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To: LoneClone who wrote (5408)11/1/2019 6:12:45 PM
From: Drygulch Dan
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With regard to snow in the mountains you have to consider dry adiabatic lapse rates. Hint, these are not your friends.

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From: LoneClone11/1/2019 7:04:44 PM
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Big storm in Quebec -- lots of flooding and more than a million (!) homes without power at present.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5410)11/1/2019 7:14:45 PM
From: Old_Sparky
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Big storm in Quebec -- lots of flooding and more than a million (!) homes without power at present.

But looking on the bright side, they don't have any dirty oil pipelines that might be leaking. My schadenfreude is overflooding also.

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To: Old_Sparky who wrote (5411)11/2/2019 6:59:31 PM
From: LoneClone
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Your post was highly inappropriate for this collegial board.

While you are contemplating that, you can rejoice that there are still half a million without power, including infants, the elderly, the inform etc. Does that make you fell good?

LC

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (5409)11/2/2019 7:05:34 PM
From: LoneClone
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Thanks, that was really interesting.

Lest you misconstrue me, I would be very happy if the dire predictions I have been making for some decades stopped coming to pass, but alas, the odds are that I will continue to follow in the footsteps of Cassandra.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5412)11/2/2019 7:50:26 PM
From: Old_Sparky
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As someone famously said 40 years ago " Let the virtue signaling eastern bastards freeze in the dark " They love to flaunt their hydro power as being so green and renewable. Well now they have too much hydro and not enough power. Karma is a bitch.

this thread is intended for discussion of severe weather events and any related economic impact.

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (5409)11/2/2019 10:28:11 PM
From: johnlw
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Dan
Just curious, was the dry adiabatic lapse rate something you and Weir mulled over in the parking lot while sneaking a butt?

On a more local note I picked up my pass and got a few creaky turns in today. Earliest I’ve ever ridden a lift according to the calendar. The ponds and small lakes in the Bow Valley are frozen over and filled with skaters and shinny games. Should have thrown the skinny skis in as well and gotten some klicks in on Frozen Thunder as well at the Nordic centre. Feels like the glaciers have held off disappearing for another season.
My sympathies out to the farmers in the last couple hundred km of the drive here with the tens of thousands of acres of snow laden unharnessed crops. The global warming thing is a bitch for them.

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To: johnlw who wrote (5415)11/3/2019 11:43:21 AM
From: Drygulch Dan
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I was at Tahoe yesterday turning on my winter heat to avoid the frozen pipe syndrome. I doubt Weir is familiar with the concept. I came across it back when I started flying gliders in the late 1970s. Ya get to notice its affects at altitude. Just another form of getting high.

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From: LoneClone11/8/2019 6:23:39 PM
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As you may recall, we had an unprecedented spring drought in southern BC earlier this year lasting almost two months. Well, just coming to an end is a record-setting fall drought, fortunately much shorter, consisting of 13 straight days without rain. Millions of salmon, milling around at river and stream mouths waiting for more water so they can spawn, will shortly be doing their duty.

The extreme events continue to mount up.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5417)11/9/2019 7:03:53 PM
From: Old_Sparky
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'Well, just coming to an end is a record-setting fall drought, fortunately much shorter, consisting of 13 straight days without rain. "

Okay now you are just trolling me. Any other place on earth ,13 days without rain is not a drought. Its nice weather.

Just be happy you are not spending time here this weekend.

https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2019/11/09/alberta-will-be-one-of-the-coldest-places-on-earth-this-weekend-weather-network/

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