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petros
+1
#2731
Sask. hasn't had a February cold stretch like this in 80 years

Temperatures have remained below 20 C for 9 days in Regina and 10 days in Saskatoon so far

If it feels the like coldest February you can remember, you're likely not wrong.

This month, Saskatchewan has been plagued with daily extreme cold warnings. Temperatures have dipped into the minus 40s, with wind chills so frigid that forgetting your tuque can mean frostbite in minutes.

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As of Wednesday, Regina had 9 days where the temperature had not warmed up past 20 C. Temperatures overnight have been brisk in the minus 30s or even minus 40s but there has not been much recovery in temperatures during the daytime.

Saskatoon has fared even worse, with 10 days with daily highs below 20 C. To put that in perspective, a normal year would have us seeing daily highs in the minus single digits and lows in the minus teens, so these conditions are 10 to 20 degrees below normal in many areas.

How normal is it for Sask. to have extremely cold temperature swings in winter?

This kind of cold stretch has not been seen in 80 years

Though we saw a stretch of cold conditions last February with temperatures stalling in the minus teens for weeks, this stretch of 20 C degree weather this late in the season has not been seen in Saskatchewan for quite some time.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the last time we saw a stretch of similar February temperatures in Regina was in 1939. During that year, starting on the Feb. 6, there were nine days in a row where daily highs did not make it into the minus teens.

In Saskatoon that year, temperatures plummeted into the minus 20s for 13 days, making it a comparable year to this one.

Before 1939, these February cold stretches were a little more frequent. In 1936 these sorts of frigid temperatures dominated the month, with 18 days in Regina and Saskatoon below minus 20.

Similar runs of cold were seen in February of 1914, 1909, 1887 and 1885 in Regina.


I want my -7C average back.
 
Curious Cdn
#2732
I want my -7C average back.

I take it that that's what your Science mark was.
 
petros
+1
#2733
Oh goodie. The King's English where a mark is a singular and an average is the median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.

You must have failed English and obviously mathematics and therefore science leaving the only option driving a forklift for a living.

Do you blame that on Android too?
Last edited by petros; 2 days ago at 09:14 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
#2734
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Oh goodie. The King's English where a mark is a singular and an average is the median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
You must have failed English and obviously mathematics and therefore science leaving the only option driving a forklift gor a living.
Do you blame that on Android too?

I blame it on the kooky English language and it's built-in little bits of irony.
 
petros
#2735
Did you miss that day and ended up stuck riding a forklift?
 
Curious Cdn
#2736
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Did you miss that day and ended up stuck riding a forklift?

You figure that 62 year olds drive fork lifts?

I actually had a (class A?) forklift tickets about 35 years ago for a year or so. That's just for electric lifts. I was working in a small company and the boss thought that EVERYONE, office, shop, sales should be able to drive one "just in case" but I'll tell you that I never did once, beyond my training and I would probably would have killed someone if I had tried to.
 
petros
+1
#2737
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You figure that 62 year olds drive fork lifts?
I actually had a (class A?) forklift tickets about 35 years ago for a year or so. That's just for electric lifts. I was working in a small company and the boss thought that EVERYONE, office, shop, sales should be able to drive one "just in case" but I'll tell you that I never did once, beyond my training and I would probably would have killed someone if I had tried to.

So you did end up running a forklift. Good guess huh?
 
Curious Cdn
#2738
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

So you did end up running a forklift. Good guess huh?

Umm. No.
 
petros
+1
#2739
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Umm. No.

Quote:

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cd
I actually had a (class A?) forklift tickets about 35 years ago for a year or so.

Getting a forklift tickets didn't make you a forklift operator?
 
bluebyrd35
#2740
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Sask. hasn't had a February cold stretch like this in 80 years

Temperatures have remained below 20 C for 9 days in Regina and 10 days in Saskatoon so far

If it feels the like coldest February you can remember, you're likely not wrong.

This month, Saskatchewan has been plagued with daily extreme cold warnings. Temperatures have dipped into the minus 40s, with wind chills so frigid that forgetting your tuque can mean frostbite in minutes.

ADVERTISEMENT - EAT AT JOE'S


As of Wednesday, Regina had 9 days where the temperature had not warmed up past 20 C. Temperatures overnight have been brisk in the minus 30s or even minus 40s but there has not been much recovery in temperatures during the daytime.

Saskatoon has fared even worse, with 10 days with daily highs below 20 C. To put that in perspective, a normal year would have us seeing daily highs in the minus single digits and lows in the minus teens, so these conditions are 10 to 20 degrees below normal in many areas.

How normal is it for Sask. to have extremely cold temperature swings in winter?

This kind of cold stretch has not been seen in 80 years

Though we saw a stretch of cold conditions last February with temperatures stalling in the minus teens for weeks, this stretch of 20 C degree weather this late in the season has not been seen in Saskatchewan for quite some time.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the last time we saw a stretch of similar February temperatures in Regina was in 1939. During that year, starting on the Feb. 6, there were nine days in a row where daily highs did not make it into the minus teens.

In Saskatoon that year, temperatures plummeted into the minus 20s for 13 days, making it a comparable year to this one.

