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06-25-2013, 05:22 PM
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Pic is from whitemud and 178, via former NHLer Brian Sutherby


Allison Currie ‏@AlleyDalley 4m
Mother Nature, F off "@GlobalEdmonton: Emergency crews respond to flooding in River Valley neighbourhood http://*******/1abFVNT #yeg #yegwx"
Funny, the first thought I had after noting severe rain for 8hours in a row is avoid Whitemud at any cost. This freeway and its sloped underpasses are notorious for this which any Edmontonian realizes and knows after one year driving here.

Hint: Avoid routes with down sloped underpasses.

Take another route!

Do people even give this any thought as they hit the freeway from side roads that are practically flooded?


There should be a darwins law for tow trucks in this city.


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06-25-2013, 05:34 PM
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Lot's of flooding around the city, make sure you pay attention when you're driving today... there are going to be a lot of routes getting detoured.

Heres 127 street and 126 ave :


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06-25-2013, 05:42 PM
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Drive safe everyone. Approach puddles cautiously - don't want to discover it's 3 feet deep at 60 kph.

Today I'm glad I don't drive.

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06-25-2013, 05:47 PM
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Drivers.

Please stop watering pedestrians found anywhere within 100 feet of roadways with puddles(all of them) as pedestrians try to navigate somewhere in this rain.

The amount of absolute driver ignorance I've witnessed today is shocking. Theres some people on walks literally being drowned and knocked over with that 15ft wave of water you just put in motion.

Slow down, think about risks of hydroplaning at least. Also, consider, with a clue, that stopping times are different when theres a foot of water on the road.

ps yellowhead at many locations is of course screwed up as well. Also Groatroad is groatriver at the moment.


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06-25-2013, 07:04 PM
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Drivers.

Please stop watering pedestrians found anywhere within 100 feet of roadways with puddles(all of them) as pedestrians try to navigate somewhere in this rain.

The amount of absolute driver ignorance I've witnessed today is shocking. Theres some people on walks literally being drowned and knocked over with that 15ft wave of water you just put in motion.

Slow down, think about risks of hydroplaning at least. Also, consider, with a clue, that stopping times are different when theres a foot of water on the road.

ps yellowhead at many locations is of course screwed up as well. Also Groatroad is groatriver at the moment.
If you pay attention on a day-to-day basis this kind of inattention should not be a surprise. Unfortunately there are numerous drivers in this city that are mostly oblivious to the world around them when they are driving. Every time I see a car with its bumper mangled I think of all the stupid stuff I see every time I take a 10 minute drive and it all makes sense.
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That said on days like today drivers need to take extra care of not just pedestrians but all the driving conditions.

I hope soccer fields will be open tomorrow.

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06-27-2013, 02:44 AM
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is this storm as bad as it looks from milwoods?

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06-28-2013, 05:23 AM
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On a happier note... one of our rare glimpses of summer finally appears to be here for the next week and a half. Just in time for Canada Day.

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06-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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Drivers.

Please stop watering pedestrians found anywhere within 100 feet of roadways with puddles(all of them) as pedestrians try to navigate somewhere in this rain.

The amount of absolute driver ignorance I've witnessed today is shocking. Theres some people on walks literally being drowned and knocked over with that 15ft wave of water you just put in motion..
Edmonton is the worst city I've ever been to for being a pedestrian. Drivers are completely oblivious to them, or if they are aware it's to race someone through an intersection before they can start going through a crosswalk. Drivers turning right in Edmonton routinely never look right and pull in front of people with a walk signal.

If it's not that it's sidewalks that just end for no reason. North end is notoriously bad for this. Walk 20 minutes and then you're just faced with a ditch on the other side of the road. South end has no crosswalks, so a person is forced to walk a kilometer out of their way just to cross a road.

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06-28-2013, 12:08 PM
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Si. Do Blackberrys report differently?
The Government of Canada weather website says 36 celcius for wednesday. That's still smoking hot though!

