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Re: Nice weather

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jan 6th, 2019, 11:53 am

Everyone enjoying this mild and dry winter better be prepared to enjoy a terrible fire season next summer. Having multiple 10 degree days in January might seem like a good thing, but its NOT.

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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:45 pm

bigtimeoperations wrote:Everyone enjoying this mild and dry winter better be prepared to enjoy a terrible fire season next summer. Having multiple 10 degree days in January might seem like a good thing, but its NOT.

There is no correlation between winter weather and the fire season. Some of the worst fire seasons on record came after long, cold snowy winters... such as the two worst on record.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Glacier wrote:
bigtimeoperations wrote:Everyone enjoying this mild and dry winter better be prepared to enjoy a terrible fire season next summer. Having multiple 10 degree days in January might seem like a good thing, but its NOT.

There is no correlation between winter weather and the fire season. Some of the worst fire seasons on record came after long, cold snowy winters... such as the two worst on record.


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Re: Nice weather

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jan 6th, 2019, 1:13 pm

Well 2003 certainly was. Winter 2002-2003 was the winter that never was. Then it was followed by a devastating fire season, which was clearly one of the worst on record by a long shot.

But hey, at least there might not be much flooding if the snowpack is way down this year. Surely the snowpack is nowhere near normal.
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Jan 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm

bigtimeoperations wrote:Well 2003 certainly was. Winter 2002-2003 was the winter that never was. Then it was followed by a devastating fire season, which was clearly one of the worst on record by a long shot.

But hey, at least there might not be much flooding if the snowpack is way down this year. Surely the snowpack is nowhere near normal.

Exactly... no correlation. Sometimes it's a mild snowless winter with a major fire season, and sometimes it's a cold snowy winter with a major fire season.

BTW: the current snowpack is exactly where it was at this point last year, which is right on average, and as you know, by April last year we had the highest on record for that time of year.

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Re: Nice weather

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jan 9th, 2019, 4:25 pm

I read a weather 'fact' the other day that sprung my mouth wide open. The hottest temp ever recorded in Canada (a scorching 45 celcius) allegedly happened in Saskatchewan! Now I find this VERY hard to believe, since when does Saskatchewan even hit 30C in the summer, let alone surpass 40C? I think they meant to say Osoyoos! :sunshine:
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Jan 9th, 2019, 4:45 pm

bigtimeoperations wrote:I read a weather 'fact' the other day that sprung my mouth wide open. The hottest temp ever recorded in Canada (a scorching 45 celcius) actually happened in Saskatchewan! Now I find this VERY hard to believe, since when does Saskatchewan even hit 30C in the summer, let alone surpass 40C? I think they meant to say Osoyoos! :sunshine:

Osoyoos doesn't really get that extreme, but it averages a lot hotter than anywhere else (except perhaps the Spences Bridge-Ashcroft area).

Over 100 places were hotter than Osoyoos last year...

