Weather

peapod
#1
Hey important and ocean...I hears you gots nuttin but rain rain rain...over there on the mainland...ehm...the sun is shining here in lotusland...me thinks I will wear cut offs over to yea old starbuck
 
no1important
#2
Well it has stopped for the moment but rain in forcast for next 4 days anyways. Well pick up up a starbucks too while you are there, thanks.
 
Hank C Cheyenne
#3
you folks get snow out in Victoria?
 
manda
#4
can you get me a latte pea?
 
Ocean Breeze
#5
raining here now.........looks like the monsoons may have started. Could sure use a latte.....

gosh, even the doggies are not interested in going out for their daily constitutional. ( which suits me just fine..
 
Ocean Breeze
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Hey important and ocean...I hears you gots nuttin but rain rain rain...over there on the mainland...ehm...the sun is shining here in lotusland...me thinks I will wear cut offs over to yea old starbuck


is it nice and warm too?? That was what yesterday was like here.
 
no1important
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Hank C Cheyenne

you folks get snow out in Victoria?

very very rarely.
 
peapod
#8
We got snow once pepper, tons of fun. Yes I must toddle and hey de hoe hoe all my fans. :P I am tellin ya its hard being me
See what happens when you brag the sky has gone all dark now...its gonna rain...hey I love da rain..I almost forgot
 
Ocean Breeze
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by no1important

Quote: Originally Posted by Hank C Cheyenne

you folks get snow out in Victoria?

very very rarely.

and when it does..........it is like a holiday. No one can get around.........so we all stay home and build snowmen.

but (sigh) it only lasts for such a short time. (so we take photos of the snowmen......for proof of the snow here.)

(it's a west coast "cultural " thing
 
manda
#10
I saw some sun!!!!! for a brief shining moment.....and then it was gone
 
Ocean Breeze
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by manda

I saw some sun!!!!! for a brief shining moment.....and then it was gone


OMIG.......WHERE???
 
unclepercy
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by no1important

Well it has stopped for the moment but rain in forcast for next 4 days anyways. Well pick up up a starbucks too while you are there, thanks.

How about sharing that with us? We are 10 inches below normal and our house foundations are cracking. Blow it southeast!
Thanks.

Uncle
 
Reverend Blair
#13
It was sunny and cool here today. Perfect for getting work done outside. Unfortunately I had to stay in a dark room and type...not being a lottery winner and all.

You can keep foundation cracking due to dry weather to a minimum by watering your foundation, then placing straw bales around your house to minimise evaporation, Uncle.
 
unclepercy
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

It was sunny and cool here today. Perfect for getting work done outside. Unfortunately I had to stay in a dark room and type...not being a lottery winner and all.

You can keep foundation cracking due to dry weather to a minimum by watering your foundation, then placing straw bales around your house to minimise evaporation, Uncle.

Well, we do water around the foundation, but using straw bales is out of the question. We have shrubs all the way around our house. It still doesn't prevent the ground from shifting downward or apart. There are cracks in our ground you could put your leg in.

Sure you be simpler if you could share some of your unwanted rain with us.

Uncle
 
Twila
#15
Pea, do you remember the winter of '96?

That was no 'little" snow!

We have sun here in Surrey! Yippee.. course the sun is followed by overcasting and drizzle, booho, but that's followed by sun! yeah! it's windy here so the wind blows away some clouds and blows in others...

BC weather guide: Don't like the weather? Wait 20 minutes, it'll change.

I hear Tofino got mothball size hail yesterday. I remember sometimes in Saanichton it would hale so bad it looked like it snowed.
 
manda
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze

Quote: Originally Posted by manda

I saw some sun!!!!! for a brief shining moment.....and then it was gone


OMIG.......WHERE???

It peeked out of the clouds...and then hid again..bugger's playing peek-a-boo, it's supposed to be dry and 12 on Sunday though
 
Reverend Blair
#17
Quote:

Well, we do water around the foundation, but using straw bales is out of the question. We have shrubs all the way around our house. It still doesn't prevent the ground from shifting downward or apart. There are cracks in our ground you could put your leg in.

Sure you be simpler if you could share some of your unwanted rain with us.

Keeping the ground moisture as constant as possible will reduce ground shifting. Shrubs ("Bring me shrubbery!") don't really do much to reduce evaporation...their roots suck up the moisture and excrete it as oxygen. If whole bales are impractical due to plantings, then breack the bales up or use a mulch. Grass clippings are free. Bark costs money, but looks pretty. The important thing is that you keep the ground covered.
 
no1important
#18
Well I just walked to the doctors and then the liquor store and it feels like a typhoon is blowing through. Windy windy windy and now rain.

