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12-06-2012, 02:38 PM
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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...
A quick check of Global Edmonton's weather video archive on the evening of Dec 4th provided me with a prediction that there was a 60% chance of snow forecast for noon on Dec 5th. So the historically least accurate form of weather prediction (the local news station) was properly calibrated. If one wanted an exact prediction of 15 cm of snow starting at exactly 11:50 AM then that is beyond the current computational power (i.e., quantifying a chaotic system).

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12-28-2012, 07:15 PM
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The weather warmed up today! It looks we're back to seasonal average and warmer for the next two weeks.

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12-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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This has been..........?

This has been the worst stretch of cold weather and snow we had in December in a long, long time..........what happened to Global warning?

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12-28-2012, 10:15 PM
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Who cares. And we got off easy last year. The year before last the winter was also horrendous. It varies year to year. We're due for our few warm weeks of January weather, it seems like if there's been one fairly consistent trend it has been that.

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12-28-2012, 10:26 PM
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Every so often I think about moving back to Alberta to look for a new job, but then come to this thread and remember why I left in the first place. Hate snow and hate wind chill factor and explaining to people why we need to plug in our cars for 4 months of the year

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01-10-2013, 03:45 PM
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Plug in your cars tonight gonna be -26 tommorow morning feeling like -35!!!!!

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01-10-2013, 03:46 PM
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Out of the blue??

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01-10-2013, 04:13 PM
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This has been the worst stretch of cold weather and snow we had in December in a long, long time..........what happened to Global warning?
These have to be the most short sighted and annoying comments you'll ever hear or read.

Well okay there are worse but I hate these. They are on par with the guy who on the last day of the month says see you next month or on December 31st says alright see ya next year.

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01-10-2013, 04:16 PM
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Plug in your cars tonight gonna be -26 tommorow morning feeling like -35!!!!!
Where's this coming from?

Environment Canada(not that I put a lot of stock into their forecast) is saying salling temps today/tonight with a low of -20 and then warming up tomorrow to -11.

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01-10-2013, 04:36 PM
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This has been the worst stretch of cold weather and snow we had in December in a long, long time..........what happened to Global warning?
Gobal warming is more likely to increase the incidents of extreme weather, not neccessarilly grant us warmer winters.

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01-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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Plug in your cars tonight gonna be -26 tommorow morning feeling like -35!!!!!
Pfffft.

That's BBQ weather.

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01-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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Where's this coming from?

Environment Canada(not that I put a lot of stock into their forecast) is saying salling temps today/tonight with a low of -20 and then warming up tomorrow to -11.
warming up to -11? Must be global warming. I thought you didn't believe in global warming? #weathertroll

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03-21-2013, 01:30 PM
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I know it's 2013, but Holy **** this is stupid amount of Snow for the 2nd day of Spring.

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03-21-2013, 01:35 PM
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The weather radar has this storm just swirling in place above the region... looking like it has no intention of moving along. It's like Jupiter's big red dot.

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03-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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its gota run out of snow some time right..... doesnt it???

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03-21-2013, 01:52 PM
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Am I wrong in suggesting that the official day to the start of Spring should be moved back?Maybe something like April 1st?

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03-21-2013, 01:56 PM
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Am I wrong in suggesting that the official day to the start of Spring should be moved back?Maybe something like April 1st?
No, because it is Spring already in most places. We get Winter early and Spring late.

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03-21-2013, 01:58 PM
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According to Global news,Edmonton could receive 20-30 cm of snow from this storm.


16 cm of snow has already been reported.

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03-21-2013, 01:59 PM
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that was 11cm at 7:30 this morning...
add another 10-15cm all day and looking at 25+ cm today...I'm looking forward to going home and shoveling heavy wet snow!
this was over 5 months ago

deja vu all over again!

at least spring is coming...right??

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03-21-2013, 02:01 PM
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That's the kicker about this BS storm... it's not cold outside and it's wet snow. Mega heart attack level snow.

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03-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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We will be shovelling 600lbs of snow when we get home.

I HATE wet snow.

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03-21-2013, 02:19 PM
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So what your all saying is I shouldn't complain that it only 4C. in Kelowna right now.

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03-21-2013, 02:29 PM
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Walked home for lunch...the snow isn't wet. It's pretty fluffy and shouldnt be terrible to shovel

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03-21-2013, 02:33 PM
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For those traveling, the Roads are in HORRENDOUS shape
http://511.alberta.ca/ab/en.html

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Down south, we have wet slush everywhere. East of Calgary roads are trash. It was raining at 6:30am and by 7:30 a.m it was snowing dinner plates.

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