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artie

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« on: January 03, 2019, 05:01:17 PM »
what is with all this wind we are having this fall and winter.  Today on highway 22 south of Longview there were 4 seimis and 1 holiday trailer blown over.  Last week on highway 3 near Lundbreck they have an electronic sign that displays wind speed.  it was blown over and locked at 120 km per hr.
  I grew up in Coleman so am used to wind but not wind like we are having now.
  Back in the day the Fernie ski hill never got much wind but it gets it share of wind now.
  People keep asking me when I am moving back to the pass but i tell them I cannot take the wind.
 Some say it is because the planet is heating up but I sure hope this is not signs of what is to come.

greylynx

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Re: wind
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 05:27:01 PM »
Hey Artie:

When I worked down your way I remember old Christmas trees flying down the street like cruise missiles.

The truck I drove was governed at 58 miles per hour, and I could hardly drive from Taber to Lethbridge in the headwind.

This is some big honkin monster you have out there.

Now, is there even any ice on those reservoirs like Chin?  If not, that is good. You want to get lots of oxygen in that water for spring spawning of those walleyes. Lots of oxygen into that winter water. :)



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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 10:12:20 AM »
My friend and his son went from Edmonton to the Pass for New Years to visit his sister. He was on 22 south and was telling me of the wind signs they have on the highway. Sign said gusts up to 186 km, wow. Then he said, they seen up ahead of them and on a curve, a dodge ram pulling a 18 ft single axle old rv. The trailer went up on one wheel first, then the trucks right side wheels went off the road! He said that driver was able to save the rig and got all wheels back on the road, then pulled into the ditch. Probably to change his shorts.


Now thats wind gusts.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 04:53:12 PM »
It's been crazy the last 4 or 5 years with wind, changing times I guess.
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Re: wind
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 06:52:59 PM »

Walleyes:

Has it even been windy when you are/were working in the Peace Country?

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 07:03:33 PM »
That would be the only complaint I have with that area, it's windy like Pincher Creek up there. To close to the mountains there I think it does wonky things to the weather, very unstable weather patterns. It'll go from -30 to + 4 in 10 hours and windy very windy most days.
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