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Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 23 November 2016 8:09am
 
Blue sky all over, a little very thin high cloud, sunshine very soon, freezing.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 26 November 2016 5:46am
 
Our back bedroom window overlooks some houses to the Forth estuary about one and a half miles away. To the left, south east, there is a wood whose tree tops rise just above the horizon line. At 5.30 this morning I went into the room to look out of the window as I enjoy the view most days. It was beautiful and eerie today.
It was dark but there was a very thin low fog in the air. The old crescent moon was up above the south eastern horizon and above that to the right Jupiter was showing a bright point of light. Due to the thin fog there were no other stars visible.
There were a couple of white street lights, one to the south and one to the south east. The one to the south east was illuminating the frosted white road and paths between the houses in that direction.
That, with the moon and Jupiter in the sky above, created a beautiful eerie picture which I thought about photographing but instead I decided to record the image here.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Lounge Trekker on 10 February 2017 1:28am
 
We are having a real Canadian winter this year. On Sunday, I helped my wonderful neighbours shovel snow. I dug wheel tracks up my 30 metre driveway, and helped dig a shovel-width pedestrian walk in front of our three houses to the corner.

It has been snowing all night and all day, only turning to rain at about 4 pm Pacific time. There is 55-60 cm on the ground and 1.5 metre piles on either side of my driveway. I chained up to get to the literacy centre Tuesday morning, which made it easy to get to the hockey rink Wednesday morning. The main roads were cleared in the afternoon after hockey so I drove snowy side streets to reduce the wear on my chains. With hockey tomorrow I left the chains on my truck.

It is forecast to warm up, but I'll believe it when I see it...the chains stay on my truck until the morning. Did I call Island winters murky and rainy? Sheesh, it will be nice to not have to shovel to go anywhere. Bring on the rain!
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by suzulu on 12 February 2017 11:27pm
 
Definitely a real winter there, Pete. We had a few flurries of snow and sleet yesterday but not a lot.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 12 February 2017 11:53pm
 
Gee LT, you're so lucky. Every time it snows a bit here I say to my wife, 'That's great - we'll be able to build a snowman tomorrow.' But it hasn't snowed for long enough since 2010 for a snowman to be built. I suppose there's not much thought of building a snowman when the snow is 2 feet deep and you can't get out of the house.
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From the rest of your post it looks like you have enough snow to build a Tyranosaurus Rex.
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You could even save energy by switching your fridge off and storing your perishable food in an igloo outside?!
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 18 February 2017 7:04am
 
Brightening up with a grey sky. Not too cold.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Lounge Trekker on 20 February 2017 3:38am
 
Official measurement says we got 100 cm in 7 days. I crippled myself by digging out all week so I could make it to hockey. 4 games in 8 days and having to shovel a few hours every day has left me quite sore.

The snow has all but melted and the crocuses will be up soon. The daily high is below 10 C and the low above 0 C. When the sun starts beaming down on the ski hill, that is where I will be.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 27 February 2017 9:34am
 
We have a lovely bright sunny day but there was ice on the car windscreens earlier.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 20 April 2017 8:22pm
 
It's very nice although the sun has gone down and I've had to water the garden a few times in the past weeks.
 
Re: What's the weather like where you are now? by Ken Dunn on 17 October 2017 3:38am
 
The remnants of hurricane Ophelia are blowing over now. We have constant strong wind with no rain. I don't hear any bins being blown about. They either were blown over while I was sleeping or the neighbours have secured them. The strong wind is to continue for hours yet.
 
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