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Winter Storms

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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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Temps dipping tonight, be prepared for icey roads and some flurries.
Bad freezing rain forecast/warning for Friday for some parts of the province, whatever wasn't hit with the cold snap temps might get damaged by the freezing rain.
Cold weather and nights for the next week, should thicken up some ice for those who haven't been able to get out this year for some hard water fishing.
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Looks to be mostly snow. Going to be heavy and wet.

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It was nice today. If you could get in the Sun and out of the Wind, it it was good. CTV weather forecast is 5 to 15 cm for most of the mainland and 20 to 30 cm for Cape Breton. We are supposed to change over the rain. Be a mess for sure
made it out to the country side yesterday, lots of snow and ice still in the wooded areas if we get another dumping going to be a while before everything melts
Latest warning has the cape getting the most snow, hopefully Joe's snowblower is ready to go.
Well a late snow storm for first few days of Spring , ffs . Was up the country yesterday some wood roads still had 16 inches of snow on them , now a good dumpingof heavy wet snow in CBRM will add another 8-12 inches depending where your at . First fishing season next week and this crap to boot . Be a good 2 1/2 -3 hours of cleaning up today . I never service the snow blower untill I see no snow for at least a month. View attachment 100352
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If Joe isn't dead, hasn't been around in a while he is probably out clearing snow.
I see parts of CB are under another snowfall warning. When will it end ???
Joe and his snowblower getting a work out.
Have no idea just know what she sent me for a pic sun was out and nice and yep they were on their way to ikea also Can guess she was coming from the hampton in dartmouth since that is where she usually stays Last night said it rained cats and dogs after for most of the day after
Spending all your money.

When does planting season start in the Cape for you Joe? Later this year because of the late storms?
Yep but just got home and for once didnot spend a lot Said no deals and everything in the big city more expensive than here
First load was due tomorrow but they allowed me to extend a week thank god but that is it and they will all be here by the 23rd :(
I have three feet of snow around the greenhouses , doors frozen solid and don't have a clue how I am going to keep 150 foot water hoses from freezing not to mention your hands are like blocks of ice It happened just one year in the past but it wasn't this bad and the problem is the next two weeks are sure not going to be any warm days which to me is 8 degrees
Not looking forward to it
No deals anywhere now. Everything is expensive.

Hopefully the weather changes soon for you. Cheers.
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Apparently a major ice storm on the way for Wednesday night into Thursday. I was going to clean the twigs and branches off my lawn today, but will wait until this crap passes. Not sure if it’s hitting CB or not.
Yeah CB is getting more snow from early reports.
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