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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby zzontar » Oct 16th, 2012, 10:29 pm

Glacier wrote:Which density were you using? You have to figure out the temperature gradient of the water before vs the temperature after. Sure, you could just assume a density of 1.0000, but then you're accuracy would suffer.

What, no comments on the sweet graphs above?


I ballparked it using 1 cu. ft. of water being 62.42 lbs. The graphs are sweet indeed, as usual you are a plethora of information. :124:
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Oct 17th, 2012, 5:23 pm

Here's how the temperature changes along highway 97...

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Woodenhead » Oct 20th, 2012, 6:59 pm

It was snowing here this afternoon.




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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Oct 20th, 2012, 7:18 pm

We had hail. :sillygrin:
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Oct 20th, 2012, 9:37 pm

Just got word via fb that Banff is a Winterwonderland right now.

It's coming!
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Woodenhead » Oct 23rd, 2012, 10:39 am

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Oct 23rd, 2012, 4:01 pm

And TA DA! What, just what does my post above yours say?

Just keep it up there and we're all happy.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Woodenhead » Oct 24th, 2012, 1:49 am

Queen K wrote:Just keep it up there and we're all happy.
Deal?


I'm going to fill our old dumptruck full of snow & dump it in your driveway before you wake up.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Queen K » Oct 24th, 2012, 6:34 am

:coffeecanuck:

Is it still coming down? I'm getting no reports on FB this morning. Oh, and is cell phone service dead up there? Someone thinks it is the snow blocking access to cell service.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Woodenhead » Oct 24th, 2012, 8:00 am

Stopped snowing, it's just "foggy" now. But it was snowing when I was coming home from work last night. (around 2AM) There's really not much snow on the ground here - one or two sunny days & it'll be gone.

Cell service is fine - I'm on Virgin (Bell).

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Oct 26th, 2012, 12:44 pm

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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 29th, 2012, 2:14 pm

geez, one needs duck feet today . . . what do your charts have to say about this rain Glacier? I heard someone say something about a record being broken.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Oct 29th, 2012, 2:52 pm

It sure looks like you guys got it pretty good down there today. Here in Vernon we only received about 1/2 a cm of rain, but you go over 2 cms in places. The 1.3 cm at the airport is a new record for the Airport, and the wettest Oct 29th recording in Kelowna since 1909. Records began in 1899.

Check out this map Note: Numbers in cm, and any place that shows 0 cm is not working properly.


ETA: Aaaaand it has just started raining again.
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Oct 30th, 2012, 10:47 pm

Have you ever wondered which is the hottest and coldest places in BC? The answer is actually more difficult than you think because there isn't much difference between one community and another a lot of the times. Plus, we are left comparing 20 years at one place against a different 20 year period at another place. This all leads to errors, so taking in account a margin of error, here are the hottest and coldest places in BC based on the past 30 years of data.

When more than one place is shown, it's because it is not 100% certain of the which city is #1. They are ordered from most probable to least.



JANUARY
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Hottest (links show location)
Coldest

FEBRUARY
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Hottest
Coldest
    Fort Nelson

MARCH
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Hottest
    Discovery Island
Coldest

APRIL
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Hottest
Coldest

MAY
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Hottest
Coldest

JUNE
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Hottest
    Ashcroft
    Spences Bridge
    Lillooet
Coldest
    Whistler Roundhouse

JULY
Image
Hottest
    Spences Bridge
    Lillooet
Coldest
    Whistler Roundhouse

AUGUST
Image
Hottest
Coldest

SEPTEMBER
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Hottest
    Spences Bridge
    Lytton
    Lillooet
    Yale

Coldest

OCTOBER
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Hottest
Coldest
    Cassiar

NOVEMBER
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Hottest
    Discovery Island
    Race Rocks
Coldest

DECEMBER
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Hottest
Coldest
    Fort Nelson

And for the year, here are top 5 hottest and coldest places based on average annual temperature.

