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Old Feb 6th 2014, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by orly
I'd expect there are many. What's the going rate?
We pay $20, but that's cos we like him. It galls me to pay an hourly rate higher than many adukts get but It evens out over the heavy snow and light stuff and we did pay more when he shifted the 3in layer of ice. Still cheaper than a snow blower. E get him to mow thge grass in the summer too.
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
Found this chart of average snowfall in Toronto in the past 25 years - http://toronto.weatherstats.ca/charts/snow-25years.html. INteresting to see how much more we have this year as compared to other years... though I think this is for calendar years as opposed to winter seasons (so grouping January 2013 snowfall with December 2013 snowfall).
Making comparisons between years is dodgy. I tried to predict my total snowfall for the winter of 2007/8 by correlating pre-New Year and post-New Year data back to 1960 and then plugging the 2007 pre-New Year numbers into a regression analysis.

I ended up being monumentally wrong. It turned out to be one of the snowiest winters in recorded history.

I'm trying again this year. The model says 265cm. We've had 179cm so far. I may end up a bit closer to the mark this time.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 3:59 pm
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This sounds amazing. I'd love to see it when it's done. I'm a huge nerd for this stuff.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
Making comparisons between years is dodgy. I tried to predict my total snowfall for the winter of 2007/8 by correlating pre-New Year and post-New Year data back to 1960 and then plugging the 2007 pre-New Year numbers into a regression analysis.

I ended up being monumentally wrong. It turned out to be one of the snowiest winters in recorded history.

I'm trying again this year. The model says 265cm. We've had 179cm so far. I may end up a bit closer to the mark this time.
Here is the Ottawa chart.

http://ottawa.weatherstats.ca/charts/snow-25years.html

the winter of 2007/2008 was the snowiest I've lived here with something like 435 cm.....2008 shows a lower figure as a huge amount of the 2007/2008 snowfall was in 2008 and I guess the fall/pre-christmas period of 2008 wasn't that snowy.

Often times, Gatineau airport registers an early morning colder temp than Ottawa international.....but I think snowfall totals are pretty close.

I think this winter has been the coldest overall since I moved here in 1994.
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
This sounds amazing. I'd love to see it when it's done. I'm a huge nerd for this stuff.
So we both have too much time on our hands, or are avoiding real work...........
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Old Feb 6th 2014, 4:48 pm
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Dear god -8 in Vancouver today , -17 windchill! WTF, we don't do MINUS temps except when skiing!
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Snowfall amounts and when seems to have such huge variation I gave up on "normal" except for how something compares to normal.

December was twice normal but we've had almost nothing since.

Three years ago we had 50% more than normal for the winter but the following winter about a third. Not a third more, a third of the normal amount. Or about a fifth of the previous year.

I don't think any winter here so far has matched "normal" in terms of month by month.
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged
Here is the Ottawa chart.

http://ottawa.weatherstats.ca/charts/snow-25years.html

the winter of 2007/2008 was the snowiest I've lived here with something like 435 cm.....2008 shows a lower figure as a huge amount of the 2007/2008 snowfall was in 2008 and I guess the fall/pre-christmas period of 2008 wasn't that snowy.

Often times, Gatineau airport registers an early morning colder temp than Ottawa international.....but I think snowfall totals are pretty close.

I think this winter has been the coldest overall since I moved here in 1994.
The pre-New Year snowfall for 2007/8 was a record. As was what came after New Year.

Gatineau Airport usually registers lower temps that Ottawa. Different topography (Gatineau Airport is much lower).

You can't compare the two places. Weather that hits Ottawa often misses me completely, even though we're only talking about five miles.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Have you checked kijiji or similar site to see if any young capitalists are advertising snow shovelling in your area? When I was in scouts we shovelled driveways to make money to buy our beat up VW micro-bus to go camping in. Of all the various fundraisers we did to get that van, the shovelling was the worst, hands down.
-25 and blowing snow in Regina but I stopped caring long ago. Also, I question the validity of groundhog science since the results tend to vary widely.
For the past two years I had a couple of young teenagers who would come around after every snow fall and ask if I wanted the sidewalk/driveway cleared, unfortunately this winter I haven't seen them once.



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I'd expect there are many. What's the going rate?
The two kids used to charge me $5 for the sidewalk or $7.50 for sidewalk, stairs and a path to the front door.

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Old Feb 6th 2014, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon
Dear god -8 in Vancouver today , -17 windchill! WTF, we don't do MINUS temps except when skiing!
And potential snow coming Sunday/Monday but like any potential snow in Vancouver, could very well just arrive as rain....

For my area not far from Vancouver, it has yet to snow anytime it was in the forecast so I don't believe forecast's, just wait and see if it does snow.

Vancouver apparently broke a 66 year old cold temp record.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/new...record-/20956/

Its -3 right now where I am with a -8 windchill.


Luckily if it does snow, I don't have to clear any snow anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged
Here is the Ottawa chart.

http://ottawa.weatherstats.ca/charts/snow-25years.html

the winter of 2007/2008 was the snowiest I've lived here with something like 435 cm.....2008 shows a lower figure as a huge amount of the 2007/2008 snowfall was in 2008 and I guess the fall/pre-christmas period of 2008 wasn't that snowy.

Often times, Gatineau airport registers an early morning colder temp than Ottawa international.....but I think snowfall totals are pretty close.

I think this winter has been the coldest overall since I moved here in 1994
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This is correct, and yes you are right...I had to wear a toque yesterday to go for my usual lunch time run.
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Originally Posted by cjones
Officially plus 6 up around here today, equaling the record high for this date set in 1984.

Plus 11 in the sun on my deck this afternoon. This Canadian winter lark is a piece of piss.

-15 today, equaling the 1971 record for this date ... What a difference a week makes.
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-15 today, equaling the 1971 record for this date ... What a difference a week makes.

Quoting your own posts now? Talk about cabin fever jonesy
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
It has been a bitch of a winter in the GTA so far, hasn't it.

Still, it's my second last here so I'll suck it up while contemplating my return to civilization in 2015.
Ahh yes it has! Are you thinking of heading back to the UK Novo?
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SNOW forecast tonight and the long family weekend ! Pfft we don't DO snow on Vancouver !
Heading to Portugal and UK in May tho so some sunshine ....
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