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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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That is yet another reason why I love being surrounded by woods!
As long as the trees are not too close

There is a couple that could reach but just the very tip top branches.
I've tried talking the misses into selling this place and move out to the cottage more times than I can think , being empty nesters now , its the hour plus drive to and from thats a killer , in stormy weather she would curse it , plus extra gas, repairs but no damm mortgage any more , on our own power source , but no internet out there , pros to living there and no damm neighbors ! Weather wise is a challenge out there due to snow removal on main road , sometimes it's 3-4 days b4 plows come thru from Either DOT depot . By then roads are a mess .
I know what you mean. Gotta make it comfortable for the wives! My place is at the end of a paved road with lots of nice houses on it but when you get to the end you are on my driveway. I can see the next door neighbour's roof in the winter when the leaves are off from my 2nd floor but that is it. If it was just me I would live in a one room cabin on my woodlot and go completely feral! Might come out now and then for salt and coffee!
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I can see you coming out like a ground hog , long beard , suspenders and a old hat with checked shirt and Wood cutter pants .

Just yanking yer chain all is good , I be the same way , hate the city . When out the country it's almost a fight to go back
OMG, I am looking around for a drone. You have accurately described me in winter minus the Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots complete with a tin of snuff!:ROFLMAO:
I don't doubt there are. Seems like a lot of people have them!
Could not agree more.
Trees here are whipping around but none to close to the house and it seems like the rain has eased up a little.

Those trees do give a bit of a break from the wind!
Flickered out here once around 12:30. Not for long, just enough to mess up the stove and microwave clocks. Blue skies and sunny here now!
Why did you think that was you, Joe? Could be me getting sucked into the internet with all this bad weather!
I agree with your quote, it definitely applied during Covid!
Definitely would be annoying, for sure! Old Claude Dallas would have had a hard time running from the law if they had those back in the 80s!
Glad we haven't seen any of that! I don't like the soggy ground but at least I don't have to shovel the rain!
Supposed to go to the city to pick up the young fella from Dal tomorrow. Told the wife to tell him to sit tight for a couple days. Not worth the risk!
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Hopefully. Of course I need to be on the way to Halifax early Wednesday morning. Hope it changes course for the good.
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.

Oh no! They have moved on to the Covid method of weather reporting! I will be on the lookout for 800 cm of snow spread out over the next 3 years.....;)
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Sorry Tony. All in fun. I just couldn't resist!
Came up to the city for the old man's second round of chemo a day early just to be safe. Glad I did as it was snowing heavily around supper time. Appears to have turned to rain for now. We met up with my son at Dal. His mom had ordered him some more new clothes and he had picked up a couple bottles of hard to find Irish whiskeys that were not available at our NSLC (both sides of the trade were with his parents money, of course) so a swap was made!
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Be careful, he's like Beetlejuice or Candyman. If you say his name 3 times.....
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That is disheartening to see, Walter. It's been a good winter here but I am glad we didn't get any of that. There is 5 cm or so on the way Saturday night, last I looked.
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I don't believe you will ever see him in NSH jail. He will be back when he's ready I'm sure.
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