the sky is a piercing blue. bluer than summer strangely because the summer sky has much more visible pollution. and the sun is too bright! its not high enough in the sky yet for this kind of freaky. its not even over the quarter year yardarm yet!
i've had to water my flowers. i've had washing on the washing line. we've had the back door open. the cat has been outside! i've seen butterflies. poor buggers will die next week when the heat drops, thats if they don't starve before then cos theres nothing to sup on yet.
Post by thesentientpasty on Feb 26, 2019 14:43:58 GMT
Got 12℃ here, but it is lovely. Last year, same time, I was very nearly almost trapped in snow on the M80, coming home from Das Shoppe. I was one of the last cars to make it off. People behind me had a night stuck in drifts. And yesterday I was painting fences in a teeshirt.
Today? Awesome. I'd quite like summers like this. Not too hot. Not too burny. Just bliss.
Oh its a lovely temperature but its too early. tis bad for the wildlife, and the trees and the plants. not to mention the fact i'm gonna have to defoliate my legs early (current winter status; chimpanzee) in order to get my shorts out. yes my shorts. i'm too warm.
i suppose the only good thing at the moment is its still dark in the evening meaning no hoards of screaming children playing outside and no-one sparking up the bbq.
Ahhh, enjoy your taste of spring folks we here just emerging from a two day total shut down of roads and services due to a severe blizzard, strangely very little actual snowfall but very high winds (50 to 90k) and very cold wind chill (seems like temps of minus 25 or so). Plows pulled off the road mostly cos they could not see where road was , brief temps of around 0 before with rain did not help as roads simply a sheet of ice. Ahhhh the joys of winter in Canada eh
Getting back to 'normal' today as we await the end of this sort of crap, unfortunately prob not to be seen for a while yet.
If you are interested in Aviation. (I know I am an Anorak) There is a website called Plane Savers. Buffalo Airways in Yellowknife Canada are restoring a DC3 Dakota that was flown in Europe during WW2 for the D Day anniversary on 6th of June. Mikey McBryan the son of Buffalo Joe the founder of Buffalo Airways makes a daily Video to document the fundraising efforts and let geeks like me look at the aircraft they have in the hangers...ahhh. He usually starts every video around 08.00am outside the hanger on the apron in temperatures of around MINUS 30oCentigrade!
Ice Pilots NWT (known in the UK and the US as Ice Pilots) was a reality television series broadcast on History Television that portrayed Buffalo Airways, an airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Buffalo mainly flies WWII-era propeller planes year-round in the Canadian North. The show ran from November 18, 2009 to December 17, 2014, comprising 6 seasons.
Their operation is amazing. Hangers full of great planes And cars And motorcycles. They have a great "museum" of fantastic old photographs of C46`s C47`s and those converted to DC3`s. They have float planes and a King Air as well. Brilliant stuff. They are working hard to get the DC3 with history of D Day in Europe flying in Montreal for the 6th of June.
Oh and a recent video showed Mikey McBryan saying it was MINUS40oC in Yellowkinfe!
Beautiful sunny morning out there this am but bloody cold at minus 18c to start which is a bit of a bugger as I have to go out and get the tractor started and get rid of the 6 r 8 inches of snow that has filled the driveway in the last 48 hours.
Think its going to be one of those time where full winter gear will need to be put on, getting ready for the operation, finding the tractor under the snow and working up the ambition to actually go out there may take a while......
But it LOOKS nice with the sun shining on the freshly fallen snow decorating the trees!
it snowed here on sunday! like, wtf? where did that come from? there was a swirling blizzard for about 15 minutes, then it stopped and the blue sky came out. none of the snow settled. but it was so random!
I'm ill at the moment, some kind of lurgy, and so I've spent my time reading stuff and looking out the window. We've had some lovely, warm weather so I've been able to sit outside too. Today, it's pouring down - we've had sleet even - and the weather forecast tells me we've a week long cold snap starting. I'll probably be feeling better tomorrow. :/
its been a strange month. today grey and murky. the other day bitterly cold. few days before that i was wearing a summer dress!
the rain we've had isn't really enough. its been a dry winter. the ground is still rock hard. but the recent rain has made eveything GROW. suddenly, out in my country walks, theres nettles and stickyweed and daisy, and dandelions, and some yellow flowers that might be celandines?
Its pretty quiet here on Sleepyville and given the reports I am seeing on UK weather reports I wondering if its because you are all far too busy bailing out your houses? Its hard to tell exactly how bad things are given that news organizations always focus on the worst news and display the headlines of floods and mayhem on the front page, its the same over here where tornado's and the like get the headlines (as they should I guess). So ..... are any of you lot flooded out? Guess it largely depends upon where you live but from what I am reading Wales and central England is not a good spot to be in recent times, seems like the weather world wide is getting more 'changeable', perhaps 'unpredictable' is a better description.
Keep your heads above water you lot, dont forget the few of us who do not run our lives on FaceCrap.
Post by thesentientpasty on Jun 25, 2019 15:19:21 GMT
Bez reporting in, Kanuck.
Weather here? (Looks out of the window). Overcast, high grey cloudsheet. No mahoosive rains, but Stirling (30 minutes away) got majorly flooded the other day. I'm sort of waiting for Summer to kick off. Last year I was Extreme Gardening in blazing sunshine for nearly eight long, long weeks.
Just FYI... Living high on a hill the Great Lake Levels are of little immediate concern to me personalty but folks that live or have cottages on the shoreline of the Great Lakes are struggling to keep their feet (and their homes) dry with record high lake levels causing several communities to be sandbagging to keep the waters at bay.
“Lake Ontario's water levels remain high, such that the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) continued its shoreline hazard warning, which has been in place for weeks. The TRCA says although the lake levels are believed to have peaked, some further increase is possible, depending on the rain. "It is likely that levels will remain at the same level for the next week before starting to decline gradually. However, lake level may still rise slightly in the next few days due to the forecasted rainfall and continued high flows from Lake Erie." A cool, wetter than average spring has been the culprit behind these high water levels, which for the month of June have averaged 75.94 metres for Lake Ontario, slightly above the 2017 record of 75.93 metres. Even once lake levels begin to recede, they are now so high they will take a long time to return to more manageable levels “ (Note' the Great Lakes are NOT tidal that you would normally notice but are so large (almost 100,000 sq miles, larger than all of Great Britain!) that they experience 'storm surge' when the wind is strongly blowing onshore in any particular area)
It's frightening in it? We've got 17 forecast for Sunday. I shudder to think what July might have in store.
40 forecast for Friday! Eek!!
Somewhere up north Normandy way got a mahoosive thunderstorm today though; a real downpour that caused unimaginable amounts of damage. Watching pictures on the news, it was difficult to believe how quickly it all happened.
A 'poem' I learned as a child comes to mind (and from whence the title of this item came from), seems like we will be weathering a lot worse weather in the coming months and years.....
Whether the weather be fine Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. Anonymous British
Not sure if we need a secure basement or a bigger boat but either way if you are in the path of one of these things its 'not good'!
28 Celsius indoors with nice 'cool' stone floors, phew. I don't want to know what it is outside, 40 or therearounds was forecast. So difficult to sleep when it's this warm. I decided to make me a big jug of ice tea and pretend I was on an Alabama plantation or somesuch, just sit the heat out.