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AxeMan

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Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« on: December 31, 2011, 09:21:52 AM »
Happy new years everyone.  Lets hope 2012 brings us good luck and a bit less wind.  Is it just me, or was 2011 the windiest year you could ever remember.
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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 12:48:44 PM »
I think it was the year with the least amount of wind.
It only blew in November.

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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 02:23:44 PM »
I think it was the year with the least amount of wind.
It only blew in November.

Seems to me it started in May when the crazy winds blew the fire into Slave Lake.  I was fishing that day and there were huge whitecaps on the 40 acre pond I was at.
It has blown hard almost every day in December as well here in Edmonton, and almost all of November when I was hunting.

You must be from southern Alberta, Guido.  You guys think a calm day is 50 kms wind.  ;)
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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 12:20:14 PM »
Look at the bright side at least it keeps the hill sides bare so the critters can graze easier. We could do without the winter rain though.

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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 09:05:37 PM »
Seems to me it started in May when the crazy winds blew the fire into Slave Lake.  I was fishing that day and there were huge whitecaps on the 40 acre pond I was at.
It has blown hard almost every day in December as well here in Edmonton, and almost all of November when I was hunting.

You must be from southern Alberta, Guido.  You guys think a calm day is 50 kms wind.  ;)

Yup, from the south. It really wasn't windy down here, for a change.

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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 09:03:23 AM »
I think it was the year with the least amount of wind.
It only blew in November.

Agreed.  And I have lived all over in alberta, its windy everywhere.  LOL  At least in the south its usually above freezing when its windy. Right now its 6 degrees, no wind and I am gonna have my morning coffee in the hottub.  LOL  I am starting to like this winter.

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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 09:12:32 AM »
I have to agree with Guido. 

It was pretty windy at times, but for the first time I can ever remember, every tournament I fished, and most of the times I got out fishing, the wind wasn't a factor.  I could travel where and how I wanted on the water and fish just about any way I wanted to.  It was even TOO calm a couple days lol.

Living in southern AB and SK, that's a Festivus miracle if ever there was one.

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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 09:33:47 AM »
Looks like you southern guys send all your wind to us in the north this last year.  It was a hurricane up here at times.
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Re: Goodbye 2011 - Year of Wind.
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 01:31:29 PM »
Every day with the exception of a few the wind cancelled a few ice wishin trips. The wind was really bad during the spring. Nothing like getting the fly line wrapped around you head a few times. Looks like fishin will be fun from a boat on Cold Lake during this winter.  :o
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