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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar , 2019 11:13 pm 
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How cold is it there?

It's not too bad here.

Did anyone else see this cool video of my favorite lake being all crazy and awesome?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hb9lL7WDKg

(Turn down your volume at first. The guy is pretty excited about capturing this on video. :D)

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar , 2019 12:18 am 
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Whoa, that footage was amazing! :Q The guy was annoying, though :P

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How cold is it there?

It's been jumping around between minus twenty and minus thirty.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Mon 11 Mar , 2019 7:17 pm 
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I love that video, Lali!


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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar , 2019 12:39 am 
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We had another huge snowstorm here - but with the warm temperatures it was actually the nice, fluffy kind of snow. It looks like Christmas!

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Sat 04 May , 2019 11:54 pm 
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So, has the flooding in Ottawa & area made the news elsewhere? This year the Ottawa River actually surged higher than it did in 2017 (anyone remember mypictures from that year?)

Many more homes were destroyed this year. A suburb of Montreal had to be evacuated in minutes when a dam upstream burst. A major bridge connecting Ottawa to Gatineau had to be closed because the water was so high (barely below the "road" part of the bridge, in fact).

This is from today:

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Anyone fancy a picnic?

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Willow is bewildered.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Sun 05 May , 2019 12:04 am 
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Oh my goodness! I haven't watched or read the news in awhile, so I don't know if it's making news here or not. Floods are so scary and destructive, though. :(

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Mon 06 May , 2019 3:24 pm 
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The good news is the waters are starting to recede...

In other news, we had an amazing weekend, weather-wise- Mid-20's! :banana: I could actually go out without my jacket!

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Mon 06 May , 2019 5:31 pm 
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We've had some of that again this year too. Not as bad as you and not as bad as last year, but I think people are starting to accept spring river flooding as the new normal. Really, it seems like we see creeks and rivers escaping their banks for a day or so every time it rains now, even when the rain isn't that heavy, and even when things were pretty dry before. I'm not sure if there's been a loss of wetlands upstream or what.

Lake Michigan gets higher each year too. Our beaches are all much narrower than they used to be, and some have had to close completely.


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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Wed 15 May , 2019 10:25 pm 
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It's raining. The headlines here were all about how we will get a month's worth of rain in a day. Which would be impressive except they meant the month of May, when we rarely get more than a day of rain in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Fri 17 May , 2019 3:13 pm 
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So how was the month's worth of rain? Life-changing?

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Fri 17 May , 2019 4:11 pm 
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Damp. :D

We did get a day of healthy rain, which is rare in May and another day of intermittent drizzle. There's more on the way, but nothing like the deluge it would be if we had gotten a month of even March rain in a day.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Thu 23 May , 2019 1:58 pm 
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Maria, are you and yours okay? I heard there were tornadoes in MO.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Tue 28 May , 2019 3:36 am 
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In case it makes the news, the tornadoes just missed me. It was very close, though! More later. I need to sleep. Surgery in the early a.m.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Tue 28 May , 2019 10:11 am 
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What surgery?

(and thank you for checking in!)

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Tue 28 May , 2019 10:32 am 
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Gallbladder. I do not like being a patient at all. Just saying!

There was another tornado right after I posted that I was okay. Obviously, I'm still okay. So far, everyone I know is okay too.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Wed 29 May , 2019 2:45 am 
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We ended up having 8 tornadoes in this area, 3 of which were quite close to here and were F3s! There's been one reported fatality and, of course, many injuries but mostly minor. Sheesh! I'll try to post some footage tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Wed 29 May , 2019 4:28 am 
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I saw some of the reports. Scary stuff. I hope everyone has a safe and peaceful night.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Thu 30 May , 2019 3:21 am 
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Here's one of our local meteorologists losing his shit over people whining about him interrupting The Bachelorette show. I think he was spot on. We had a very dangerous situation the other night, at least 9 tornadoes going on all about the same time.

https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/jamie-si ... helorette/

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jun , 2019 12:12 am 
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He was right to be so angry.

Meanwhile, we had funnel clouds of our own in East Ottawa today. I didn't see them, though.

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 Post subject: Re: How's the weather?
PostPosted: Tue 11 Jun , 2019 3:47 pm 
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Lali, was there an earthquake near Cleveland? :Q

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