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Re: Nice weather

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 20th, 2017, 8:12 am

Brace for a hard winter
One of Canada’s high-profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter.

Chris Scott, The Weather Network's chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is "'buckle up' because it looks like a stormy winter."


https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#211990
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Catsumi » Nov 20th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Mmmm, they are usually wrong so I will prepare for a nice, warm winter

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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Nov 21st, 2017, 4:50 pm

Nice weather out there. No snow all the way back from the coast (though I took the Fraser Canyon because the Coq. was closed from snow).

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Re: Nice weather

Postby HoboJo » Nov 22nd, 2017, 3:53 pm

(lightly off topic)

I haven't driven the Fraser Canyon route for two decades. It would add 4h to my trip but is it fully widened now? They where working on it in the 90's but there where (are) a couplety few mountains.

Pulling a fully loaded RV to Vancouver Island in January and am thinking Crows Nest if the Coq is ugly....
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Nov 22nd, 2017, 4:33 pm

HoboJo wrote:(lightly off topic)

I haven't driven the Fraser Canyon route for two decades. It would add 4h to my trip but is it fully widened now? They where working on it in the 90's but there where (are) a couplety few mountains.

Pulling a fully loaded RV to Vancouver Island in January and am thinking Crows Nest if the Coq is ugly....


It hasn't changed much since the Coq was built. No, it does not add 4 hours. It takes less than 4 hours from Hope to Kamloops via the the Fraser Canyon versus 2 hours via the Coq. Actually, it took me 3 hours last week via the Canyon, so it was only an extra hour.

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Re: Nice weather

Postby HoboJo » Nov 22nd, 2017, 4:58 pm

(yes it does add those hours to a ferry from my location. 4hr extra for Fraser, 2hr extra for Crows Nest. 4hr total on the coq.)

The hill going down to the snow tunnel on the coq has scared me just in heavy rain ;-) Loaded, even 8 wheel brakes aren`t going to do *bleep* once the ice forms.... I was just hoping the Fraser canyon was properly two-wayed by now. I should get out more.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Nov 22nd, 2017, 5:17 pm

Well I took the Canyon from West Vancouver to Vernon on Sunday in the dark and rain, and it took by 6.5 hours total, and that's including the extra time associated with taking highway 7 from Maple Ridge (Golden Ears bridge) to Hope.

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Re: Nice weather

Postby HoboJo » Nov 22nd, 2017, 5:24 pm

(lougheed highway, Pit meadows bridge) Good Time!
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 10:32 am

Absolute record shattering temperatures yesterday. 19C in Abbotsford, which is 5C above the old record!

Add in the deluge of rain and melting snow, and you get mudslides.

Weather summary
for British Columbia
issued by Environment Canada
at 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday 23 November 2017.

Discussion.

A warm front brought a subtropical airmass to southern and central
B.C. on Wednesday. As a result, several daytime maximum temperature
records were broken.

The subtropical airmass also brought copious amounts of rain. The
total rainfall numbers are from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment & Climate Change Canada as of 5 a.m. PST.

1. Summary of rainfall totals in mm:

--South Coast--
Port Mellon: 91
Highway 99 Brandywine Stn: 90
Highway 99 Tantalus Stn: 85
Squamish: 83
Hope Area: 72-82
Mission Area: 76
Whistler Area: 67
Pemberton Area: 50-65
Pitt Meadows Area: 43-63
Coquitlam Area: 50-55
Chilliwack Area: 55
Agassiz: 54
Eagle Ridge: 46
Abbotsford Area: 38-45
Maple Ridge Area: 44
Point Atkinson: 44

--North Coast--
Kitimat Area: 78

2. Summary of maximum temperature in degrees celsius:

--Metro Vancouver--

Pitt Meadows Airport
New record: 17.7
Old record: 16.7 set in 1904

Vancouver Airport
New record: 16.2
Old record: 14.4 set in 1933

White Rock
New record: 18.2
Old record: 13.9 set in 1939

--Fraser Valley--

Abbotsford Airport
New record: 19.1
Old record: 14.4 set in 1954

--Greater Victoria & Southern Gulf Islands---

Victoria Gonzales
New record: 15.9
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Victoria Harbour
New record: 15.0
Old record: 11.1 set in 1891

Victoria University
New record: 15.8
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Esquimalt Area
New record: 15.5
Old record: 15.0 set in 1954

Malahat
New record: 15.0
Old record: 13.0 set in 1986

Southern Gulf Islands Area
New record: 15.8
Old record: 15.0 set in 1953

--Whistler--

Whistler Nesters
New record: 10.5
Old record: 10.0 set in 1954

--Sunshine Coast--

Powell River Area
New record: 13.9
Old record: 12.8 set in 1937

Sechelt Area
New record: 15.5
Old record: 12.5 set in 1995

--East Vancouver Island--

Campbell River Area
New record: 13.0
Old record: 12.2 set in 1967

Comox-Courtenay Area
New record: 13.6
Old record: 13.3 set in 1917

--North Vancouver Island--

Port Hardy Area
New record: 13.4
Old record: 13.3 set in 1954

--100 Mile--

Clinton Area
New record: 7.5
Old record: 5.2 set in 2002

--Cariboo--

Williams Lake Area
New record: 9.5
Old record: 7.8 set in 1968
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 3:41 pm

Woohoo, the sun is shining! the rain and the clouds are gone!

P.S. Record "heat" in the high arctic...

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Re: Nice weather

Postby HoboJo » Nov 24th, 2017, 5:53 pm

It's, It's coming.....

Sorry, but the late season thunder and ....

Meteorologists have a hard time in a good year.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Frisk » Nov 26th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Crazy windy out there.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 26th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Frisk wrote:Crazy windy out there.


I just was about the same thing. The wind is coming in from the South and it is blowing the hell out of my garage doors. The exhaust vent flappers are rattling like crazy.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Queen K » Nov 26th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Just got in side in time, pelting rain, howling wind buffeting me from car to house.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Relentless » Nov 26th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Heavy winds took a pine tree down on Hwy 33 at Mills road, power is out
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