Top 5 Warmest Places in BC (Temperature in Degrees C)
  1. Howe Sound - Pam Rocks (11.3)
  2. Discovery Island (11.2)
  3. Sumas Canal (11.2)
  4. Porlier Pass Light Station (11.2)
  5. Agassiz Mountain Institute (11.1)

Top 5 Coldest Places in BC (Temperature in Degrees C)
  1. Cassiar (-1.8)
  2. Tetsa River (-1.0)
  3. Fraser Camp (-0.8)
  4. Dease Lake (-0.7)
  5. Graham Inlet (-0.7)

Annual temperature in various places around the Okanagan(Temperature in Degrees C)
  1. Osoyoos (10.4)
  2. Oliver (10.2)
  3. Peachland (9.9)
  4. Naramata (9.9)
  5. Keremeos (9.6)
  6. Okanagan Centre (9.5)
  7. Kelowna - downtown (9.5)
  8. Penticton (9.5)
  9. Kamloops (9.3)
  10. Summerland (9.2)
  11. Westbank (9.0)
  12. Winfield (8.9)
  13. Vernon (8.7)
  14. Hedley (8.6)
  15. Salmon Arm (8.2)
  16. Kelowna Airport (8.1)
  17. Grand Forks (8.0)
  18. Coldstream (7.8)
  19. Sicamous (7.8)
  20. Armstrong (7.4)
  21. Lumby (6.8)
  22. Princeton (6.5)
  23. Joe Rich Creek (5.0)
  24. Brenda Mines (3.3)
  25. McCulloch (3.1)
  26. Nicklen Lake (2.9)

Annual temperature at the airports around the BC(Temperature in Degrees C)
  1. Abbotsford (10.4)
  2. Vancouver (10.4)
  3. Hope (10.2)
  4. Nanaimo (10.1)
  5. Victoria (10.1)
  6. Comox (10.0)
  7. Texada Island (9.9)
  8. Port Alberni (9.8)
  9. Powell River (9.5)
  10. Penticton (9.5)
  11. Tofino (9.4)
  12. Kamloops (9.3)
  13. Campbell River (9.0)
  14. Castlegar (8.7)
  15. Port Hardy (8.5)
  16. Sandspit (8.5)
  17. Bella Coola (8.4)
  18. Kelowna (8.1)
  19. Pemberton (8.1)
  20. Prince Rupert (7.5)
  21. Revestoke (7.5)
  22. Salmon Arm (7.4)
  23. Terrace (6.6)
  24. Princeton (6.5)
  25. Stewart (6.1)
  26. Cranbrook (6.0)
  27. Quesnel (5.5)
  28. Golden (5.1)
  29. Blue River (4.7)
  30. Williams Lake (4.5)
  31. Prince George (4.3)
  32. Smithers (4.0)
  33. Fort St James (3.3)
  34. Chetwynd (2.9)
  35. MacKenzie (2.9)
  36. Fort St John (2.3)
  37. Puntzi Mountain (2.3)
  38. Dawson Creek (1.8)
  39. Fort Nelson (-0.4)
  40. Dease Lake (-0.7)
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Re: Weather Appreciation

Postby Glacier » Nov 1st, 2012, 11:17 am

Yesterday was the second coldest Halloween on record for most of BC from Williams Lake up to Fort Nelson. -20 in the Peace, and -26 in Fort Nelson.

By far the coldest Halloween on record was 1984. Fort Nelson was -28 that day, but parts of the far north and at least one place in the Cariboo were -36. Williams Lake was -29 in the morning and -14 in the afternoon. Yesterday was the second coldest Halloween on record in that Cariboo city and the extremes were only -9 and -6.

Unlike 2012, the Okanagan was not spared in 1984. The temperature dropped down to -23 in Joe Rich, -22 in Armstrong, -21 in Vernon, -19 in Kelowna, and -14 in Peachland, Penticton, Summerland, and Oliver. Osoyoos was a balmy -11.

Picture taken yesterday in Williams Lake.

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