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Well another Down pour and high wind Event is on our way , and with no frost in many places there will be some flooding in the usual places and not so usual places . Many are still not fixed up from Fiona as we all can still see tarps on roofs , homes still need repairs , it's been tough winter for those people .

My biggest damages are fallen trees this yr , makes good for fire wood but same time it's still time consuming with luck not as costly as has been for some .

Our winters have gone from snow in mid to late Oct. to most times now Dec.or January , no freeze overs stay in place , Spring like temps coming right after a good snow fall and gone in days , maybe a week . Northern communities like always still get the snow more than lower part of the Cape . Their big issue is wash outs now , more intense rains and aging ( just about everywhere now ) infrastructure not holding up these 100 yr storms that come in now yearly .

100-130 km winds for the Cape depending on location , heavy rains up to 50 mm are more normal now than yrs prior , when snow storms do occur here it's mixed precip and heavy to remove , slushy at times just down right miserable to remove .

Yes it's part of climate change but our planet has never stopped with climate change , it's bedn happening for eons of time , political figures try to say man is the issue , yes and no We are helping the planet speed it up but the Earth itself is quite capable of looking after itself . Just look at scientific evidence of last Ice Age the planet changed the climate with out any evidence of man whats so ever or interference from us and still it survived and rejvenated it self once again on it's own .

Coastal erosion has taken place again since the planet emerged , shaping the land scape as it wished , continents have been coastal eroded as they have been formed and land masses pushed while doing so .

This is only the tip of why we in our area are experiencing now different weather patterns , the change of the Jet stream as well causes a big part for us , we are lucky now , yrs back massive snow storms 2-3 a week of 20-40 cm was normal , huge snow dumps everywhere still melting till May or June in some places , And yes I can remember a June snowfall .

On other side we are not so lucky with this newer style winter , cause the storms have gotten more intense , more violent and more damages . Same token people need to be more prepared and stop taking for granted everything and start looking after themselves better . Some simply sit back and don't do anything , and it does not take money every time to simply get up and trim a tree , or fasten things down or simply take apart other things and put in a safer place , simple things don't take money but it does take effort and there lies a bigger problem they hope someone else will pick up after them and bail them out for simple lack of a little effort and time getting things done .

Not calling anyone out on here , we can all help if possible but then again the help must be appreciated and accepted by those needing it .

Anyways stay safe and hunker down it's gonna get nasty out there.
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Nope no airfield. Nothing but trees and the odd cottage or house. They’re always in the same spot, bobbing up and down, sometimes they move dramatically and you can see their lights shining different ways. If I just seen the odd one I would think must be someone down the road, but they are consistent, every night, same spot, there are 3 that show up every night unless it’s dense fog or cloud I can’t see them, which tells me they’re fairly high up. It’s just so weird
You should contact DOT as suggested. From your description sounds like something is going on.
Look in the bright side guys....At least you're not doing it all with a shovel! Now that would be a work out to say the least!
What a gorgeous day cold -11 but that sun you can feel the heat in it even standing out on the patio in my flip flops i can feel the heat on my toes😃
Awesome winter we have had
Yes. Damm nice day! I worked outside in the sun for a few minutes and didn't freeze my fingers. 😊
We had between 8 and 10 inches in the Bridgewater area. 5 more coming tomorrow.
Same here in HRM. About 10 inches I'd say.
Is it just me or does anyone else finds the news pumps the crap out of some of these regular winter storms the news must have shares in the grocery stores.
Oh yeah!! Do they ever! Christ you would think the storm of the century was coming and its a whole 15 cm! I grew up in Moncton. One winter there was like 20 here.
I love the weather networks method of forecasting. Put a big storm warning on then in the actual local forecast it says 2-4cm and ~1mm showers. What kind of storm is that? Make up your mind. Then other forecasts still say 20cm coming. Lol

