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Old 07-30-2015, 08:10 PM   #11
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I guess it's 94 here ouch 97 tomorrow
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:38 PM   #12
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103 degrees right now in Portland. National Weather Service is out at the Portland Airport... right by the mighty Columbia River. Based on that.. I'm sure it's several degrees warmer in the interior.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:41 PM   #13
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I'll have to figure out where the term "shoulder season" comes from and exactly what it means. I'm guessing it means the season when camping is still good or at least ok and when most kids are in school (although with weird school schedules that may change). I guess I can google it but I get tired of using Google.
Shoulder Season is weather related, not school related.

Right after the worst of the winter has passed and the warm up of the summer hasn't started. True the other way, Summer heat is drawing down and winter has't started. Maybe a couple of days down close to freezing though. Some think of shoulder season as being Early Spring/Late Fall.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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Shoulder season for me is when people who aren't tall enough to reach my shoulder are back in school. And, I'm not exactly tall.
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Where I live there is about 8 months of 'shoulder season'.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:10 AM   #16
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Near Miss Manitoba Tornado?

Adrian, sounds like you had a near miss incident with the rare event of a tornado in Manitoba. Wonder how Escape would fare in the path of a tornado. Hope we never experience. Glad you are ok.

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That's what I said at 5am Tuesday morning during a ferocious thunderstorm while camped at Spruce Woods Prov. Park in MB. Between the thunder, rain, and good sized branch coming down on the trailer it was not pleasant. Here is what it looked like outside the door in the morning.

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:11 PM   #17
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Adrian, sounds like you had a near miss incident with the rare event of a tornado in Manitoba. Wonder how Escape would fare in the path of a tornado. Hope we never experience. Glad you are ok.
Jim you may have heard there was a tornado about an hour and a half southwest of us that night. We did survive a tornado near Kenora ON in 1987. A six year old boy was killed in a tent on which a tree came down that night only about 20 km from us.

I note on your profile you are a locomotive engineer. Which rwy? My first career was with the CPR.

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:15 PM   #18
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Adrian, good to see you had your awning stowed. Falling rain. Falling leaves, both good, falling wood, not so much.
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Dave we were only there two nights, never even deployed the awning as it was threatening the first afternoon and we got a storm that night too, When we looked at the forecast a few days before when we booked the site, it called for hot and sunny and no chance of rain. Of course that forecast changed.

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