Hottest temperatures record in Canada in 2018:
1) MOOSE JAW CS, SK = 42.3
2) QU'APPELLE 1, SK = 42
3) YELLOW GRASS NORTH, SK = 41.6
4) BUFFALO POUND LAKE, SK = 41.5
5) LYTTON RCS, BC = 41.4
6) REGINA RCS, SK = 41.3
7) ASSINIBOIA AIRPORT, SK = 41.1
8) WARFIELD RCS, BC = 41.1
9) ASHCROFT, BC = 41
10) BEECHY, SK = 41
11) OXBOW, SK = 41
12) VAL MARIE SOUTHEAST, SK = 40.9
13) WEYBURN, SK = 40.9
14) BARNWELL AGDM, AB = 40.8
15) BRATT'S LAKE CLIMATE, SK = 40.8
16) KAMLOOPS A, BC = 40.8
17) MILK RIVER, AB = 40.7
18) ENCHANT AGDM, AB = 40.6
19) FINCASTLE AGDM, AB = 40.6
20) CRANBROOK A, BC = 40.5
21) LETHBRIDGE, AB = 40.5
22) TRAVERS AGCM, AB = 40.5
23) CRANBROOK AIRPORT AUTO, BC = 40.4
24) ETZIKOM AGCM, AB = 40.4
25) MEDICINE HAT RCS, AB = 40.4
26) INDIAN HEAD CDA, SK = 40.3
27) MANKOTA, SK = 40.3
28) RALSTON AGCM, AB = 40.3
29) CHAMPION AGDM, AB = 40.2
30) FOREMOST AGDM, AB = 40.2
31) KAMLOOPS AUT, BC = 40.2
32) MASINASIN AGDM, AB = 40.2
33) QUEENSTOWN, AB = 40.2
34) WARNER AGCM, AB = 40.2
35) BARONS AGCM, AB = 40.1
36) CORONACH SPC, SK = 40.1
37) FORT MACLEOD AGCM, AB = 40.1
38) LATHOM AGCM, AB = 40.1
39) MAPLE CREEK, SK = 40.1
40) MEDICINE HAT, AB = 40.1
41) RAINIER AGCM, AB = 40.1
42) SWIFT CURRENT CDA, SK = 40.1
43) BLOOD TRIBE AGDM, AB = 40
44) BOW ISLAND IRRIGATION AGDM, AB = 40
45) CASTLEGAR A, BC = 40
46) LETHBRIDGE AGTECH AGCM, AB = 40
47) LILLOOET, BC = 40
48) MIDWAY, BC = 40
49) ONEFOUR CDA, AB = 40
50) PAKOWKI LAKE AGCM, AB = 40
51) PATRICIA AGCM, AB = 40
52) ROLLING HILLS AGCM, AB = 40
53) LUCKY LAKE, SK = 39.9
54) VAUXHALL CDA CS, AB = 39.9
55) LYTTON A, BC = 39.8
56) PEMBERTON AIRPORT (WIND), BC = 39.8
57) SWIFT CURRENT, SK = 39.8
58) BASSANO AGCM, AB = 39.7
59) CLARESHOLM, AB = 39.7
60) IRON SPRINGS AGDM, AB = 39.7
61) PEMBERTON AIRPORT CS, BC = 39.7
62) BROOKS, AB = 39.6
63) BULL SPRINGS AGCM, AB = 39.6
64) GRASSY LAKE, AB = 39.6
65) MELITA, MB = 39.6
66) BICKLEIGH, SK = 39.5
67) BOW ISLAND, AB = 39.5
68) FT STEELE DANDY CRK, BC = 39.5
69) QUEENSTOWN, AB = 39.5
70) ROCK POINT, SK = 39.5
71) SEVEN PERSONS AGDM, AB = 39.5
72) BROADVIEW, SK = 39.4
73) CARMAN U OF M CS, MB = 39.4
74) DRUMHELLER EAST, AB = 39.4
75) ESTEVAN, SK = 39.4
76) MANYBERRIES AGCM, AB = 39.4
77) ROCKGLEN (AUT), SK = 39.3
78) BLACKIE AGCM, AB = 39.2
79) FINNEGAN AGCM, AB = 39.2
80) MOSSLEIGH AGCM, AB = 39.2
81) RAYMOND AGDM, AB = 39.2
82) ARDENVILLE, AB = 39.1
83) BUFFALO AGCM, AB = 39.1
84) MORDEN CDA CS, MB = 39.1
85) ROSETOWN EAST, SK = 39.1
86) SCHULER AGDM, AB = 39.1
87) BILLINGS, BC = 39
88) BROCKET AGDM, AB = 39
89) CARDSTON, AB = 39
90) ELKHORN 2 EAST, MB = 39
91) OLIVER STP, BC = 39
92) POLLOCKVILLE AGDM, AB = 39
93) ROSEMARY AGDM, AB = 39
94) SEDALIA AGCM, AB = 39
95) TIDE LAKE AGCM, AB = 39
96) VERGER, AB = 39
97) ALLIANCE AGCM, AB = 38.9
98) IRVINE AGCM, AB = 38.9
99) LETHBRIDGE DEMO FARM AGDM, AB = 38.9
100) PRINCETON CS, BC = 38.8
101) CEREAL AGCM, AB = 38.7
102) CRESTON CAMPBELL SCIENTIFIC, BC = 38.7
103) DEERWOOD RCS, MB = 38.7
104) PINHORN AGCM, AB = 38.7
105) SOCIAL PLAINS AGCM, AB = 38.7
106) CRAIGMYLE AGCM, AB = 38.6
107) LEADER AIRPORT, SK = 38.6
108) SUNNYNOOK AGCM, AB = 38.6
109) YOUNGSTOWN AGCM, AB = 38.6
110) CRAIGMYLE, AB = 38.5
111) ELBOW 2 NE, SK = 38.5
112) ELBOW CS, SK = 38.5
113) ESTEVAN A, SK = 38.5
114) HEMARUKA AGCM, AB = 38.5
115) KELLIHER, SK = 38.5
116) KIMBERLEY PCC, BC = 38.5
117) OKOTOKS, AB = 38.5
118) VAVENBY, BC = 38.5
119) PRINCETON A, BC = 38.5
120) THREE HILLS, AB = 38.5
121) OSOYOOS CS, BC = 38.5
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Re: Nice weather

