -6.6C)
13) - Saint John NB - October 23 (7 hours below, min. temp -7.6C)
14) - Fredericton NB - October 23 (6 hours below, min. temp -6.6C)
15) - Quebec City QC - October 23 (5 hours below, min. temp -5.0C)
16) - Moncton NB - October 23 (4 hours below, min. temp -4.4C)

St. John's NL
Corner Brook NL
Halifax NS
Sydney NS
Charlottetown PE
Montreal QC
Sherbrooke QC
Ottawa ON
Kingston ON
Toronto ON
London ON
Windsor ON
Vancouver BC
Victoria BC
Kelowna BC
Kamloops BC
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:10 PM
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I had my "Suck it, Sherbrooke" post ready to go. Damn it.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:16 PM
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A climate hard on trees? Ocean-facing coastlines in NL are probably harder than anywhere else in Canada that trees can even grow. Just over the hill it'll be fully forested, but right at the edges they're called Tuckamore trees. They're often not even my height even a century old - and although they look mostly dead, they're still very much alive.

Tuckamore (a Newfoundland term referring to gnarled, windswept, sculpted trees), Bay Bulls, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, June 01 17 (26) by Anne Hansen, on Flickr
Those remind me of the trees you see in the mountains as you approach the tree line, they are wind battered and stunted and could be 200 years old lol.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:20 PM
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I had my "Suck it, Sherbrooke" post ready to go. Damn it.
Sherbrooke's data is very spotty, so it's a bit of a challenge, but it doesn't look like they've hit the threshold yet.
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Not really "weather", but yikes!

..Two more earthquakes have struck offshore west of Vancouver Island after two large quakes already shook the region.

A 6.5-magnitude quake hit 275 kilometres (170 miles) west of Tofino and 223 kilometres (139 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) at 11:22 p.m. local time on October 21, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

After that, a 4.9-magnitude quake followed 269 kilometres (167 miles) west of Tofino and 223 kilometres (139 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles) at 11:36 p.m.

These seismic events were preceded by two larger quakes that occurred earlier in the evening.

As previously reported, the first was a 6.6-magnitude quake that struck 260 kilometres (162 miles) west of Tofino and 218 kilometres (135 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 11 kilometres (7 miles) at 10:39 p.m. on October 21. Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 6.5-magnitude quake...

...That was followed by a second 6.8-magnitude quake with an epicentre located 242 kilometres (150 miles) west of Tofino and 197 kilometres (122 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) at 11:16 p.m...


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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:42 PM
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That is yikes. I hope it's relieving tension and preventing the big one, as opposed to foreshadowing it.
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Those trees (Plains Cottonwood) are about 100 years old, and are definitely near the end of their lives. I'm not sure if it's the climate that's the problem, just the fact that lots of dead stuff has been cut off over the years to keep it alive.
Ah, that's also telling though. For a 100 y/o park the trees are incredibly small. I'm not criticizing, just an observation.
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Ah, that's also telling though. For a 100 y/o park the trees are incredibly small. I'm not criticizing, just an observation.
The big haggard looking trees are probably 80-100' the smaller ones are much younger. There are some pines that are probably 100 years old, but they are trimmed yearly to have that manicured hedge look. That or they are on the other side of the park where you cant see them.
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