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The Four months of not winter - 2020

Old May 26th 2020, 11:13 pm
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An old school horticulturist that we used to talk to at a garden centre referred to the "40 k/h" lawn i.e. it looks good when you drive past at 40km/h (or 25 mph if you are dbd33). That's what we're aiming for. Moss and clover are a part of that strategy!
I grew up with the phrase ‘a man on a galloping horse wouldn’t notice‘ - I should get a prize from someone for my dandelions!

Our ‘frost advisory warning’ sent me a notice today to say that it was finished This was three minutes before they sent me another one about ‘extreme heat warning’ this is an odd place...
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Old May 27th 2020, 1:46 am
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It was a scorcher today, but beautiful - blue sky and so clear..

First heat event of the season continues this week.

Temperatures will soar again to near the thirty degree mark again on Wednesday. Indications suggest above normal temperatures near thirty again on Thursday.

Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties will prevail each afternoon. Some relief is expected near the shorelines of the Great Lakes.

A cold front will deliver considerably cooler and less humid air to Southern Ontario on Friday.
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I grew up with the phrase ‘a man on a galloping horse wouldn’t notice‘ - I should get a prize from someone for my dandelions!
love this
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Summer has not arrived yet, we have had some nice days, but mostly pretty cool for the most part, feels like September today.

Anyhow some snow on the way for some higher elevations of BC and Western Alberta.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca...-on-canada-day
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 7:02 pm
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It's been crap weather here in Kamloops. May was OK but it rained most of June.

I'll take the rain over forest fire smoke any day of the week.
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We have just entered our 3rd heatwave of this year. 36 deg now, will prolly hit over 40 tomorrow. No aircon in this house and I dream of a ceiling fan.

I just went out and mowed a section of lawn out front.

I am an idiot. But at least I no longer have to be irritated looking out the window from my settee, whilst I slowly expire.
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Old Jul 18th 2020, 9:19 pm
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FC we just have to make it through to year end, then hopefully things may change. 'We' have had absolutely rubbish weather since the snow went...(you at least know where you are with winter!) one moment it's boiling hot the next it's thunder with hail and freezing. The world needs to push it's mental and physical reset button PDQ please!
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I just went out and mowed a section of lawn out front.
All my ‘grass’ looks dead as a door nail.
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FC we just have to make it through to year end, then hopefully things may change. 'We' have had absolutely rubbish weather since the snow went...(you at least know where you are with winter!) one moment it's boiling hot the next it's thunder with hail and freezing. The world needs to push it's mental and physical reset button PDQ please!
(Funny, when I read through that, I was thinking “what on earth does FC stand for ?” Duh..)

Agreed. It’s been all over the shop so far this year. I did REALLY appreciate the milder winter though. I was actually able to get stuff done over this one and I was able to get the Spring garden clear up done much earlier than usual too. So there’s that I suppose.

Getting sod all done now though...

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We had great travel plans for this year. Fly to Calgary then drive around the hilly bits to Vancouver. Another roadtrip out east, maybe as far as NL plus the usual trips to England to see my mum.
We are still hopeful that we can at least get to NB sometime this year.
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We had great travel plans for this year. Fly to Calgary then drive around the hilly bits to Vancouver. Another roadtrip out east, maybe as far as NL plus the usual trips to England to see my mum.
We are still hopeful that we can at least get to NB sometime this year.
Middle child had planned to inter-rail before starting uni. (last year for Brits thanks to bloody Brexit)
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Could be worse. My mom would call that comfortable no ac needed weather.....lol

But it is supposed to be 45c where she is with an overnight low of a cool 27 to 28 the next couple days.

At least falling to 17 overnight can sleep with windows open.

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Could be worse. My mom would call that comfortable no ac needed weather.....lol

But it is supposed to be 45c where she is with an overnight low of a cool 27 to 28 the next couple days.

At least falling to 17 overnight can sleep with windows open.
We had Humidex values of 42c this week..... not fun... but the heat broke today with storms, so cooler now
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We had Humidex values of 42c this week..... not fun... but the heat broke today with storms, so cooler now
I'll take 42 with little humidity than anything with humidity, humid hot really zaps you of energy faster than dry hot, sure both are miserable, but humidity is just brutal.

Glad the storms brought some cooler weather, always a plus. When I lived in Phoenix the monsoon days were the best could drop 20-30 degrees in F sometimes when a storm passed through.

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