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Offline the_squid

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Re: Weather Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:53:38 am »
Many big storms.  Had many power outages, sometimes for days.  That’s life on the island if you live in a rural area.  Worked through a bunch of storms on boats in the Straits... 

But 2 recent times come to mind:

Was caught out fishing in the “Unsinkable Laegend” when the weather came in.  We saw water spouts forming on our way back in...   cool sight, but not when you’re out in a 4 foot chop, gusting 40 knots.  In hindsight, I should’ve stopped to take photos...  but they probably would’ve been blurry anyway.  Couldn’t make it back to our original launch, so we had to bum a ride back to our boat and trailer from a more sheltered launch.  Was quite an adventure. 

Drove through blizzard conditions from Hope to Jasper...   north of Jasper it was blowing snow making for horrendous visibility....   around Peace River, it was freezing rain!  Not a pleasant drive to Yellowknife that winter...

ETA:  Never been at sea in the weather Omni is talking about...  yikes...
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