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To: johnlw who wrote (5420)11/16/2019 4:46:27 PM
From: TheJackofHearts
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Interesting.. I got my garlic in just before the Toronto freeze.. (a lot of garlic :) idea of course just like tulips.. get them in so roots develop but then they go dorm,ant from cold but are ready to explode in spring... This might be a second season of simulated spring garlic planting .. I was in 2 weeks ahead of last year which froze early...

cold next week but we crack 0 :) should be 7ish for highs this time of year...

Spring cleanup gonna be lots of work as prolly 40% of leaves were on the trees at freeze...

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From: johnlw11/17/2019 6:52:44 PM
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Rogers Sugar gives up on Alberta beet harvest

2019-11-07 17:28 ET - News Release



Ms. Manon Lacroix reports

SEVERE ALBERTA WEATHER FORCES TERMINATION OF 2019 BEET HARVEST

Rogers Sugar Inc., due to the impact of recent severe adverse weather in Alberta on the 2019 sugar beet crop, has decided to terminate the beet harvest.

This decision was made following an exhaustive analysis by the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers and the corporation, which jointly determined that severe snow and frost damage has resulted in an inability to store or process the unharvested damaged sugar beet crop. As a result, we now estimate that the current crop should derive a quantity of refined sugar ranging between 60,000 metric tonnes to 70,000 metric tonnes. The corporation is currently reviewing all available options to service its customers, one of which will include the supply of cane sugar from the Vancouver and Montreal refineries, which both have excess capacity.

About Rogers Sugar Inc.

Rogers holds all of the common shares of Lantic Inc. and its administrative office is in Montreal. Lantic operates cane sugar refineries in Montreal and Vancouver, as well as the only Canadian sugar beet processing facility in Taber, Alta.

We seek Safe Harbor.

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From: 3bar11/18/2019 6:19:37 AM
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This is an interesting video pairs pandemics/plagues with GSM over time . Also has a great explanation why and pairs GSM with low sun spot counts . Through observation of sun , carbon 14 in ice and knowledge of glaciation history . Taking low Sun Spot counts from a proxy to a fact as an agent . Around 15 minutes .

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From: johnlw11/29/2019 12:55:29 PM
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Ontario homes at risk of flooding should be made public: report

"...However, Mr. Feltmate predicted forcing such disclosures could prompt sharp, short-term declines in prices of “red-tagged” homes. Homeowners “are going to flip,” he predicted. “I can guarantee that when these flood-risk maps come out, it is going to be a political nightmare. And to a certain degree, that’s really why they haven’t been rolled out....”


theglobeandmail.com

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To: johnlw who wrote (5424)12/16/2019 10:44:21 AM
From: Benny-Rubin
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How can the NWS or any local weather source mess up a forecast for Las Vegas. This is my 2nd week here and the weather is beautiful. The forecast for last Saturday night was for partly cloudy skies and during the last hour of the night the sky's opened ,lightning wind and downpour. Now I'm not Kreskin but there will be a weather event that will be catastrophic do to blown NWS forecasting. Really pisses me off to see just how lax these clowns are.

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From: LoneClone12/17/2019 4:58:20 PM
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Extreme weather leaves 45 million in Southern Africa facing severe food shortages

Unprecedented drought will endanger the food supply for tens of millions of Africans in the coming months – and the link to climate change is increasingly clear

theglobeandmail.com

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From: LoneClone12/19/2019 6:22:09 PM
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One helluva storm is battering the Pacific coast right now.

Yesterday the outer coast of Vancouver Island got up to 150mm -- 6 inches -- of rain in one day!. Fortunately that part of the storm bypassed Vancouver -- we only got 15 mm yesterday and it looks like 25 more today -- but now it is triggering extensive flooding in Washington state as it heads south.

Here in BC once you get away from the coast prediction are for up to 60 cm -- 2 feet+ -- of snow over 18 hours, so travel is the BC interior is not advised at present.

The happiest of all are the skiers, as the freezing level is low enough that they are all getting huge dumps from this system.

LC

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From: LoneClone12/20/2019 6:03:24 PM
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This storm is turning out to be even worse than forecast; many places inland are going to get up to a metre and a half of snow by the timr it ends tomorrow. Since almost all of BC is mountainous, i.e.a crazy place to build roads through, the amount of snow on the road and the constant threat of avalanches and rock slides has pretty well brought things to a halt on what is normally one of the heaviest travel days of the year.

Meanwhile, I was just talking to a friend in Australia which prompted me to dig up some more info on how bad things are there. New high temperature records are being set almost every day and the fires are back in full force, meaning the poor firefighters are trying to do their jobs in 45C or hotter temps with strong winds. One wonders how long Australia will remain habitable if current trends continue. Perhaps it will join the likes of southern India and parts of Africa in being depopulated by heat in the coming decades.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5428)12/21/2019 4:31:36 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Record Rainfall Drenches Northwest wunderground.com

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To: Benny-Rubin who wrote (5429)12/24/2019 5:30:21 PM
From: LoneClone
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The snow has finally pretty well stopped in BC for now, but when you take mountains and add a huge dump of snow after a dry period, you get extreme avalanche risk due to all that new snow sitting on top of a weak layer. So although you can travel more easily now, there will be frequent stops as you wait for the avalanche crews to do their work.

For those who don't know, what the avalanche crews do is bombard weak snow with artillery to bring down the avalanches when they can't hurt anybody. I first saw this when I was five and we drove to Alberta for Christmas. Needless to say, at that age I was enthralled.

LC

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