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Old Posted Oct 30, 2010, 12:26 PM
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So Ottawa's due for 2cm of snow tomorrow!

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Old Posted Oct 30, 2010, 3:31 PM
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As long as I have been alive and that I can remember, Winnipeg doesn't usually see any significant snows until after Haloween. In the last decade, the first real snowfall has usually occured in late November, early December. The norm for snowfall in this city is changing, resulting in later snowfall and earlier spring melts.
You haven't been alive very long then. For most of my life, I'd say snow in Winnipeg has been a 50/50 proposition on Halloween. It used to be an annual discussion when figuring out costumes - we always had to plan taking snow into account, and some years wear the snowsuit, some not. And as a person having a birthday in very late November, I can tell you how many years I experienced in my life with zero snow before my birthday - exactly one.

Now, we may be having differences of opinion on what "real snow" constitutes. I've seen 1ajs's pictures and to some, that isn't really snow.
     
     
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You haven't been alive very long then. For most of my life, I'd say snow in Winnipeg has been a 50/50 proposition on Halloween. It used to be an annual discussion when figuring out costumes - we always had to plan taking snow into account, and some years wear the snowsuit, some not. And as a person having a birthday in very late November, I can tell you how many years I experienced in my life with zero snow before my birthday - exactly one.

Now, we may be having differences of opinion on what "real snow" constitutes. I've seen 1ajs's pictures and to some, that isn't really snow.
Yes, some years have had snow (I would say maybe a third), but I am relatively close to your age based on some of your posts I've read that help reveal your approximate age, and yes most years we didn't have a permanent snowpack by the time Haloween came. As I stated before, a "skiff" of snow isn't really a significant "snowfall" in my opinion. Only a couple of times have I ever had to wear a snowsuite trick or treating. Most years I was fine with a jacket underneath, as many years it was indeed cold enough on Halloween (but no snow yet) and some years were warm enough that I didn't need a jacket. A few years I even wore shorts as the temps was over 15 (three times to be exact) and a few times had to wear a rain jacket. Halloween weather is very variable in Winnipeg, as it is across the rest of the prairies, you can expect anything at anytime.

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Nothing pisses me off more than snow on Halloween... which rarely happens even in Calgary, but does occasionally!

How the hell is Michael Myers supposed to lurk through backyards in a snow drift?
     
     
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I'm sorry but I could never live in the prairies. Having a nice warm september is great... but it doesn't make up for a crappy June/July/August. I need my lazy, relaxing summer days.
huh?!?

oh, you mean while you play with your toys in your sandbox?

Yes, hopefully someday the prairies will get "lazy, relaxing summer days" too... wow!
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2010, 7:46 PM
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7 and sunny. The dewpoint is -11.5! Strong winds from the north, 22 with gusts in the mid 30s.

Hallowe'en is going to be cold and clear this year. No snow in the forecast. We got some very light snow blowing in the wind on Thursday at lunchtime but no accumulation yet.
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A nice mild 14 today, these are the fall days I love, a slight wind, many leaves falling off the trees that have turned already, sunny breaks between very interesting cloud cover...
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I miss the old thread!

I was at the AUS football game today in Sackville NB. MTA defeated St FX 33-12. Anyway, it was a breezy 3 deg C and there was a brief snow shower at the end of the fourth quarter.

This seems kinda early for this crap!
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It was 16 degrees 9:30 this morning in St. John's but it went down to 12 by mid afternon. It was windy today though and pretty cloudy it's currently 7 degrees.
     
     
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I'm sorry but I could never live in the prairies. Having a nice warm september is great... but it doesn't make up for a crappy June/July/August. I need my lazy, relaxing summer days.
Have you ever been to the prairies? aside from the foothills, the prairies probably have one of the best summers in Canada. When I lived in Medicine hat it was 30 or above pretty much all the time from late June to early September, and it hit 40 a couple times. This summer basically didn't happen, but you can't judge an entire region off one abnormal summer.
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Freezing drizzle in higher spots in Halifax this afternoon. Cold rain randomly came down elsewhere.
     
     
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Snow rain mix and 3c in Montreal right now.
     
     
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In the valley it was a windy day and partly cloudy day. I saw a hint of snow in there, but nothing substantial enough to leave a trace.

One of my roommates complained about snow in October. I laughed.
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In the valley it was a windy day and partly cloudy day. I saw a hint of snow in there, but nothing substantial enough to leave a trace.

One of my roommates complained about snow in October. I laughed.
That would be really unusual along the Atlantic coast but might be a bit more common in the Valley. It's interesting how much colder the average low in, say, Greenwood is compared to the coast - around 5-6 in coastal locations and around 2 in the Valley.

In the springtime however it warms up much faster in the Annapolis Valley.

It is interesting to compare an inland station (Greenwood) with a more maritime station (Charlesville). Both have roughly the same average temperature but a different distribution.
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Have you ever been to the prairies? aside from the foothills, the prairies probably have one of the best summers in Canada. When I lived in Medicine hat it was 30 or above pretty much all the time from late June to early September, and it hit 40 a couple times. This summer basically didn't happen, but you can't judge an entire region off one abnormal summer.
Yeah, not to mention Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg are the top 5 sunniest cities in Canada.
     
     
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Pure sun today. Even though the high didn't make it much past 10 or so, it was so sunny that I've had to turn my furnace completely off. My house was pushing 24 by the end of the day even at that.

And we're still forecasting 19 for Wednesday. In November. It just keeps being awesome in Calgary.
     
     
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it was so sunny that I've had to turn my furnace completely off. My house was pushing 24 by the end of the day even at that.
I love how in the winter it will be -25 outside but if you touch the window frame it is 60.

Currently it is 2, or 35 if I stick my hand in the sunlight by the window.
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Its pretty much like that every year. Alberta gets more rain and lightning than sun in the summer


No seriously, have you ever BEEN to the prairies???

This summer was considered one of the "worst" (ie: too much rain) by most people here, because we had rain every 3-5 days.

Hint: we're known as a semi-arid climate for a reason. Secondary hint: "arid" means the opposite of rain.
     
     
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7 degrees and mostly sunny in St. John's.
     
     
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