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12-01-2012, 04:00 AM
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It was fine an hour ago. I took Henday from Yellowhead to the south leg and it was ok.
I went through it during that short blizzard a couple hours ago. Not as bad as I thought it would be.! Couldn't see **** all though.

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12-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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Weather prediction fail: Yes, this is a blizzard out there.

Our illustrious weather forecasters today had "a few flurries and 1-2cm of snow as the forecast today. Supposed to be a nice day.

This was updated at 12:30pm as presumably some weather forecaster looked outside and happened to notice theres a fullscale blizzard happening with zero visibility. The blizzard actually started before noon. Took them 30mins to even notice apparently. Snow accumulation so thick right now it was a challenge to see where the road is vs snowbank. Windshield heater on, every wiper on continuously. My recommendation is leave for home right now. Rush hour has definitely started. Word to the wise, if buddy in front of you is driving right off the road don't follow. I saw somebody do this.


http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ale...nings_citypage


In case anybody is keeping score they totally pooched yesterdays forecast as well as there was extreme wind all over the region and drifting snow like crazy. They had 30km winds pegged. It was more like 70 around Leduc. In the worst instance a towtruck was seen getting a towtruck out of the ditch on QE. An absolute mess all over the region and they didn't forecast it. QE was a parking lot for hours.

Hey, we're a winter city. give up some half ass reliable forecasts.

Really they've been dead wrong all week.


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12-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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My thumbs go up to the personalities, because they are about as accurate as the meterologists and didn't wast their time studying something that people can judge by looking out their window.
Again, look out your window. Don't watch forecasts. Unless you are less than 7 years old you should know by now that the weather people are hardly accurate.

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12-05-2012, 03:38 PM
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Again, look out your window. Don't watch forecasts. Unless you are less than 7 years old you should know by now that the weather people are hardly accurate.
Unfortunately I can't look out my window for what's supposed to happen tonight.

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12-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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Unfortunately I can't look out my window for what's supposed to happen tonight.
Then look at the radar and make predictions for yourself.

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12-05-2012, 03:50 PM
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Then look at the radar and make predictions for yourself.
Why don't we leave the predictions to the people that were trained to make them.

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12-05-2012, 03:54 PM
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Then look at the radar and make predictions for yourself.
Because I didn't go to school and don't get paid to do that.

edit: But it is funny that you say that because my boss did that and said it's going to lighten up and pass over by late afternoon. I called his bluff but it already looks alot lighter out there lol.

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12-05-2012, 03:58 PM
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Why don't we leave the predictions to the people that were trained to make them.
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Because I didn't go to school and don't get paid to do that.

edit: But it is funny that you say that because my boss did that and said it's going to lighten up and pass over by late afternoon. I called his bluff but it already looks alot lighter out there lol.
Have you guys seen what the people that went to School for this actually do? It's a freaking disgrace that they can call themselves professionals.

That's like a payroll clerk paying 30% of the employees one pay period and then 85% the next time, only to pat themselves on the back and say in the last month more than 100% of people have gotten paid.

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12-05-2012, 03:58 PM
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lol! Clearly the way to go is to look at and interpret the radar on your own, rather than just reading what the professionals say.

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12-05-2012, 04:03 PM
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lol! Clearly the way to go is to look at and interpret the radar on your own, rather than just reading what the professionals say.
Actually the way to go is suck it up you live in Alberta. Keep extra clothes in your vehicle and a pair of boots. Dress in layers.

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12-05-2012, 04:09 PM
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If I wanted to dress in layers I'd live in Alberta! Oh wait..

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12-05-2012, 04:14 PM
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This time last year we were experiencing near snow-less weather and it was 4 degrees.

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12-05-2012, 04:47 PM
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This time last year we were experiencing near snow-less weather and it was 4 degrees.
Apparently you haven't heard that the end of the world is quickly approaching.

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12-05-2012, 05:56 PM
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Why don't we leave the predictions to the people that were trained to make them.
Because they stink at it! I thought that was the whole point!

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12-06-2012, 10:56 AM
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Well they've done it again. No mention of of snow at all in the forcast until maybe tonight but it's coming down over here on the east side of Edmonton.

Christ the radar doesn't even show anything.

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12-06-2012, 11:41 AM
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Well they've done it again. No mention of of snow at all in the forcast until maybe tonight but it's coming down over here on the east side of Edmonton.

Christ the radar doesn't even show anything.
Bunch of small pockets.

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12-06-2012, 11:51 AM
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Bunch of small pockets.
Alright so that should equate to what a 30% chance of light snow in the morning?

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12-06-2012, 12:08 PM
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Alright so that should equate to what a 30% chance of light snow in the morning?
Depending where you were you might've gotten nothing.

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12-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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Replacement tm forecast: A chance of snow and wind in some regions. Conditions will resemble winter.

Please drink hot cocoa and bundle up.

Or alternately drink something stiffer, light a fire, and don't bundle up.


I hate to be "that guy" but its not even officially winter yet..

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12-06-2012, 12:31 PM
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Again, look out your window. Don't watch forecasts. Unless you are less than 7 years old you should know by now that the weather people are hardly accurate.

My dad used to tell me when I was a kid.."you keep lying like that son, and you'll grow up to be either a politician or a weatherman."

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12-06-2012, 12:52 PM
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Nothing so far in the NW....

Yesterday was brutal.

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12-06-2012, 02:02 PM
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For individuals whose job is predict the weather, basically quantifying a complex phenomenon subject to chaos theory, I think weather forecasters do a pretty good job.

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12-06-2012, 02:23 PM
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Depending where you were you might've gotten nothing.
Which again would be covered by saying 30% chance no?

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12-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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For individuals whose job is predict the weather, basically quantifying a complex phenomenon subject to chaos theory, I think weather forecasters do a pretty good job.
So reporting a snowstorm advisory on weather websites at 12:30 yesterday a full 40mins after the intense snowstorm had started is doing a pretty good job reporting a complex phenomenon?

Look in the sky, its big fluffy white stuff happening thick, all over, and can't see a block. Yeah, its a snowstorm.

A reasonable expectation of their whole reason for being is reporting that weather BEFORE and not AFTER the storm onset.

Any of us get better "weather predicting" looking out the window.

The weather advisories in this prairie province are a complete and utter joke and they are due to cutbacks, staffing, and facility. In a province that committed to do more after the 1987 tragedy and several tragedies since.

AS weather systems get more intense over the globe, and of course on the prairies we require much better prognostications and advisories then we are getting.

An advisory ISN'T a warning after we setdown in Kansas...


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12-06-2012, 03:12 PM
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Have you guys seen what the people that went to School for this actually do? It's a freaking disgrace that they can call themselves professionals.

That's like a payroll clerk paying 30% of the employees one pay period and then 85% the next time, only to pat themselves on the back and say in the last month more than 100% of people have gotten paid.
OMG! people can't predict the future with 100% certainty! Off with their heads!

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