The only guarantee is we are getting something at sometime.
This is the first time I remember them giving accumulation totals for over a couple of days. I think that's the only way they can make this storm seem anywhere near the hype.
Having said that, it is supposed to be very high winds through the eastern part of the province and CB.
Sorry Tony. All in fun. I just couldn't resist!
No problem! Next they'll be issuing special weather statements warning that over the next week it will be dark every night!
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We got about 5inches of snow, this morning its heavy slush. Dumb young fella doing fishtails out the road this morning and found a ditch blocking the road, i had to get him out before i could get out
I love that - "found a ditch blocking the road". Hilarious!
Not that I want more snow any more than anyone else but....snow is actually very good for maintaining the water table in general as well as healthy water levels in rivers and lakes. Slow melting snow cover also helps keep forests damp longer into the summer thus reducing forest fire risk.
We may have a bad forest fire season this year partly due to lack of snow this winter.
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Well woke up to another winter storm once again here in Ground hog Day Cape Breton with a bad Early April Fools joke on us here , Then the forecast for first day of Fishing season is High Winds and Heavy rains . At this rate water levels will take several weeks to recede to do some type of fishing ,

Good 20 cm of snow down where I am at and letting up lunch time or so , just oh boy what I wanted to do today go play with the snow blower again .
I feel for you guys! I'm ready for spring. I can hardly imagine what you poor buggers are feeling!
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3 ft of snow in the back yard says it all
Wow. Not a lick here in Bedford. Got about half a centimeter but raining here snd all gone now.
Has anyone other than me, been paying attention to the storm systems that are coming through nowadays ??? I have been. Maybe it's the "tin foil hat, conspiracy theorist" in me... but the shape of these storms seems a bit off to me. Weather altering is a real thing. Im still on the fence about chem trails. Our forests are full of phosphates. It is the only way to explain why there are so many woods / forest fires in the last few years. We had snow and then a full day of rain ... and the next day the sun came out and nothing but woods fires. Something is falling from our skys. Could be just pollution and not necessarily "chem trails". The last big snow we had ... a buddy of mine took a glass bowl of snow in the house and let it melt. What was left was a bowl of water with flecks of metallic particles in it, that stuck to a magnet. I can't explain it, but "cloud seeding" is a real thing. Maybe this weather altering is responsible for these weird looking storms. The pictures below are of 4 different storms. Just something to ponder. Not looking for any flack from the peanut gallery. View attachment 100487 View attachment 100488 View attachment 100489 View attachment 100490
I think what he saw was crap filtered out of the atmosphere by the falling precipitation/snow. Remember as a kid being told not to eat snow because even when it it looks clean it isn't!
There is a lot of particulate pollution in the atmosphere. We here on the east coast get fallout from all points west of us and even some from China as I understand it. So not surprising really.
Weird shaped storm systems. Next they'll be in the shape of an upper case G. 😊
Wind Chill is about -8 to -10 , damm chilly today , despite the sunny / cloudy day it is . Good day tho for fixing up some fishing rods 😁
I wonder how the maple syrup season is going? I would expect quite well on the mainland. We have been having a fair number of cold nights and warm days over the last while. I know warm sunny days with freezing nights is best though and I don't know if we've had enough sunny days.
I’m not getting into anything religious with you. You won’t like what I have to say.
There a few good things religion has done through history. A few. But, an awful lot of murder, prejudice, persecution, stealing, pedophilia etcetera has been perpetrated by the various religions. And still is to this day.
We got some freezing rain and ice pellets here in Bedford but not enough to cause big problems.
My apologies if I'm the culprit. I posted about the strange shape of the storms as of late, and it just veered off in the usual direction. How did CB fare out with the storm ?? Bridgewater had very little freezing rain ... if any. I know they had some just north of B'water. Been raining since I got up at 5.
I should know better than to get into that topic too.
For myself it isn't a problem when a post goes off topic. Its a bit like an in person conversation in that way. But I get it. Will try to stick to the scrip.😊
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