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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Apr 29th, 2017, 4:39 pm

I'd appreciate a warming up please. :admin:
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby tsayta » Apr 30th, 2017, 9:54 am

It's coming. Long term forecast is warm and dry
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » May 1st, 2017, 7:23 am

I guarantee that July will be warmer than April.

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » May 4th, 2017, 2:25 pm

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby tsayta » May 4th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Glacier wrote:
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Does this chart appear to say we had 23 days of rain in the last year?
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Old Techie » May 4th, 2017, 4:47 pm

It says we've been getting dumped on in 2017. :biggrin:

Days on left column with years at bottom (3yr increments), and each diamond shape represents the year noted at bottom. 2017 is the only one spiking beyond 20 days.

1993 comes in second wettest.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby tsayta » May 4th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Weird. Seems like we've had way more rainy days than that
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Old Techie » May 4th, 2017, 9:49 pm

tsayta wrote:Weird. Seems like we've had way more rainy days than that


Well there's only 30 days in April and it shows it rained 23 or 24 of them in the amount of at least 1mm.

That means there could have been some that looked like crap as well and maybe even spit or drizzled but not enough to make the chart.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby JagXKR » May 5th, 2017, 10:59 am

Wrong. March-April is clearly in the header of the chart. 61 days for 2 months. Measurement of at least 1mm so days with a trace of precipitation do not count. There were a lot of days with under 1mm though. Add those in and it is really bleak.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Old Techie » May 5th, 2017, 5:26 pm

JagXKR wrote:Wrong. March-April is clearly in the header of the chart. 61 days for 2 months. Measurement of at least 1mm so days with a trace of precipitation do not count. There were a lot of days with under 1mm though. Add those in and it is really bleak.


My bad, you are right. :up: :digging:

Still way too much water for me. If I wanted this I'd live in England.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Barney Google » May 5th, 2017, 5:38 pm

Joe Rich is having our own flooding concerns...no wonder Kelowna is 'filling up'...it's 'filling up' up here too!!!

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby JagXKR » May 8th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Now for the map that shows what many have figured out. Very high snowpack in the south of BC. Big difference from last year.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » May 9th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Interesting how 2017 is the complete reversal of 2007. In 2007 the Okanagan had the lowest snowpack in the province. Today, it's the highest.

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Fancy » May 12th, 2017, 10:33 am

They may not fully realize it, but people living down the road from Ted Walker owe him a debt of gratitude.

Walker lives on 20th Street near 48th Avenue and he was up until the wee hours of Friday morning sandbagging and diverting a swollen BX Creek that was spilling its banks.

Walker's is the first house in the 4900 block of 20th Street and if had not been for the barrier on his property, several homes downstream would have been flooded by the morning.

Walker said some neighbours did come out and help fill sandbags to divert the raging waters.

Rocky Mountain Transport also helped out by placing several large cement blocks on the edge of Walker's driveway against which dozens of sandbags were placed, diverting a strong current that was flowing directly toward houses down the road.

While many people were breathing a sigh of relief that a predicted heavy rain storm did not unleash too much fury on the region, Walker is watching with nervous anticipation as BX Creek continues to rage.

The creek is fed from Silver Star Mountain which had a lot of snow this winter.

And that snow combined with the rain has turned the normally docile waterway into a frothing, raging river.

“This is terrible. I've never seen anything like it in the 10 years we've been here,” said Walker Friday morning. “We were sandbagging all night. We haven't slept.”

There is some water seeping into the basement of Walker's home, but he has removed all the furniture and he has set up pumps to get the water out.

Walker said the creek rose fairly quickly in the evening.


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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » May 15th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Big changes at Environment Canada.
http://ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.a ... E43B056B-1

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Metro Vancouver

Previously, all municipalities within Metro Vancouver received the same weather forecasts and alerts. We now have the ability to provide more detailed forecasts and targeted alerts for the five following smaller regions:

  • City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley


East Vancouver Island

The East Vancouver Island forecast region previously extended from south of Duncan all the way to north of Campbell River. Issuing a single weather forecast that covered all the expected weather conditions across such a vast area had often been a challenge for our meteorologists. In response to requests from the public and to provide more accurate forecasts for the communities along eastern Vancouver Island, we are now providing forecasts and alerts for the following three smaller regions:

  • East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River
  • East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay
  • East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo


Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley forecast region extends from Abbotsford to Hope and is often subdivided into two sections: western Fraser Valley including Abbotsford and eastern Fraser Valley including Hope. Weather conditions along the west-east valley are often very different particularly between Chilliwack and Hope. We have created a new “Fraser Valley - central including Chilliwack” forecast region so that our forecasts are more reflective of conditions in the central Fraser valley. The Fraser Valley will now have the following three regions:

  • Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford
  • Fraser Valley - east including Hope
  • Fraser Valley - central including Chilliwack


Fraser Canyon

The Fraser Canyon forecast region previously extended from Yale in the south to Lillooet in the north. Typically, climate conditions are much wetter over southern sections so we have now divided the region into the following two smaller regions:

  • Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet
  • Fraser Canyon - south including Lytton


Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast forecast region previously extended from Gibsons in the south to Lund in the north. In order to provide more accurate forecasts for the two sections of the Sunshine Coast separated by Jervis Inlet, the region has been separated into the two following smaller regions:

  • Sunshine Coast - Gibsons to Earls Cove
  • Sunshine Coast - Saltery Bay to Powell River


North Coast – Inland

Weather conditions over inland sections of the North Coast were previously covered by one large forecast region extending from Kitimat in the south up to Stewart in the north. In an effort to provide more tailored forecasts and alerts for the various communities, the region has been subdivided into the three following smaller regions:

  • North Coast – inland including Stewart
  • North Coast – inland including Terrace
  • North Coast – inland including Kitimat


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