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Offline eyeball

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Re: Weather Culture
« Reply #120 on: January 15, 2022, 08:22:47 pm »
There’s a few islands that are big enough to land on the lee-side and hike over top to get a feed of barnacles from the surf side. We did that in the Deer Group a few times.

But jumping onto surf-swept rocks …. Doesn’t seem safe.
Yeah but some of those guys could make $500 in a couple hours on a good rock. I got paid considerably less to follow them around myself.   
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« Reply #121 on: February 11, 2022, 09:57:40 pm »
Most extreme rogue wave ever was recorded off B.C. coast

https://globalnews.ca/news/8607359/biggest-rogue-wave-vancouver-island-coast/

Never felt a thing...

I've been offshore in 6 - 7 m seas outside Ucluelet after big typhoons off Japan.  When the wave period's are 15 seconds or more and there's no wind on top of it the surface is otherwise quite calm and you can blast along at full speed.  It's a different story nearshore and around shallow spots of course.  The power of these waves are really apparent when you see how high up an exposed island they push.

I remember standing at Amphitrite Pt during 100 kt winds and 14 - 15 m seas.  I doubt if the period was more than 8 seconds - extremely rough conditions. It was on par with being at Niagara Falls for noise and fury.  Winds knocked our power out here for a week and went on to blow down some 20% of the forest in Stanley Park.   
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Re: Weather Culture
« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2022, 12:38:05 pm »
South Nomad Weather Buoy

Time   Wind(knots)     Wave height(m)       Wave period(sec)     
9:00   W 37 gust 50   11.9                            15.1                
8:00   W 36 gust 46   12.4                            16.0                
7:00   W 37 gust 49   11.5                            13.5                
6:00   W 42 gust 52   12.1                            12.8                
5:00   W 41 gust 55   9.5                              13.5                
4:00   W 39 gust 50   9.4                              13.5   

https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=16200

Big out there today. South Nomad is about 400 miles west of Straight of Juan de Fuca. We should see the biggest swells hitting the coast later this afternoon right around a high tide of 3.14 m. I'd be a little nervous if I lived on Chesterman's Beach.       
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« Reply #123 on: April 11, 2022, 04:17:09 pm »
After a long, cold, brutal winter, it looks like we'll top it off with the worst blizzard since 1997. Yay. About 40 cm of snow is expected, but it could be twice that. I have tickets to the Kracken game Wednesday night when it's supposed to be near impossible to get around. Should be fun!

Never mind. Game got postponed till May 1, when it will just be a fight for a worse draft position. Oh well.
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« Reply #124 on: April 14, 2022, 09:42:01 am »
The storm was pretty much as predicted by Environment Canada: 25 cm yesterday and apparently another 10 today,  but it's been fascinating watching how it has been politicized. People thinking stores choosing to close early is preparation for "climate lockdowns". People thinking it's all hype and not really happening. Other people thinking it's the end of days and buying 30 jugs of milk and a generator.
And of course all you ever hear are these vocal extremists. The rest of us are just waiting it out and preparing to shovel.
Strange times.

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« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2022, 09:49:20 am »
The storm was pretty much as predicted by Environment Canada: 25 cm yesterday and apparently another 10 today,  but it's been fascinating watching how it has been politicized. People thinking stores choosing to close early is preparation for "climate lockdowns". People thinking it's all hype and not really happening. Other people thinking it's the end of days and buying 30 jugs of milk and a generator.
And of course all you ever hear are these vocal extremists. The rest of us are just waiting it out and preparing to shovel.
Strange times.

When the next pandemic hits, millions of people will go to their graves thinking it's not actually happening oh **** sorry, that was the current pandemic.
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Re: Weather Culture
« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2022, 10:10:00 am »
After a long, cold, brutal winter, it looks like we'll top it off with the worst blizzard since 1997. Yay. About 40 cm of snow is expected, but it could be twice that. I have tickets to the Kracken game Wednesday night when it's supposed to be near impossible to get around. Should be fun!

Never mind. Game got postponed till May 1, when it will just be a fight for a worse draft position. Oh well.
Don't live in Winnipeg then.  It's like living in Miami and complaining about a hot summer.

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« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2022, 10:31:42 am »
Your reading comprehension is getting worse. "Should be fun!" means I enjoy big snowstorms and am looking forward to it.
Have your water checked for lead.
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« Reply #128 on: May 03, 2022, 09:28:52 pm »
Two more Colorado lows since the one I posted about and now the Red River is eight miles wide in some spots of North Dakota.
Lots of flood evacuees in the city, which would have had to be evacuated itself if not for the brilliant 1960s government initiative to create a floodwater diversion around the city. Essentially they can open a gate and split the river in two now and send most of it around and away from the city.
It's saved billions of dollars in damage, and libertarians would probably try to deny it exists because it shows how effective government can be.