Before 1939, these February cold stretches were a little more frequent. In 1936 these sorts of frigid temperatures dominated the month, with 18 days in Regina and Saskatoon below minus 20.

Similar runs of cold were seen in February of 1914, 1909, 1887 and 1885 in Regina.


I want my -7C average back.

Never mind Soon the rest of the pole ice will melt and the oceans will no longer get or remain colder during the winters and they will remain as hot as bathwater all year long.

Of course there will be no more cool weather anywhere, anytime. It will be an awfully wet world. All the extra water has to go somewhere. I do like moderate temperatures but at least I have enjoyed that quite a lot of my life. I wonder if the human species will mutate to accommodate the new norms.
 
JLM
+1
#2741
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

Never mind Soon the rest of the pole ice will melt and the oceans will no longer get or remain colder during the winters and they will remain as hot as bathwater all year long.

Of course there will be no more cool weather anywhere, anytime. It will be an awfully wet world. All the extra water has to go somewhere. I do like moderate temperatures but at least I have enjoyed that quite a lot of my life. I wonder if the human species will mutate to accommodate the new norms.


Let's start an 'avalanche' of panic and mayhem, shall we?
 
petros
+1
#2742
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

Never mind Soon the rest of the pole ice will melt and the oceans will no longer get or remain colder during the winters and they will remain as hot as bathwater all year long.
Of course there will be no more cool weather anywhere, anytime. It will be an awfully wet world. All the extra water has to go somewhere. I do like moderate temperatures but at least I have enjoyed that quite a lot of my life. I wonder if the human species will mutate to accommodate the new norms.

We'll grow more hair?

For January 2019

Arctic temperatures were only slightly above average, contrasting recent Januaries when very warm conditions prevailed. Daily 2 meter air temperatures for the Arctic averaged above 80 degrees North from the Danish Meteorological Institute were just a few degrees above the 1958 to 2002 average, whereas in 2018, temperatures ranged from 4 to 12 degrees Celsius (7 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. Looking at the 925 hPa level (approximately 2,500 feet above the surface; Figure 2b), temperatures of 1 to 2.5 degrees Celsius (2 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1981 to 2010 average were the rule over the Beaufort Sea and Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and over the Bering Sea. However, part of the Atlantic side of the Arctic had temperatures near or slightly below average for the month.


The amount of "heat" lost from Jan 18 to Jan 19 is staggering.
 
bluebyrd35
#2743
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Let's start an 'avalanche' of panic and mayhem, shall we?

Nah...just let it happen....that way the messengers aren't killed as being the harbingers of bad news.
 
bluebyrd35
#2744
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We'll grow more hair?

For January 2019

Arctic temperatures were only slightly above average, contrasting recent Januaries when very warm conditions prevailed. Daily 2 meter air temperatures for the Arctic averaged above 80 degrees North from the Danish Meteorological Institute were just a few degrees above the 1958 to 2002 average, whereas in 2018, temperatures ranged from 4 to 12 degrees Celsius (7 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. Looking at the 925 hPa level (approximately 2,500 feet above the surface; Figure 2b), temperatures of 1 to 2.5 degrees Celsius (2 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1981 to 2010 average were the rule over the Beaufort Sea and Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and over the Bering Sea. However, part of the Atlantic side of the Arctic had temperatures near or slightly below average for the month.


The amount of "heat" lost from Jan 18 to Jan 19 is staggering.

Every country in the world has experienced some form weather related disasters in very recent years.....personally I think humans do not have the capacity to adapt physically to such sudden change. We haven't even acknowledged there has been a change inspite of nearly everyone experiencing it in one form or another.
 
petros
+1
#2745
What sudden change?

Our climate is extremely stable.

Compare our past 8,000 yrs to the late Pleistocene and tell me humans can't adapt.
 
Curious Cdn
#2746
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Getting a forklift tickets didn't make you a forklift operator?

Not if I never, ever operated a forklift.

I was trained to fight fires in the Forces but I never had to fight a real fire and I do not consider myself to be a Fire Fighter.
 
JLM
#2747
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

Every country in the world has experienced some form weather related disasters in very recent years.....personally I think humans do not have the capacity to adapt physically to such sudden change. We haven't even acknowledged there has been a change inspite of nearly everyone experiencing it in one form or another.


Has anyone even considered it may just be Mother Nature's way of doing some badly needed evening up?
 
petros
#2748
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Not if I never, ever operated a forklift.
I was trained to fight fires in the Forces but I never had to fight a real fire and I do not consider myself to be a Fire Fighter.

Was it a ticket to operate a mini blimp that drops 2 for 1 DQ sundae coupons at hockey games or to operate a forklift?
 
Curious Cdn
#2749
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Was it a ticket to operate a mini blimp that drops 2 for 1 DQ sundae coupons at hockey games or to operate a forklift?

Crap! Where do you get one of those?!?
 
petros
#2750
Over there.
 
Curious Cdn
#2751
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Over there.

Are the voices telling you that?
 
petros
#2752
I can't hear the voices in your head.
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#2753
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I can't hear the voices in your head.

Goo thing, too because they're saying "Fukc off, Hayseed!"
 

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