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jan 10th, 2019, 10:23 pm

I did some research into Canada's hottest temperature ever (45 Celcius), yes it did indeed happen near Weyburn, Saskatchewan. It was in 1937, right during the "dust bowl dirty 30s" Great Depression. That must have been just a relentless type of heat for those poor folks! I never really figured it got super hot on the Prairies, except for maybe the extreme south where this record temp happened.

That's crazy the stats from this past summer 2018, lots of records from the Prairies, not so much BC. 7 of the top 10 were in Saskatchewan! And of course the typical hot pockets of BC: Lytton, Warfield (Trail), Kamloops, Ashcroft. Too bad Grand Forks doesn't have a station, it would be ranked high too. Surprised to see Cranbrook was so hot, given its high elevation (nearly 1000 meters).

All this talk of heat makes me wishing it was summer. This winter appears to be pretty much a dud at this point, bring on the warmer temperatures!
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Jan 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm

bigtimeoperations wrote:I did some research into Canada's hottest temperature ever (45 Celcius), yes it did indeed happen near Weyburn, Saskatchewan. It was in 1937, right during the "dust bowl dirty 30s" Great Depression. That must have been just a relentless type of heat for those poor folks! I never really figured it got super hot on the Prairies, except for maybe the extreme south where this record temp happened.

That's crazy the stats from this past summer 2018, lots of records from the Prairies, not so much BC. 7 of the top 10 were in Saskatchewan! And of course the typical hot pockets of BC: Lytton, Warfield (Trail), Kamloops, Ashcroft. Too bad Grand Forks doesn't have a station, it would be ranked high too. Surprised to see Cranbrook was so hot, given its high elevation (nearly 1000 meters).

All this talk of heat makes me wishing it was summer. This winter appears to be pretty much a dud at this point, bring on the warmer temperatures!

That Cranbrook temperature of over 40C is one of the most impressive weather records I've ever seen given the fact that the airport in Cranbrook has never been over 36.7C!

It beat the old record by 4 degrees! This is amazing. It would be like Joe Rich (similar elevation as Cranbrook) hitting 41 degrees and Kelowna hitting 45 degrees!

BTW, some of the places in Alberta that hit 40C were over 1000m elevation, but Alberta does actually get hotter than BC at the same elevation. The only reason that Lytton, Osoyoos, Oliver, Kamloops, Lillooet, Ashcroft, and Spences Bridge hit temperatures you'll never find in southern Alberta is that there are no places in southern Alberta below 700m, and all of the above are less than half that elevation.

On extremely hot summer days, the temperature drops by 1 degree C per 100m rise in elevation, so when we see Milk River, AB at 1050m elevation hitting 40.7C, digging a hole down to Osoyoos elevation (<300m) should bring the temperature up to about 48 degrees!
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Re: Nice weather

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 12th, 2019, 5:41 am

Very foggy this morning. Pea soup.

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Re: Nice weather

Postby HoboJo » Jan 13th, 2019, 3:29 pm

Scooby doesn't have that huge frost beard that my trees accumulated from the lightly sub zero fog?

I think that is just a gif of Shaggy's vaporizer?
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Re: Nice weather

Postby Glacier » Jan 16th, 2019, 8:41 am

Nice winter so far if you like warmth. December was in fact, the hottest December in Kamloops since 1939 and one of the hottest Decembers in Penticton as well.
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