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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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When we bought our house the walk up out of the basement was left open on the back, just the poured cement foundation and an exterior drain. When we would get serious rain in winter months I would sit nervously watching the drain not take the water away fast enough. After several years of watching and worrying about water I called a cement guy to come and cut my cement for a door casing. I framed the exterior walkout to the house as a add on, I can't think of any addition I have done that was such a good idea. No more water, or worry, I even got a wood room now for easy access of the rec room. Every thing is dry. I also use it as an area to clean rifles as its separate from the house and has a large sliding window for exhausting fumes. Water with no place to drain, or draining backwards sure can cause a headache and damages.
I often worry about water intrusion in my basement as i installed big O pipe rather than perforated solid pipe around my footings when i built.My perimeter drain empties about 200' away from my house down into the woods and im always taking a peek during storms like today,never much water leaving the pipe but basement is always dry.
+16 imagine that in february!!!! omg its like christmas all over again🤩
No snow in valley but colder than a witches titt.Woodcock are starting to show up just seen one on the lawn first time ive seen them before march
Bad accident down this way, highway will be closed for several hours, Kingston to Alysford, never good when shut down for hours.
That is a bad stretch of highway hopefully they get it divided sooner than later
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
We got 8-10inches light fluffy stuff. The hounds went out this morning and rolled around in it acting crazy. Came back to the door with a snow crown. I might have to fire up the snow blower for the first time in 2 years lol
Right?Its like dogs use the snow as a power bath😅
Had to dig my snowblower out today first time in awhile wouldnt u know it didnt startlol
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.
I find it also,times sure have changed now it seems any amount of precipitation is advertised as a weather event or statement and repeated over and over on the radio stations.I mean its good in some ways people like details on weather systems but your so right it sends people into panic mode.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT has been issued:A large mass of unkown amounts of rain snow freezing rain and wind is forecast for mid week.Get your gas and groceries people this could be the big one.
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Guess my sarcasm went unnoticed 🤣Get those vague weather warnings out there good and early to set the appropriate level of panic.BM u are correct and i wont be going anywhere near town today tomorrow or the next day
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I heard you. Ran to the cabin and got my second generator just in case, filled every gas can I had, bought 100 candles, toilet paper, flashlight batteries, brought in extra wood, filled the tractor with diesel, put all the outside stuff away, cleaned storm drains, etc. 😀
Thats the spirit😃
Little bit of snow left today is pretty much gone the sun put a beating on it.Having a beer after lunch today on deck in shorts and sweatshirt man u cant beat that Mar 13😀working on my tan
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT in affect people.A total of 10cm has been observed and will now change to rain.Thank you we have achieved the approriate level of panic
A lot of rain coming today and turning back to snow overnight.... according to the weather network. 🤣🤣
Calling for 25mm here now.I dont think we got 3" of snow and its already gone.Any snow we get now wont be here long with no frost in the ground only couple weeks till trout season yipppeee😃
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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
You are a good man👍
Snow and slush was gone last night when i got back, this morning its all back lol
Aint that somethin?Same at home it rain all day yesterday and woke up to 3" this morning.Enough to make a mess i wont even bother moving it be gone by this afternoon.Our winters are pretty much toast i think u see a lot of skis and snowmobiles for sale this year🤣
Thats just absolutely gross. We had rain. A bit of snow and ice pellets before the change over. No snow and no ice. Ready for fishing season to start View attachment 100353
Beautiful spot bud.Thats what i like to see no ice in the lakes rite now.Trolling flies next weekend
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43 Cm of snow we got down here , meanwhile it's +10 degrees and bare ground down the south shore , talk about getting the short ended stick from this weather system just went by 🙄
Ugghhhh thats nasty😬I dont imagine u want to hear about the dozens of robins singing on my lawn while they pulling worms from half frozen ground never really understood that lol
I walk around the yard dont see a worm,robins show up and they pulling them out like its a worm farm.Real nice to hear the songs of spring tho hopefully u guys get it soon
Im liking what im seeing here songbirds warm temps and lawn:)More often i find myself saying what a great winter we had,but this winter really was exceptional compared to previous(which have also been great)Likely could have gotten away without even plowing the yard.
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I dont think we got 25cm of snow all winter.Robins here tonite chowing down on worms,singing away while putting nests together,some cold Olands on the patio in my flipflops and comphy pajamas mmmmmmmmmm can see the grass greening up already black flies be out very soon.
Have not seen even one robin Normally by now I am feeding them chopped up apples
I believe they bypass cape breton now and just head directly to mainland the place of lean winters and limited trees to build a family.
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