Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017

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Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:02 am

My personal weather station near Quebec City, QC:

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Re: Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017

Postby Glacier » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:25 pm

    1. British Columbia’s longest and most destructive wildfire season

Really?? That's complete bunk! 2016 was NOT the longest on record. It started two months later than 2016, and wound down in early September as most seasons do.

Also, my brother was working these fires, and says that the fire bosses are making like $90/hour for 14 hours/day, so they have no incentive to keep costs down. That's why he thinks they were screwing up so bad. For example, starting up the Kleena Kleene fire again with a backburn after it was already contained.

They were at least right about it being the most destructive (in terms of forest burned).

    2. Dry and hot in the West

Yup, no argument there.

    3. Spring flooding in Quebec and Ontario
Yup, the claim that the Great Lakes are drying up is a big fat myth.

    4. British Columbia’s cold and snowy winter
Yup, it was cold. Dry and cold. Then wet come Spring. How could they not mention that it was BY FAR the wettest Spring on record in the BC interior (in places like Kelowna)? How could they not remember the state of emergencies, and the record lake levels?

    5. Another Windsor flood: two storms of the century in a year

Cool, a flash flood in a small area makes the top 5. Way to skip over the massive, record flooding we had in BC you Ontario-centric twaks!

    6. Central Canada’s missing summer

Yeah, more Ontario!

    7. A new storm of the century
Quebec seems to have these every year or two.

    8. Summer in September

Indian summer for the east!

    9. Newfoundland’s Brier blast

Gotta add Newfoundland into the list to be all inclusive!

    10. New Brunswick’s glaze storm

Pretty impressive ice storm, but not as impressive as the one Abbotsford and Chilliwack had! You guys on the coast got robbed from the top 10!

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Re: Canada’s top 10 weather stories 2017

Postby Monty67 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 pm

^i guess we could be included in the fire season. Ridiculous amounts of smoke, day after day of no sun and ash falling from the sky at times. I’d be surprised if we saw something like that again.
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