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Old 05-14-2017, 06:51 AM   #1
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Weird weather this year

Seems like the weather, unlike what is happening elsewhere, is pretty weird this year. We have had 70 degree winters and snow in April. Now, when it is 42 degree outside, the heat is on right now, they are predicting 90 degrees weather in 3 day?? This in Pennsylvania and I know it is happening all over the country. I do not relish traveling in these temperature extremes as we all know they can cause bad storms. Safe travels everyone.
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Seems like the weather, unlike what is happening elsewhere, is pretty weird this year. We have had 70 degree winters and snow in April. Now, when it is 42 degree outside, the heat is on right now, they are predicting 90 degrees weather in 3 day?? This in Pennsylvania and I know it is happening all over the country. I do not relish traveling in these temperature extremes as we all know they can cause bad storms. Safe travels everyone.
Hi: cpaharley2008... WELCOME to "Global Warming". Contrary to some... it is real, and a consequence of it is more severe weather events. Colder colds, hotter hots, stronger lightning strikes and more tornadoes and hurricanes!!! We shouldn't have upset "Mother" nature's balance. Alf
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thank you for your comment on global warming. You are exactly right and anyone who cannot agree with this has a brain no larger than that of a garter snake. I listened to Dr Paul Erlich at Iowa State the morning of the first earth day 47 years ago his message then was to get environmentally responsible on a local basis to affect changes globally. A precious few took it to heart. Wish we were having brunch at Betty's and later lounging in the shade in a comfortable chair, telling lies.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:19 AM   #4
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Portland, Oregon yesterday afternoon. That's hail! We don't typically get hail... just a light scattering a couple of times a year. Yesterday was weird. Thunder boomers that shook my entire house and scared the bajeezes out of me. Glad I don't have any tall trees around the house and all the technology is protected.
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We've been getting weird weather patterns too, but for a long as I can remember though. The earth is warming, we are going to need to adapt to it.

I love driving in stormy weather, enjoying the comfort of being snug in my cozy vehicle.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #6
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Two weeks ago we had 4" of snow and 25 deg F . Last week we woke up to temps in the low 30's . Today they are predicting highs in the 80's ( Too HOT for my liking) Next week heavy rains and hail with temps in the 30's and 40's. . Winter is becoming our best season , cause spring and fall has almost disappeared.
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Thank you for your comment on global warming. You are exactly right and anyone who cannot agree with this has a brain no larger than that of a garter snake. I listened to Dr Paul Erlich at Iowa State the morning of the first earth day 47 years ago his message then was to get environmentally responsible on a local basis to affect changes globally. A precious few took it to heart. Wish we were having brunch at Betty's and later lounging in the shade in a comfortable chair, telling lies.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... For now we only have two seasons in Ontario. Winter and Construction!!! Not to much of the former and too much of the later. Alf
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While I believe the climate is changing, hurricane and tornado frequency is actually down. Surely man has had an impact on climate, but not in severe storms (unless experts want to claim the decrease)
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While I believe the climate is changing, hurricane and tornado frequency is actually down. Surely man has had an impact on climate, but not in severe storms (unless experts want to claim the decrease)
The local meteorological from the University of Minnesota says the number of storms has declined but the severity of the storms has notably increased. The period of ice cover on Northern lakes has also declined by 30 to 45 days per anum . Normal ice out in my area was approx the 15th to the 20th of April now ice out is occurring in March. Where some may see that as a good thing in reality it has a negative effect on the lakes. Lakes that seldom turned green in the summer are now to where you can't swim in the lake during parts of the summer and the fish are dieing .
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Weird weather indeed - sunburn last week and not much above freezing today. And Saskatoon apparently is under a tornado watch. Very weird for May!!
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Chilly with snow flurries in Banff. I have no idea if this is normal for this date or not. I assume it's a personal problem.
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Chilly with snow flurries in Banff. I have no idea if this is normal for this date or not. I assume it's a personal problem.
Good reason to stay inside and have another beer Mike!
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In Auburn Alabama I have always been able to grow greens such as collards and turnips during the winter but now I can also grow most types of lettuce all winter and the spring planting date for other garden plants has move up several weeks or more. We had a frost that damaged a lot of things this spring and naysayers were pointing out that there was no global warming. The problem was that the plants had bloomed 4 weeks early.

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Old 05-14-2017, 08:51 PM   #14
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We thought we would miss the snow by coming in May. However we just heard snow predicted for Cascades. Can someone help us decide the best way to get to Chilliwack? We are in Baker city Oregon. We had planned 84 to 82 up to 97 then hwy 2 to avoid Seattle. Any opinions? What roads should we avoid?
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I went fishing on an ice-free Colorado River at 6000' in mid-February. That's about 6 weeks earlier than I have ever seen the river melted. And the fishing was good to boot.

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We thought we would miss the snow by coming in May. However we just heard snow predicted for Cascades. Can someone help us decide the best way to get to Chilliwack? We are in Baker city Oregon. We had planned 84 to 82 up to 97 then hwy 2 to avoid Seattle. Any opinions? What roads should we avoid?
Come up on the east side of the Cascades - through Richland/Pasco area and up through Omak - should be fine. The east side of the state is in the 70's later this week. Safe travels!
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We thought we would miss the snow by coming in May. However we just heard snow predicted for Cascades. Can someone help us decide the best way to get to Chilliwack? We are in Baker city Oregon. We had planned 84 to 82 up to 97 then hwy 2 to avoid Seattle. Any opinions? What roads should we avoid?
We went over Snoqualmie Pass yesterday and it was snowing! It was a couple of degrees Above freezing so the snow wasn't sticking. A couple of degrees colder and it would have been messy. Roads were fine. We came from Wenatchee and the roads there were fine, as was Blewett Pass as well.
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Come up on the east side of the Cascades - through Richland/Pasco area and up through Omak - should be fine. The east side of the state is in the 70's later this week. Safe travels!
We came up the east side two years ago and really enjoyed the area around the grand coulee dam and then up through Omak and on to Osoyoos. From Osoyoos we went to Chilliwack after the rally. It was hot at grand coulee about 90F. I saw some nesting western tanagers there, it had been about 45 years since I'd seen them. Yes, they looked old, especially for having kids.
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Chilly with snow flurries in Banff. I have no idea if this is normal for this date or not. I assume it's a personal problem.
Well isn't that just peachy. We'll be in Banff in 2 days.

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We came up the east side two years ago and really enjoyed the area around the grand coulee dam and then up through Omak and on to Osoyoos. From Osoyoos we went to Chilliwack after the rally. It was hot at grand coulee about 90F. I saw some nesting western tanagers there, it had been about 45 years since I'd seen them. Yes, they looked old, especially for having kids.
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