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post #1 of 291 Old 03-20-2013, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Weather Thread

This thread is for Weather!
How HOT, COLD, WINDY, RAINY. How much snow. Interesting clouds, fog, lightening whatever!
Post pictures or text, I'm sure someone finds extreme weather interesting like me.
In Lac La Biche the temp had dropped down to -30c/-22f last night but was back up to 0c/32f by late afternoon.
The widest yearly swing of temp I experienced was in Medicine Hat. The hottest day was +44c/111f, the coldest was-44c/-47f.
In Lac La Biche I have seen -50c/-58f and the propane for my furnace "froze off" suppling no gas to the furnace! Good thing for the wood stove!!
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Here's a shot of the Full Time Night Woman holding a piece of hail we got a few years back. I would call them "orange-sized." We wound up getting a new roof on our house out of this storm. Fortunately, we have one of those metal carports and, while it was ruined and also replaced, it saved our vehicles. Somehow, our windows and vinyl siding remained unscathed.

It looked bad and the tornado sirens were just shutting down and the sun was coming out when I ventured out from the basement and heard something weird. I started going up around the corner of the house and heard this godawful roar and what sounded like tree limbs cracking and went running back yelling, "Get back in the house! There's a f**king tornado coming!"

We ran in the basement and hunkered down then we suddenly started hearing these big, loud thunks like somebody hitting the top of the house with sledgehammers.

Turns out the roar and cracking wood I heard was the sound of the advancing line of hail moving through the nearby fields and trees.



The below photos show the aftermath of an early-December ice storm we had that wreaked havoc on the trees everywhere. No power or water for 5 days: sucked. We thought we were going to lose our pine tree, but it survived:





Severe Storm Season is almost upon us here: looking forward to it.



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The widest yearly swing of temp I experienced was in Medicine Hat. The hottest day was +44c/111f, the coldest was-44c/-47f.
One winter day in the early 1980's, just south of the New Hampshire/Quebec border, I experienced a 70 degree (F) temperature swing and it never got above freezing. When I got up it was -40 F. The daytime high reached +30 F.
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That's what I'm talkin about!! Thanks Guys!
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Ya justjeff - -55 - I know what you mean - In the winter of '79 2-1/2 hrs NE of Fort McMurray it was so cold when someone spoke outside their words would freeze in mid air and fall on the ground. You had to scoop them up and take em inside and thaw them out on the stove to hear what was said.

If you left them on the ground there would be nothing but a babbel in the spring...
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Ya justjeff - -55 - I know what you mean - In the winter of '79 2-1/2 hrs NE of Fort McMurray it was so cold when someone spoke outside their words would freeze in mid air and fall on the ground. You had to scoop them up and take em inside and thaw them out on the stove to hear what was said.

If you left them on the ground there would be nothing but a babbel in the spring...
Hahahahahhahahahaha!!! I love it.
And to think I thought it was just new leaves rustling in the breeze making that noise in the Spring! Whoda guessed it?!
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P.S. -5c with winds gusting to 80kmh Can you say WINDCHILL?!!

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How about fog?

Here I'm above the fog line on Prewitt Ridge a few miles up from the Pacific Coast Highway. It was warm. Probably in the mid 70's but when I got to down to the coast is was wet, windy, 50 yard visability, and miserable.



Roughly the same spot a few months later with no fog. That blue stuff in the distance is the Pacific Ocean


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Cool pics Cabrito! Thanks.
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You know, the only places I've been to in California are 29 Palms, Fort Irwin and LAX and I've seen a lot of generic photos of the state, but I never realized how beautiful California is until I saw the pics you guys post who live there. I'm impressed.



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In case you haven't heard of it, Weather Underground is my favorite weather site. I really like their Wundermap that zeroes in on your geographical location augmented with satellite photos of the terrain and Nexrad radar images. I can tell if a storm is 10 miles away or knocking on my door:

http://www.wunderground.com/



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