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Post by Rex » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:07 pm

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Re: The Weather

Post by Rush2112 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:17 pm

That was here earlier in the week, then we were supposed to get ~ a foot of snow (ended up being nothing more than a dusting) the worst part was going from 70+ to the teens in less than 24 hours.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Gunpowder » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:03 am

During the Buccos games this past series in Arizona, the broadcasters were going on about how chilly it was in Phoenix while PGH had 80+ degree temps.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Gunpowder » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:09 am

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Wow, this is cray. I had no idea weird ass shizz was going on, stuck down in South FL where it's just hot all the time.

40-degree differences between Pitt/Buffalo and Springfield/Chicago are wild.

If I would have made the 100 mile trek to college from home today, the temp would have dropped 30 degrees.
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Re: The Weather

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Re: The Weather

Post by Ryan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Pouring here and turning to slush. Fantasgreat.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Scottie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:05 pm

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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:30 pm

Snowing.

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Post by rass » Wed May 08, 2013 12:05 pm

If I was HDO, I'd be saying something about peeing cows and flat rocks.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sabo » Wed May 08, 2013 12:09 pm

Can honestly say this has been the nicest Cleveland spring I've experienced in the 13 years I've lived here.

My yard actually looks nice for a change.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Giff » Thu May 09, 2013 2:03 pm

Record lows this week. Probably means a hotter and more humid summer than normal. Woo.
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Post by ZMan » Thu May 09, 2013 2:14 pm

Sabo wrote:My yard actually looks nice for a change.
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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Calgary declares State of Emergency

http://www.calgary.ca/General/Pages/Sta ... gency.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I'm on really high ground so if I flood, the city is doomed.
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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:31 pm

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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:05 am

Calgary is shutdown today, nobody is to go anywhere.



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Re: The Weather

Post by tennbengal » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:56 am

Unless you have a canoe, then the city is yours.

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Re: The Weather

Post by sancarlos » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:51 am

I have some good friends visiting Banff right now. They were supposed to fly home today from Calgary, but that ain't happening.

On the other side, my folks said that that everybody in New Mexico is in a tizzy now about the drought.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Johnny Hotcakes » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:53 am

Eric Francis reporting that water is now up to row 10 in the Saddledome. Having been there a few times, I can't fathom how that is even possible. Hope you and your family (and your hot interns) are safe, Degen.
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Post by brian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:12 pm

Good thing the Flames aren't in the Finals, eh?

(Seriously, hope you and yours are OK, degen. Flooding sucks.)
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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:23 pm

I am fine. My parents and I are in the same neighbourhood in one of the higher places in the city. My parents have taken in my uncles family who had to evacuate.

It's really crazy to just have the news on and see the city flood. City's done a great job, we get updates from the mayor every hour. It would suck to be a police officer, being wet and cold trying to protect abandoned areas.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:25 pm

sancarlos wrote:I have some good friends visiting Banff right now. They were supposed to fly home today from Calgary, but that ain't happening.

On the other side, my folks said that that everybody in New Mexico is in a tizzy now about the drought.
They might! The airport is still open and running as scheduled, it's up north and not near the flooding. Getting to the airport might be a problem though.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:49 pm

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Re: The Weather

Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:02 pm

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:44 pm

live news

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Post by Scottie » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:57 pm

Holy Moley! Very glad to hear you're alright, degen. Damn, I've never seen anything like that in a Canadian city. Sheesh, that's terrifying.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:59 pm

So where did this water come from? Are there creeks and rivers near downtown Calgary, or is this overflow that the city infrastructure couldn't handle? (That can't be it...)
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Post by Scottie » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:03 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:So where did this water come from? Are there creeks and rivers near downtown Calgary, or is this overflow that the city infrastructure couldn't handle? (That can't be it...)
From the National Post:

Calgary has been dealing with a double whammy of overflowing water from two rivers that run through the city and converge downtown.

And Albertans are being warned that the worst is yet to come.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:10 pm

Scottie wrote:
Brontoburglar wrote:So where did this water come from? Are there creeks and rivers near downtown Calgary, or is this overflow that the city infrastructure couldn't handle? (That can't be it...)
From the National Post:

Calgary has been dealing with a double whammy of overflowing water from two rivers that run through the city and converge downtown.

And Albertans are being warned that the worst is yet to come.
I am very inefficient at reading previous posts and links. Is it bad upstream as well or just at the junction?
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:11 pm

Rivers and creeks.

It's caused by heavy rainfall. Calgary has recorded 8 inches of rain so far in June. There was a huge storm on Wednesday night in the area that has caused the rivers to overflow.

The Bow River comes from the Rockies runs right through the heart of Calgary (West to East). My downtown office is right on this river, I walk along the riverfront almost every lunch hour.

The Elbow River comes from the West, comes into Calgary into the Bow.

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:14 pm

It's bad everywhere. The junction is getting the debris from the upstream.
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Post by Scottie » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:48 pm

The extent of this is massive. Banff is being evacuated (I had assumed it was at a relatively high altitude, guess not) and the river that runs through Lethbridge is now over-spilling its banks. Banff is about a hundred miles west of Calgary; Lethbridge is about 150 miles south of Calgary.

Huge stretches of the Trans-Canada highway are closed; heavy rain is causing enormous mudslides.
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Post by Scottie » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:58 pm

Johnny Hotcakes wrote:Eric Francis reporting that water is now up to row 10 in the Saddledome. Having been there a few times, I can't fathom how that is even possible. Hope you and your family (and your hot interns) are safe, Degen.
It's up to row 15 now and rising by the hour. The Jumbotron has been destroyed, dressing rooms completely underwater. I'm assuming that the gigantic center-ice clock had been lowered to floor level; that's typically what's done to those creatures when not in use.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:02 pm

Have a feeling we'll be seeing the Saskatoon Flames this year.

yeah, jumbotron is gone...
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:36 pm

Love the fact that the Flames are already using this to promote that they have plans for a new arena.

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Post by Scottie » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:38 pm

That jumbotron came with a $3.5-million price tag. Yikes. The Junior team plays in that building, too.

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Post by brian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:41 pm

It would be nice if there were some way to divert floodwaters to regions that could use the water. If we can build a pipeline across Alaska to deliver oil and pipelines across the country to deliver gas, I wonder why there hasn't been some thought to building pipelines from the midwest to the southwest to deliver floodwaters. Seems like the Mississippi and Missouri flood every few years.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Thanks. My neighbourhood is high up on the west side of the city so I'm fine.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:55 pm

brian wrote:It would be nice if there were some way to divert floodwaters to regions that could use the water. If we can build a pipeline across Alaska to deliver oil and pipelines across the country to deliver gas, I wonder why there hasn't been some thought to building pipelines from the midwest to the southwest to deliver floodwaters. Seems like the Mississippi and Missouri flood every few years.

cost vs. benefit I think. Oil gets transported everyday. Floods, as devastating as they are, only happen once in awhile.
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Re: The Weather

Post by rass » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:28 pm

Crazy stuff degen. Glad you're OK.
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