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Offline Mr. Perfect

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« Reply #600 on: January 28, 2019, 12:51:31 pm »
I think I prefer extreme cold to heavy snowfall. Extreme cold around here means it's brilliantly sunny, which can be nice, especially if you're inside most of the time anyway. Heavy snowfall is such a drag and it takes a week for things to be cleared and back to normal.

Supposed to go down to -36 tonight (actual temperature, not windchill "feels like"). Apparently that can be devastating for the ash borer beetle, which has recently made its first appearance in town and has been expected to wipe out much of Winnipeg's forest canopy in the next five years. With any luck, the obscenely brutal cold will be just too much for them.

This place has barely dipped below freezing this winter.  We may have had a few days where daytime temperatures dipped below zero.  I saw rhododendrons in bloom the other day!

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Offline Pinus or Vid or...?????

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« Reply #601 on: January 28, 2019, 01:12:39 pm »
It went up to 11C in Calgary on Saturday. It's expected to be just above freezing for the remainder of the week. I miss winter.
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« Reply #602 on: January 28, 2019, 04:48:06 pm »
:( It must be depressing to feel powerless to help.

 

I get more worried than depressed.  And tired.  Always tired.

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« Reply #603 on: January 28, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »
Now just hold on a minute, I grew up in Ontario where I stared down my share of freezing cold days, shoveling off the beaver pond to go skating, after the driveway was done. I prefer the current situation where, even though it's close to the end of January I can see the lawn will soon need cutting, and if I want to go skating, I'll go to the arena. And look at all that lovely furniture wood those beetles provide. :D

I like that too but take a drive up the Coq, over the Hope Princeton or anywhere else there is pine forest. It’s really bad in a lot of places. A couple of weeks of -30 and we wouldn’t have to worry about them for a few years.
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« Reply #604 on: January 28, 2019, 05:14:02 pm »
I like that too but take a drive up the Coq, over the Hope Princeton or anywhere else there is pine forest. It’s really bad in a lot of places. A couple of weeks of -30 and we wouldn’t have to worry about them for a few years.

I hear ya for sure. One related problem I've heard from fire fighters, and one can easily wrap ones head around, is that stands of dead trees burn, oh, like the blazes you might say. The heat is such you can't get near them on the ground. 

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« Reply #605 on: January 29, 2019, 06:09:06 am »
Giant dump of snow.  I shovelled the sidewalk out front, as well as 2 neighbours north and 1 south.  It's easy in this place because of the small frontage.

Anyway, it's all white out there this morning...

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« Reply #606 on: January 29, 2019, 10:45:36 am »
Checked the weather patterns. Any place East of Edmonton and Calgary will be freezing cold for the next week or so. BC and most of Southern Alberta will be spared.
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« Reply #607 on: January 29, 2019, 02:18:11 pm »
It got cold here last night...   -2.  Sunny today, with some fog.  Rain later this week.  Where the heck is winter???


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« Reply #608 on: January 29, 2019, 02:20:10 pm »
Where the heck is winter???

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« Reply #609 on: February 07, 2019, 04:27:30 am »
We've had our first cold weather in months here. I find it kind of exhilarating. 

My cubicle is pretty cold, because I'm in a corner with an uninsulated exterior wall on one side and a big glass window on the other.  The headlights were out, so to speak...  and I felt kind of self-conscious.  I think I traumatized Milton Minion.   I had to go home and get a sweater.

Things going ok with the missus.  She had been talking about her (male) ex quite a bit, and it made me anxious. But that seems to have passed for the time being.

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« Reply #610 on: February 07, 2019, 06:35:15 am »
You're calling her the missus now, so this is like a real relationship ?  Ok, good.

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« Reply #611 on: February 07, 2019, 09:29:12 am »
Wanna trade

The Fraser Valley gets these crazy outflow winds. -8 in Abby and Chilliwack the other day -18 wind chill.
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« Reply #612 on: February 07, 2019, 10:34:45 am »
The cold pressure system finally hit Alberta on the weekend, dropping temperature to -35 at night. Work was cancelled, due to the cold. It's gone up to highs of -15, but below normal temperature will continue through the next two weeks.
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« Reply #613 on: February 07, 2019, 11:30:42 am »
I broke 2 ribs on Sunday.   :-\
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« Reply #614 on: February 07, 2019, 11:47:07 am »
Jeez, sorry Goddess :(