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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:49 PM
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Canada Geese are overrated. Except in their ability to destroy a park with their feces. Then they are severely underestimated.

-18C with a -30C windchill right now. Supposed to be -7C this afternoon. I'll believe it when I see it. The warm air is currently heading East and is closing in on Gull Lake now which is at -12C. Maple Creek at 2C (40km West.)
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 5:35 PM
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I wonder what effect the deep freeze has had on Ontario's overwintering Canada Goose population?
I don’t think they’re affected too much around here, The lowest temp so far this winter in the city is -19C at the Windsor-Riverside weather station. I’m pretty sure they can deal with those kinds of temps, and probably even out at the airport where it has gone down to -22.6C.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:06 PM
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I don’t think they’re affected too much around here, The lowest temp so far this winter in the city is -19C at the Windsor-Riverside weather station. I’m pretty sure they can deal with those kinds of temps, and probably even out at the airport where it has gone down to -22.6C.
Well if they can handle nearly minus twenty then they're never leaving southern BC haha.
And if they haven't left Castlegar by now they aren't leaving this year at all. And maybe they never leave I just assume they do.
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Shoveling 3cm of ice pellets is significantly worse than 30 cm of snow. RIP my back.
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Everyone on Twitter is comparing it to sand dunes lol. It is cool to walk in though. It's so heavy. And when you slam your foot down it sprays out almost like a parabolic arch or whatever that low gravity thing is called.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:34 PM
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Everyone on Twitter is comparing it to sand dunes lol. It is cool to walk in though. It's so heavy. And when you slam your foot down it sprays out almost like a parabolic arch or whatever that low gravity thing is called.
It sounds like sand when you throw it out of the shovel. So dumb.

Do you mean a non-Newtonian fluid?
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:42 PM
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No that type of near-perfect arch like the astronauts boots made with the sand while they walked on the moon.
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Sunny and +12 in Victoria currently.
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A couple of lightning strikes in metro Vancouver today? In January?? How mild does it have to be to get lightning?
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Whatever lightning there it, it won't last long. Looks like a massive snowstorm is heading to coastal BC.

To quote The Weather Network;

"UPDATE: Over the next 5 days, the MOST snow on the ENTIRE PLANET will fall in British Columbia! Accumulations on the Coastal Mountains may approach 200 cm!"

200cm? Jeezus.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:13 AM
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A couple of lightning strikes in metro Vancouver today? In January?? How mild does it have to be to get lightning?
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Whatever lightning there it, it won't last long. Looks like a massive snowstorm is heading to coastal BC.

To quote The Weather Network;

"UPDATE: Over the next 5 days, the MOST snow on the ENTIRE PLANET will fall in British Columbia! Accumulations on the Coastal Mountains may approach 200 cm!"

200cm? Jeezus.


I wouldn't be surprised if there was some lightning in Vancouver today considering how the sky over the North Shore looked. Meanwhile to the south was some blue sky and sunshine.

200cm of snow is over 6.5 feet. That would be fun!



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-10C with a wind chill of -11C and a mix of sun and clouds. We got some flurries as well but it wasn't anything to worry about. No wind and such cold temperatures means ANOTHER smog warning in effect for Montreal. The thaw needs to come ASAP and we need summer in March.

The warmspot was Sundre, AB at 13.6C.
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Tuesday was a kind of a mixed bag around Vancouver. There were indeed some thunderstorm conditions recorded at the airport in the morning. But somehow hardly any rain. I took a walk through Kitsilano on the West Side around Waterloo Street.

The high at Vancouver Harbour was 10 C, the low was 8 C.



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This snowstorm stretches from the Gulf of Mexico (Florida Panhandle) to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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We're only expecting 10-15 cm of snow from this event in Moncton. To us, that's just a light dusting; hardly even shovellable.

They must be getting tired of all the snow down in Florida though......

Temperatures here in the east are more or less back to normal now. We're likely going to get another mini thaw this weekend (to get rid of this latest dusting and bring back the green grass)......
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It's -10C in Atlanta right now. Nuts.
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Whatever lightning there it, it won't last long. Looks like a massive snowstorm is heading to coastal BC.

To quote The Weather Network;

"UPDATE: Over the next 5 days, the MOST snow on the ENTIRE PLANET will fall in British Columbia! Accumulations on the Coastal Mountains may approach 200 cm!"

200cm? Jeezus.
Up top at Whistler yesterday it was already a very windy, blinding blizzard. Skiing that dump of fresh powder on 7th Heaven was amazing though, once you made it past the zero visibility at the peaks.
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Rained overnight here in Edmonton, skated to work today. +4C
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