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#1 Bingo

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:04 AM

Forecaster: Two phenomena responsible for world's bizarre weather

The catastrophic weather events taking place across the globe – from Brazil’s and Australia’s flooding to the Eastern United States’ heavy snowfall – have two likely explanations.
Tony Barnston, lead forecaster at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said two phenomena – La Niña and the North Atlantic Oscillation – are likely responsible for the patterns we’re seeing.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

I'm still waiting for all the snow we were supposed to get this winter.

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#3 jklymak

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:36 PM

I'm still waiting for all the snow we were supposed to get this winter.


^ ?? I though Mt Washington and Whistler were having record years...

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:15 AM

I was at Mount Washington this weekend, bad skiing condition. Rain on both days. It was well above zero yesterday and felt like spring skiing

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:56 AM

It's way too warm here for the middle of winter.

Any Groupon deals on polar bear viewing expeditions in Churchill, Manitoba?

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#6 Holden West

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:06 AM

Yesterday's tornado in Missouri. This street used to look like any street in Victoria:

Before: http://maps.google.c...=12,179.91,,0,0

After: http://beta.images.t...1278298cl-8.jpg
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#7 sebberry

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:19 AM

What a mess :(

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#8 Holden West

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:48 AM

Another amazing before and after from Joplin. I can't imagine something like this happening here. Unbelievable.

http://www.buzzfeed....of-a-joplin-mis

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

Floating volcanic ash:


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:14 PM

This globally warm moment brought to you by snow in Christchurch, New Zealand

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#11 gumgum

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:11 PM

^Well it is winter down there.

#12 Bingo

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

This globally warm moment brought to you by snow in Christchurch, New Zealand


The sheep farmers have been putting the wool back on their animals.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:23 AM

2011: Year of billion-dollar disasters

By Jim Kavanagh, CNN

The United States has already seen nine weather disasters this year that have caused $1 billion or more in damage, tying the record set in 2008. The total for all the disasters is about $35 billion."The year 2011 has already established itself in the record books as a historic year for weather-related disasters, and it is not over -- in fact, hurricane season is just getting under way," NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn D. Sullivan told the Senate Appropriations Committee in late July.

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#14 Holden West

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:28 AM

That noise you heard this morning was not just rain--it was the sound of thousands of people in their bathrobes rushing out at 7 a.m to close the sunroofs on their cars.
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#15 Bernard

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:04 PM

That was 38 days without any rain.

With the UVic weather network, there is decent data for most neighbourhoods. In my neighbourhood, Tillicum-Gorge-Burnside. this summer (June 1 to August 31) has been the driest one since they started in 2005. I do not think the rain today is going to be enough to break the 27.5mm in 2006.

Normally the three summer months sees about 46mm, we only reach half that amount this year. My neighbourhood seems on the norm for the region.

So, how are the reservoir levels doing with less than 50% of the normal amount of rain this summer?

#16 Bingo

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:34 PM

So, how are the reservoir levels doing with less than 50% of the normal amount of rain this summer?


Sooke Lake is at about 83% capacity.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

Sooke Lake is at about 83% capacity.


:eek: Time for some watering restrictions!

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:26 PM

(CNN)You know it's going to be bad when 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 Celsius) will be the high temperature.

But that's what parts of Minnesota will experience this week. And plenty of others will be freezing as well.

"We're looking at 50 million people in 24 states that are going to see some of the coldest weather over the

next several days that we have seen in quite some time," CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis said.

If you want to know what 50 below zero (-45 degrees Celsius) feels like, just go to northern Wisconsin or Minnesota on Monday.

Wind chills will dip to negative 25 to 50 (-32 to -45 degrees Celsius) there and in parts of North Dakota.

"This arctic cold is potentially deadly and dangerous," Maginnis said. "And a second blast of cold air will reinforce the deep freeze on Tuesday."

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:38 PM

Another global warming moment?  I bet they're really feeling bad about staying warm in their cars right about now...


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#20 Mike K.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:34 PM

-52C was the coldest I experienced when living in Edmonton. Pfff.

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