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06-28-2013, 12:37 PM
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Yeah, looks more like satire upon reading it again.

I think the caption "Grace under pressure" with the picture on top lead to the original doubt in my mind.

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The Government of Canada weather website says 36 celcius for wednesday. That's still smoking hot though!
Weather network calling for a Humidex of 38 on Wed.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/14-...berta/edmonton

I am not looking forward to 100F but it'll be a nice change after the seemingly endless grey and rain.

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06-28-2013, 01:48 PM
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Yeah... doubt you'll find many people complaining.

The alternative has been pretty miserable.

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06-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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I almost feel guilty... here in Northern AB it's been warm and basically dry except for a few days of rain over a week ago.

Next Thursday, July 4th its apparently supposed to be 38 and will feel like 43 so I guess no complaints. Mosquitoes will carry you away though if you don't put the bug juice on so I guess there's that to complain about... but I'll take that over what everyone else seems to be getting.

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06-28-2013, 02:46 PM
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Edmonton is the worst city I've ever been to for being a pedestrian. Drivers are completely oblivious to them, or if they are aware it's to race someone through an intersection before they can start going through a crosswalk. Drivers turning right in Edmonton routinely never look right and pull in front of people with a walk signal.

If it's not that it's sidewalks that just end for no reason. North end is notoriously bad for this. Walk 20 minutes and then you're just faced with a ditch on the other side of the road. South end has no crosswalks, so a person is forced to walk a kilometer out of their way just to cross a road.
haha yup, it's so weird. There are multiple spots around my Dad's house in the North East that have sidewalks for about half a block then all of a sudden it's a ditch. They've been like that for the better part of 20 years, just awful.

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06-28-2013, 03:49 PM
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Edmonton has been great with their help and support during this time. I hate Edmonton teams as much as you guys hate Calgary teams, but some things go above and beyond sports rivalries. So even though it may mean nothing to some if you, I believe I speak for most Calgarians when I say thank you, Edmonton.

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06-28-2013, 06:19 PM
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This thread was all over the place. Mostly cleaned up, but let's try to keep this on topic, please.

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06-28-2013, 06:35 PM
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The forecast is for 38? Would that be an all time high temperature for Edmonton?

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06-28-2013, 06:38 PM
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The forecast is for 38? Would that be an all time high temperature for Edmonton?
38 is for the Humidex,and not the actual temp.

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06-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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The all-time record--I believe--for the City of Edmonton is 37C,and the long-term forecast shows, that the highest potential temp will be between 31-33C.

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My mistake.


The highest temperature recorded within the City of Edmonton was 38.3 °C (100.9 °F), on August 5, 1998

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06-29-2013, 02:25 AM
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Not sure if Northern Lights are weather news but they were unreal tonight NE of the city.

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Not sure if Northern Lights are weather news but they were unreal tonight NE of the city.
They were great south of the city too.

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One of the true beauties of living in or visiting the north. I remember the first time that I saw them I was in awe.

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Drayton Valley - Devon - Rimbey - Pigeon Lake
10:34 AM MDT Saturday 29 June 2013
Severe thunderstorm watch for
Drayton Valley - Devon - Rimbey - Pigeon Lake issued

This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon with large hail and damaging winds.

Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.

If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484. Please note, this phone number is only for reporting severe weather.

Thunderstorms are forecast to develop along the foothills this afternoon then move east. Some of these thunderstorms may produce severe weather. This watch area may be expanded later today as storms develop

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Edmonton is the worst city I've ever been to for being a pedestrian. Drivers are completely oblivious to them, or if they are aware it's to race someone through an intersection before they can start going through a crosswalk. Drivers turning right in Edmonton routinely never look right and pull in front of people with a walk signal.

If it's not that it's sidewalks that just end for no reason. North end is notoriously bad for this. Walk 20 minutes and then you're just faced with a ditch on the other side of the road. South end has no crosswalks, so a person is forced to walk a kilometer out of their way just to cross a road.
Ever been to Phoenix? Some shockingly bad drivers there as well.

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