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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 10:11 PM
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At 3:00 pm a nice, sunny day with 20C on the beach here in White Rock. Just a relative skip, hop, and jump down the freeway it's only 13C at YVR where it's also sunny.

Again a 7C variation, which shows how temps. can vary within Metro Vancouver.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 10:28 PM
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its all to lull us into one of the worst wettest coldest winters we have had in years as they keep predicting - enjoy the warm sunny weather now it will be a pretty miserable winter
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 10:58 PM
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its all to lull us into one of the worst wettest coldest winters we have had in years as they keep predicting - enjoy the warm sunny weather now it will be a pretty miserable winter
From youtube: Debbie Downer........lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yFSpml8oSw

I just kidding but your comment reminded me of this skit I saw on tv the other night......
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It almost makes up for the crap summer.
As someone who dislikes oppressive heat, this is turning into the best year of my life weather-wise. All summer long we sat at a nice comfortable room temperature outside, maybe the odd cool day but basically 15-25 continually. This fall - it's been nauseatingly good. Cooler than summer, but damn if it isn't 10-15 every freaking day (with the odd exception).

I've always said I'd love San Diego weather. 15-20 for highs year round. Well, Calgary's been damn close for a full 6 months now. Other than a few 3-4 day stretches of "cold", and the odd day here or there, it really has been my perfect weather ever since the snow melted.

We haven't had quite as much sun as I'd like but I'll take this incredibly glorious fall in exchange!
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 11:27 PM
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its all to lull us into one of the worst wettest coldest winters we have had in years as they keep predicting - enjoy the warm sunny weather now it will be a pretty miserable winter
If it's that way for you guys, it will be a fine winter here. First, plenty of snow on the slopes. Second, major Chinooks as your wet air masses cross the Rockies.

Unless somehow it's wet in BC and we get a lot of east winds.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 11:51 PM
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Oh wow. Comparing Calgary's weather to San Diego's. Now I've heard everything. I didn't know San Diego got hail in August? And 3 degree mornings in July. And a lot of rain....
Yes, because I clearly was comparing every single conceivable weather factor, when I was specifically only talking about temperature.

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Old Posted Nov 4, 2010, 12:01 AM
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Got bored playing with stats. I think my numbers are off by one, but close enough. Here's how many days Calgary hit a certain high, grouped in 5 degree increments, May 1-Oct 31 (184 days total):

High (rounded down): # of days

0: 9
5: 19
10: 33
15: 49
20: 52
25: 23

That's 122 (66%) days where we got to at least 15 degrees, and that's including nearly 2 months of spring and over a month of fall.

Even March and April were damn fine for spring. You really have to go back to January/early February to find actual "cold" weather. Other than a single aberrant -0.5 high, we have not seen a high below freezing since February 22nd. That's over 8 months of above-freezing days, and it just keeps going. We could conceivably make it through much of November on the plus side.

An amazing year for a supposedly cold city. Mind you, it only got above 30 once this year, for all you ectotherms out there.
     
     
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Was an amazing day today on the BC coast.

It was 18 in Abbotsford and it was 20.2 at 4pm in White Rock. Couple this with mild overnight lows and this is a great start for November!
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7C and sunny!

This is the time of the year where the East is warmer than the rest of Canada(except the BC coast).

Avg high at this time of the year for Montreal is 9C while the avg low is 1C.

Unfortunately, the weather this fall has been crap...it's depressing looking at the forecast.
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At least we haven't had a lot of rain lately! Its been sunny most of the time.
     
     
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At least we haven't had a lot of rain lately! Its been sunny most of the time.
The Prairies can keep their sun... it feels so cold... I'll gladly take some clouds with a warmer temperature and some humidity.

Don't get me wrong, like everybody else I like sunny days but not when it's 7C early November. If I had the choice I would prefer a cloudy 10C (with mild lows) instead of a sunny 7C(frosty mornings).
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Well cloudy sure. But I rather it be 5C and sunny than 10C and raining.
     
     
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Weird. I can't conceive of anyone preferring clouds over sun, for anything remotely approaching similar temperatures (3 degrees, really? I can hardly tell the difference). Except maybe vampires.

I guess the sun has a much more pronounced effect here. Or I'm secretly a lizard.
     
     
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I'll take 7 and sunny. The sun makes a huge difference. My friends and I try to squeeze a few more weeks of baseball in November. If it's 7 and sunny we play (usually in t-shirts and shorts), but 7 and cloudy feels too cold.
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Supposedly going to be 19 and sunny in Calgary today. I'll take this over... well, just about anything in November.
     
     
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Should be 7 and rainy today. Worst of both worlds for Nicko.
     
     
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CALGARY.

Sunny and 19!!! This is why I moved here. Cant wait for some of those mid-winter plus 15 days a la chinook. Gotta love the fall / winter weather here! Sunny and dry.
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The Prairies can keep their sun... it feels so cold... I'll gladly take some clouds with a warmer temperature and some humidity.

Don't get me wrong, like everybody else I like sunny days but not when it's 7C early November. If I had the choice I would prefer a cloudy 10C (with mild lows) instead of a sunny 7C(frosty mornings).
You are a funny one. We will keep our sun (and lack of wind)..... every province has it's positive points, although, I sometimes wish we had warmer nights / mornings.
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Lack of wind ? what city do you live in again ?

The wind down there used to piss me off to no end, that and the dryness.

It's dry up here, but not as windy.
     
     
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Lack of wind ? what city do you live in again ?

The wind down there used to piss me off to no end, that and the dryness.

It's dry up here, but not as windy.
Well compared to many cities, yes, lack of wind. All you need is a T-shirt in the middle of February on a +15 day. Calgary (inner city) has very calm days. I should know. I actually live here.
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