Sad but true picture!!! - Page 4 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
gabeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2012 Escape 15 A
Posts: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnB View Post
Here on the west coast a chinook is a type of salmon.
In the interior and on the prairies it is a nice warm break from the sub zero temperatures. Temp often rise from say -15C to about +10C in a matter of hours. Then you get to deal with all the muddy slush on the streets and sidewalks.
I have been there.
Muddy…….. hey our streets are paved ( slushy )…. Calgary is pretty much foothills . Have never felt too much warming from a Chinook in Wpg .
__________________

__________________
All things in life are easier to swallow with a good cup of tea .....
gabeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Chinook winds are warm winds in southwestern Alberta caused by moist weather patterns from the Pacific coast cooling as they climb up the mountains, and then rapidly warming as they drop down the eastern slopes of the Rockies. They are also associated with high winds, and temperatures that can get well above freezing. They usually cause a big mess on roads by softening and melting the accumulated snow.

On Jan. 11, 1983, the temperature in Calgary rose 30°C (from –17°C to 13°C) in 4 hours, That is a 54°F swing for you south of the 49th.

For me, if we could moderate these swings, and stay at about -5 to -10°C all winter, with very little wind, I would be totally loving it.

But, after a good cold spell like we are having, chinooks can be quite welcomed.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
emers382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Emerson, Manitoba
Trailer: 2007 Escape 5.0, 2015 F150 2.7EB
Posts: 685
So cpaharley guess you are hoping for a chinook so that Dave can get through Alberta with your 21 if that's the way he's travelling. Hope it arrives OK for your initial outing in 10 or 11 days! We may come and see it on our way from NC to ON in January if you haven't hidden it away till spring.

Adrian
emers382 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #34
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,675
No hiding, we plan on using it one weekend every month, winter spring,summer,fall.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cochrane, Alberta
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17B
Posts: 174
The Chinook winds of Southern Alberta and the Santa Ana winds of California are caused by the same weather phenomena. The uplift on the other side of the rocks causes the air mass to lose it's moisture and then as the now dry airmass comes across the rocks it becomes a down slope flow which both increases in temperature and decreases in humidity at the same time. When a chinook blows in southern Alberta, temperatures soar and the snow melts and evaporates. But when the wind stops blowing, the temperature plunges....
Buddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Jrn56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
No hiding, we plan on using it one weekend every month, winter spring,summer,fall.
Jim, what kind of winters do you have there. It is going to be 10 below here in MN this weekend.
__________________
John and Brenda
Cottage Grove, MN
Jrn56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #37
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,675
We sometimes get below 20 degrees in the central valley, but other parts of the state get colder similar to your weather. Went to W. Va mountains last year on Superbowl weekend camping in the Escape 19, it was 5 degrees out, 70 inside. Hope to replicate that again this year.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:46 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
KarenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15A
Posts: 1,923
Send a message via Skype™ to KarenH
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Chinook winds are warm winds in southwestern Alberta...
Growing up in the PNW, we called the warm south (winter) wind a Chinook, too; the cold winds from the north we called Northeasters. Now I often hear them called the Pineapple Express and the Alberta Express, respectively.
__________________
Karen Hulford
2013 Escape 15A, "Egbert"
Ford 150 XLT 5.8L
Bellingham, Washington
KarenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #39
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,830
The Pineapple Express is a weather system that comes from the area off the Hawaiian islands and is not only warm, but brings lots and lots of rain. If we get hit by a Pineapple Express in the dead of winter, it often means flooding too.
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenH View Post
Growing up in the PNW, we called the warm south (winter) wind a Chinook, too; the cold winds from the north we called Northeasters. Now I often hear them called the Pineapple Express and the Alberta Express, respectively.
There is this tiny hamlet in SE Alberta, and when the winds blow from that direction in the winter, and are usually brutally cold, they get unofficially called a Manyberries Chinook.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.