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To: Benny-Rubin who wrote (5683)7/2/2020 8:27:27 PM
From: LoneClone
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Stay safe, Benny. The massive outbreaks across the US are caused by bad leadership and opening back up waaaaaaaaaay too early, so I have my fingers crossed for NJ.

We have done very well here in BC -- over 4M people, many with strong connections to Asia, but under 2500 cases and under 200 deaths, almost all in retirement home outbreaks. The weather we are having -- the daily highs are at least 5C below seasonal norms over our long weekend -- is probably helping by keeping people away from places where they might get careless.

LC

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From: LoneClone7/5/2020 1:49:51 PM
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Crazy weather all across Western Canada!

- Lots of flooding in southern Manitoba due to unseasonable heavy rains, with a dam threatening to burst

- A tornado and softball-sized hail in Saskatchewan globalnews.ca

- And most of BC is under some kind of a fllod warning or alert, with many roads out.

But, finally the sun has come out in Vancouver and the temperature is not 5-10C under seasonal normals, so I am happy.

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5685)7/5/2020 11:44:28 PM
From: Drygulch Dan
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Speaking of dams threatening to burst, articles about the mighty Chinese Three Gorges Dam suggest it might be close to bursting also. Only 400 millions or so souls down stream that might be threatened by that.
thegatewaypundit.com

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (5686)7/6/2020 3:00:31 PM
From: LoneClone
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That a bit terrifying -- all the damage and displacement the construction of Three Gorges caused, and now rhis...

LC

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To: LoneClone who wrote (5687)7/7/2020 11:04:25 AM
From: Benny-Rubin
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More than 50 killed in severe flooding in Japan, with additional rainfall on the way

accuweather.com

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To: johnlw who wrote (5663)7/8/2020 10:09:26 AM
From: Benny-Rubin
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This is just astronomical and I never heard of it but here it is in black and white.
RARE STORM-DRIVEN TSUNAMI FORMS IN UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY
July 7, 2020

chesapeakebaymagazine.com

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (5686)7/9/2020 1:56:29 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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Deadly tornado tears through Minnesota

accuweather.com

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (5686)7/9/2020 7:54:45 PM
From: Benny-Rubin
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This is officially the coldest place on Earth

accuweather.com

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To: Benny-Rubin who wrote (5691)7/9/2020 9:08:32 PM
From: johnlw
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I thought it was central Alberta this year.

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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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