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To: johnlw who wrote (5692)7/10/2020 12:08:07 PM
From: LoneClone
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I just heard an interesting interview with a meteorologist from Alberta and a storm chaser from Saskatchewan.

Both agreed that they have never seen a spring like this for the number and intensity of storms. Apparently there are always lots of storms across Alberta and Saskatchewan this time of year partly because farming makes for plenty of available water to create the storms, but add in how wet it has been this year and you have a virtual storm factory.

I would love to see what the woman from Saskatchewan described, 150-km long lines of storms advancing together across the landscape. Needless to say, you need to be out in the wide open skies of the prairies to see this going on; you'd never know if it happened in mountainous BC.

The guy from Calgary also mentioned that the hailstorm last month in Calgary has turned out to be the most expensive in Canadian history.

This weather has actually been pretty good for gardeners like me. As opposed to the last couple of years when I had to start watering in April, months ahead of normal, the rain every two or three days we have had in Vancouver this year has meant I have hardly had to water at all.

But I know it is not good news for farmers like you. The weather is finally showing signs of summer here in BC; hope that extends out to your area.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5693)7/10/2020 5:50:04 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Thank you Clone, that is valuable info. I dunno what in the world is going on up their. I had seen something about a very strong La Nina coming into play but I strongly doubt that is the cause of that crazy weather.
Since I got nothing to do over the weekends anymore I will try and study Canadian weather maps from Jan - July. If I come up with a theory I will post it to you. Doubt I will find anything though

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To: Benny-Rubin who wrote (5694)7/10/2020 6:52:27 PM
From: LoneClone
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The best explanation I have heard for the weather changes in general is that the decreasing temperature differential between the Arctic and the lower latitudes is weakening the jet stream and its ability to steer/control the weather the way we are used to. But that is a pretty general explanation.

Hmmm, that makes me wonder. Does the Antarctic have its own version of the jet stream?

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5695)7/10/2020 7:12:14 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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The baffling Piri Reis Map of 1513: It showed Antarctica centuries before discovery, but without its ice cap
thevintagenews.com

Yes Antarctica has a jet stream. Now the story you are about to read is true. My theory of an earth crust shift about 14 thousand years ago is backed by Albert Einstein. There are pyramids in Antarctica and yet we don't investigate due to harsh weather. I say BS, there is so much to learn from what is under Antarctica and yet we went the moon instead. A dead rock with no atmosphere lol.

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5684)7/10/2020 7:33:56 PM
From: golfer72
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Not true. People are spending more time in AC now that its hot.

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5693)7/15/2020 1:37:41 PM
From: johnlw
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I don't know about number and intensity of storms. The foothills are always prone to that action.

Its just dismal and wet. Not enough heat to get the real nasty stuff going around here.

Not sure how farming makes for available moisture? Speaking of farming I'm pretty well out, still interested but don't have enough land anymore to be personally concerned. One still doesn't like to see the struggles going on but that's the way that business works.

Calgary's population has increased 6 fold in my lifetime, as has the accompanying materialism. Its in the hail belt so not surprising when a hail event happens it gets more expensive every-time. At least to my simplistic eye.

Its lush and green and no smoke so there is always an upside.

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To: johnlw who wrote (5698)7/17/2020 5:07:41 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Heaviest rainfall 'since at least 1790' causes apocalyptic scene in Sicily

accuweather.com

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5695)7/22/2020 3:56:02 AM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning after huge 7.8 quake hits US - 'Get to higher ground!'
express.co.uk

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To: Benny-Rubin who wrote (5700)7/22/2020 3:53:30 PM
From: LoneClone
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A few hours later there was 5.4 tremor down here, but fortunately it was well offshore so did no damage.

Definitely not the Big One...

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5701)7/22/2020 5:59:32 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Gotta tell you there is a mean looking squall line just west of me. Batten down the hatches !

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