Storify: Blast of spring snow blankets Calgary


B00Mer
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Storify: Blast of spring snow blankets Calgary



Residents in Calgary and southwestern Alberta woke up on Saturday to a winter wonderland after approximately 20 centimetres of snow blanketed the city in a period of about 24 hours.

The unexpected snowfall prompted groans across the city as Calgarians traded in their spring gear for snow boots.

Some, however, chose to greet the dump of snow with a sense of humour.

source: Storify: Blast of spring snow blankets Calgary | CTV News

That'll get your nipple hard.
 
Sal
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And I'm whining because we are only at 9 with 25k winds.

*sigh*
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

And I'm whining because we are only at 9 with 25k winds.

*sigh*

Global warming.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Global warming.

this is the coldest winter and spring I ever remember and weather doesn't affect me one bit...but it's starting to
 
petros
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I'm very familiar with the cold. It's not that bad. You can dress for the cold but not the heat. I'm happiest at 10C. Just right for doing almost anything.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I'm very familiar with the cold. It's not that bad. You can dress for the cold but not the heat. I'm happiest at 10C. Just right for doing almost anything.

I like 20 I could live happily in that.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

I like 20 I could live happily in that.

Too many bugs. I already got a couple of ticks when goose hunting earlier this week. Ticks flies and skeeters piss me off.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Too many bugs.

I'll deal, for that temp, I'll deal no problem
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Storify: Blast of spring snow blankets Calgary



Residents in Calgary and southwestern Alberta woke up on Saturday to a winter wonderland after approximately 20 centimetres of snow blanketed the city in a period of about 24 hours.

The unexpected snowfall prompted groans across the city as Calgarians traded in their spring gear for snow boots.

Some, however, chose to greet the dump of snow with a sense of humour.

source: Storify: Blast of spring snow blankets Calgary | CTV News

That'll get your nipple hard.


That's Calgary for you and by mid afternoon they could be sweltering in 30C heat.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I'm very familiar with the cold. It's not that bad. You can dress for the cold but not the heat. I'm happiest at 10C. Just right for doing almost anything.


You undress for the heat, Petros!

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Global warming.


Don't think they'll be 'selling' that line of bullsh*t much longer, Petros! -

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

this is the coldest winter and spring I ever remember and weather doesn't affect me one bit...but it's starting to


Yeah, it's kind of dragged on out here in the West too, Sal, but I guess one thing we have to be thankful for here is we don't suffer from the humidity too often. Hang in there, improvement is on the way!
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yeah, it's kind of dragged on out here in the West too, Sal, but I guess one thing we have to be thankful for here is we don't suffer from the humidity too often. Hang in there, improvement is on the way!

I don't mind if we even get just a day of sun and warmth here or there but with 25k winds it's miserable
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

That's Calgary for you and by mid afternoon they could be sweltering in 30C heat.



Have never in the 13 years I have lived here had that big a temp swing.


Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post


Don't think they'll be 'selling' that line of bullsh*t much longer, Petros! -


Riiiiight, because global warming is ONLY about temperature rises.
 
MHz
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Wait for the May long weekend dump if you want to see a lot of snow.
 
damngrumpy
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In Kelowna we have green grass and rain the apple blossoms are coming out and the
Cherries and soft fruit has already had bloom and the season has begun
Raining today but its nice compared to the snow crowd glad I'm not there
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Have never in the 13 years I have lived here had that big a temp swing.





Riiiiight, because global warming is ONLY about temperature rises.


Maybe not right in Calgary, Ger, but within short driving distance, so you can climb down off your high f**kin' horse -



Chinook Arch Alberta
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Maybe not right in Calgary, Ger, but within short driving distance, so you can climb down off your high f**kin' horse -



Chinook Arch Alberta


Both examples you have given don't show a temp rise to 30c. The highest was 22c. This I have seen since living here. You weren't talking about temp difference and neither was I. So get off your high horse and maybe learn to be more articulate and exact when you post.
 
B00Mer
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LOL yup spring time in Canada... I'm here in 85F and Air Conditioning full blast.. sunny, blue skys.
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Both examples you have given don't show a temp rise to 30c. The highest was 22c. This I have seen since living here. You weren't talking about temp difference and neither was I. So get off your high horse and maybe learn to be more articulate and exact when you post.

Last spring here in Edson we went from -4 at 5am when I went to work to +27 by late afternoon.
 
Spade
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Love snow! Seven months of winter is five months short.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Both examples you have given don't show a temp rise to 30c. The highest was 22c. This I have seen since living here. You weren't talking about temp difference and neither was I. So get off your high horse and maybe learn to be more articulate and exact when you post.


Those were just two examples, Nick has just provided a better one, so call me a liar over 8C. - Also it's quite possible there are bigger extremes where there are no thermometers. On a day like today you should be out repairing furnaces. -

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Love snow! Seven months of winter is five months short.


Good, I have about 5 months right here I can give you!
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Those were just two examples, Nick has just provided a better one, so call me a liar over 8C. - Also it's quite possible there are bigger extremes where there are no thermometers. On a day like today you should be out repairing furnaces. -


again, do try to be more articulate and clear in your posting. By "extremes" do you mean "differences"? As in temperature differences like nick posted? If you did, then yes, there are places with larger temperature differences during the day. Even that though, should be clarified and quantified. When talking about temp differences throughout the day are you talking about overall difference between early morning and late afternoon? Largest increase in a 1 hour period? A shorter period? Come on jlm, why be so vague?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

again, do try to be more articulate and clear in your posting. By "extremes" do you mean "differences"? As in temperature differences like nick posted? If you did, then yes, there are places with larger temperature differences during the day. Even that though, should be clarified and quantified. When talking about temp differences throughout the day are you talking about overall difference between early morning and late afternoon? Largest increase in a 1 hour period? A shorter period? Come on jlm, why be so vague?


Gerry, I wasn't trying to be particularly articulate or scientific. Over the years, I've spent many days in Calgary- I've seen frigid temperatures mere hours before the snow drips off the roof and I've seen myself getting a sun tan in intense heat mere hours before having to put on a winter coat. The point I was making is it often fluctuates very quickly. I was just doing some "banter" not running a f**king almanac.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Gerry, I wasn't trying to be particularly articulate or scientific. Over the years, I've spent many days in Calgary- I've seen frigid temperatures mere hours before the snow drips off the roof and I've seen myself getting a sun tan in intense heat mere hours before having to put on a winter coat. The point I was making is it often fluctuates very quickly. I was just doing some "banter" not running a f**king almanac.


You're the one that said +30. If you had said the above the first time, then it would be different.
 
PoliticalNick
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Makes my heart all warm and fuzzy to feel the love between you guys!
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

You're the one that said +30. If you had said the above the first time, then it would be different.


You're right, 30F would probably have been closer.

Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

Makes my heart all warm and fuzzy to feel the love between you guys!


Gerry is just like a brother to me, we just occasionally don't see eye to eye. -
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

You're right, 30F would probably have been closer.


30F is below freezing.

it's warmer than that right now with it still snowing off and on.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

30F is below freezing.

it's warmer than that right now with it still snowing off and on.


Temperature differential.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Temperature differential.

see, again, you didn't say that.
 
MHz
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I've been to Calgary, I gotta know, did she sit in that chair all-night with a drink in her hand and what did she do to get warm. Please tell me that isn't what middle-schools teachers look like these days.
 

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