Yeah I remember that winter of 96, I drovr down from Fort St. John to Kamloops for Christmas and was not bad then on Boxing Day I drove to my moms in Surrey and the snow and wind reminded of up north. White outs and all. That was the worst winter I remember in the lower mainland. It even went -10 to -15 which was unusual for down here.
 
peapod
#19
ditto over here in lotusland...its raining...lovely stuff....I hear the winds might pickup big time tonight! great stuff eh? especially along the seawall....ho ho and a bottle of rum...don't forget the crab trap
 
unclepercy
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Quote:

Well, we do water around the foundation, but using straw bales is out of the question. We have shrubs all the way around our house. It still doesn't prevent the ground from shifting downward or apart. There are cracks in our ground you could put your leg in.

Sure you be simpler if you could share some of your unwanted rain with us.

Keeping the ground moisture as constant as possible will reduce ground shifting. Shrubs ("Bring me shrubbery!") don't really do much to reduce evaporation...their roots suck up the moisture and excrete it as oxygen. If whole bales are impractical due to plantings, then breack the bales up or use a mulch. Grass clippings are free. Bark costs money, but looks pretty. The important thing is that you keep the ground covered.

The bushes provide important anchoring in the ground to avoid erosion - we live on a hill. Plus they are so tall, they provide shade against the blistering sun. Not to mention - they bloom and are pretty. Everyone has extensive landscaping in our neighborhood.

Other places are flooding with 20 inches of rain, and we are dry as a chip. Also we have an acre/so it's tough to cover and water that much.

Uncle
 
Reverend Blair
#21
Don't worry about the whole acre, Uncle. Just worry about the one foot perimeter around your foundation. Shifting houses are no fun at all.

By all means keep the shrubs. Notice how I never told you to cut them down but did note that they give off oxygen? They act as a carbon sink and, as you said, prevent erosion. They don't do much to prevent evaporation though.
 
Ocean Breeze
#22
"BC weather guide: Don't like the weather? Wait 20 minutes, it'll change."





Have not heard that one in some time...Thx.
 
peapod
#23
island weather is better :P more shrouded in mystery an enigma, all wrapped up in a riddle

 
Hard-Luck Henry
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze

"BC weather guide: Don't like the weather? Wait 20 minutes, it'll change."





Have not heard that one in some time...Thx.


Sounds familiar. I once got a weather report from the local mountain rescue H.Q. (in Snowdonia, N. Wales) that read: "Generally clear. Some strong winds with occasional rain, sleet and snow."

Err, thanks. I'll just pack the kitchen sink then, innit?
 
Twila
#25
Quote:

Yeah I remember that winter of 96, I drovr down from Fort St. John to Kamloops for Christmas and was not bad then on Boxing Day I drove to my moms in Surrey and the snow and wind reminded of up north. White outs and all.Shocked That was the worst winter I remember in the lower mainland. It even went -10 to -15 which was unusual for down here.

Should have seen Langford! We had snow 5' high! Which is absolutely amazing when you consider it was Vancouver Island that got that kind of snow.
 
Reverend Blair
#26
Quote:

I once got a weather report from the local mountain rescue H.Q. (in Snowdonia, N. Wales) that read: "Generally clear. Some strong winds with occasional rain, sleet and snow."

Sounds like every harvest I've ever ever participated in.
 
unclepercy
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Don't worry about the whole acre, Uncle. Just worry about the one foot perimeter around your foundation. Shifting houses are no fun at all.

By all means keep the shrubs. Notice how I never told you to cut them down but did note that they give off oxygen? They act as a carbon sink and, as you said, prevent erosion. They don't do much to prevent evaporation though.

We will cut them WAY back if winter ever comes. You're not supposed to cut them drastically back until after the sap has gone done.

We are still in shorts and barefooted. I remember that after Labor Day the weather would cool off. Not any more! We have run our A/C till the end of Oct., and now we are going off Daylight Savings.
I can really tell a huge difference due to global warming.

What kind of grass do you grow in Canada? We have Bermuda for the heat, and then St. Augustine for shaded areas.

Uncle
 
Reverend Blair
#28
Quote:

What kind of grass do you grow in Canada?

Sensimillia.

I've never actually paid much attention to kinds of grass. I spent a lot of my life driving a tractor around trying to kill grass because it kept escaping from the pasture and invading the summer fallow. It pisses me off now that I'm supposed to look after it instead.
 
mrmom2
#29
i remember the snow of 96 well and hoping for more of the same this year .We haven't had snow like that since big troubles for rain forest country
 
no1important
#30
My gawd it is only 9 degrees out this morning, if I wanted cold I would live in a freezer.
 

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