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Old Posted Oct 31, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Perfect Halloween day... 12c with a nice warm west wind blowing some leaves around, an erie chinook cloud bank over the rockies but either wise clear as a bell.

Think I'll pop in Halloween DVD (no, not Rob Zombie's garbage) and wait for some rats to come to my door to scare!
     
     
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Its pretty much like that every year. Alberta gets more rain and lightning than sun in the summer

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Old Posted Oct 31, 2010, 11:15 PM
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i miss the lightning you guys get on the praries - we rarely get it here - where i grew up we would get lots if lightning and odd little rain storms that would appear and disappear in 5 minutes - i can remember standing at one of the block and it would be sunny and you could literally walk down the block and see a line where it was raining

plus all those storms where there was just lightning and thunder and no rain
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Was 22C in KC yesterday... we played beach volleyball
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i miss the lightning you guys get on the praries - we rarely get it here - where i grew up we would get lots if lightning and odd little rain storms that would appear and disappear in 5 minutes - i can remember standing at one of the block and it would be sunny and you could literally walk down the block and see a line where it was raining

plus all those storms where there was just lightning and thunder and no rain
True. Good lightning storms make rain almost bearable. I miss the really crazy violent storms Manitoba gets; Calgary has thundershowers (and thunderflurries, which is just an awesome word) but they're nowhere near as intense.
     
     
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I remember a few years ago in Montreal there was a huge snow storm with lightning to go along with it. How common is something like that?
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2010, 1:51 AM
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I remember a few years ago in Montreal there was a huge snow storm with lightning to go along with it. How common is something like that?
Very rare in most places, in my experience. In Calgary we generally see it at least once a year, sometimes a few times. It's pretty cool and bizarre especially when you're not used to it.
     
     
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About 5 years ago i saw that for the first time ever in Vancouver, it was the strangest day of weather I have ever experienced.

It was in December I think, Got up early morning, was sunny and 14, then by noon it had clouded over and was about 8, come 3pm it was only about 2, and we had wind gusts over 100km (I remember this because I was in Surrey stuck on the skytrain, they had to close the Expo line because there were tree branches and a couple satellite dishes blown onto the track), then around 4 the wind calmed down but it hailed shortly, then finally at 5pm it was -1, it started snowing and there was lighting.

I will never forget that day, it was like living a years worth of weather in one day.

Anyways, handing out candy now, is a nice mild 10 degree evening, no rain so far, so still nice and dry. looks like Kamloops may have the best Halloween this year in Canada, was sunny and 15 there today and they are having a mild evening now.
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yup i remember that day

its quiet around here not too many kids but lots of fireworks so loud
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Very rare in most places, in my experience. In Calgary we generally see it at least once a year, sometimes a few times. It's pretty cool and bizarre especially when you're not used to it.
It was the first time I ever experienced it and it was amazing. Don't think it happened since then. (winter of 07-08)

It was a cool and cloudy Halloween here with a high of 2 and a -4 dewpoint.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2010, 4:38 AM
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Got up early morning, was sunny and 14, then by noon it had clouded over and was about 8, come 3pm it was only about 2, and we had wind gusts over 100km (I remember this because I was in Surrey stuck on the skytrain, they had to close the Expo line because there were tree branches and a couple satellite dishes blown onto the track), then around 4 the wind calmed down but it hailed shortly, then finally at 5pm it was -1, it started snowing and there was lighting.

I will never forget that day, it was like living a years worth of weather in one day.
Yeah, in Calgary with call that "weather in any month with an R in the name".
     
     
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Hint: Its a semi-arid climate because of the lack of humidity
That's a hell of an insight, you figure that out on your own?

Seriously, stop trolling and posting BS as if it were a fact. We do get thunderstorms on a lot of days, but that doesn't mean it rains all the time. Like I said, aside from the foothills, the prairies have one of the best summers in the country, it's generally warm and sunny.
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Which is caused by...
     
     
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Hint: Its a semi-arid climate because of the lack of humidity
yeah! and Vancouver is a semi-humid climate because of a lack of aridity.
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yeah! and Vancouver is a semi-humid climate because of a lack of aridity.
Quebec is semi-Francophone due to a lack of Anglophones.
     
     
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Just had a quick sunny ice pellet shower in the Valley.

Other than that its been around 5C and sunny/cloudy today with a nice rainbow outside my classroom window around lunch.
     
     
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Warm spots today seem to be Kamloops, Lethbridge & Medicine Hat, all reaching 17 so far today. Pretty Good for Nov 1st.
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2010, 10:49 PM
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Calgary is still sitting at 15, about a bazillion degrees above normal. "Pretty good" is the understatement of the year. Bummer about the ski season (2 hills planned on opening this week, the third next) but I'll take this in exchange!
     
     
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Quebec is semi-Francophone due to a lack of Anglophones.
heheh. And teabaggers are semi-retarded due to a lack of grey matter.
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