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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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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?!
Regards....justamazedjeff

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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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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Weather Today:
Temp: -22c, Sunny and clear sky, nice day for a ride....if it was 40c warmer!
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Kind of weather-related: I like the highway department's addition of roadside traffic cams to their road conditions map. Before, the map was never really that accurate with only descriptions like "covered," "partially-covered," etc. It's nice to be able to see a real-time snapshot of the road after it's been snowing a lot.
 

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It would have been interesting to see road cameras of the 100 car pileup just south of Edmonton a couple of days ago!
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Yesterday morning I shoveled 6 to 8 inches of new snow off the driveway. By last night, most of the snow on the lawns had melted off - it was down to about an inch left.

...and last night, it cooled down to about 15 degrees on the backyard weather station.
 

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Forgot to note that Weather Underground gets a lot of its data from the feed of thousands of home-based weather stations across the country. I think it would be interesting to get a weather station and participate, but they're kind of expensive and there's already one about 10 miles from me and several within 30 miles, so don't think I'd add a lot of valuable info.

I'm surprised the name hasn't met with more negativity due to the unsavory practices/tactics of the 60's radical group their name seems to be a play on.

I usually read the aviation METARs from the local airports, also. If you've never done so, here's a tutorial on how to make sense of what seems like a long string of gibberish.

http://www.wunderground.com/metarFAQ.asp
 

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Forgot to note that Weather Underground gets a lot of its data from the feed of thousands of home-based weather stations across the country. I think it would be interesting to get a weather station and participate, but they're kind of expensive and there's already one about 10 miles from me and several within 30 miles, so don't think I'd add a lot of valuable info.

I'm surprised the name hasn't met with more negativity due to the unsavory practices/tactics of the 60's radical group their name seems to be a play on.

I usually read the aviation METARs from the local airports, also. If you've never done so, here's a tutorial on how to make sense of what seems like a long string of gibberish.

http://www.wunderground.com/metarFAQ.asp
That was your 3000th post planalp! :policecar:Congratulations!!:character0029: :19a:
 
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