Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal…

I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to some. I would not argue against that.

Other than a welcome break in winter there are downsides. If this warm spell lasts too long, my trees will sprout and have new growth killed off when the cold returns. That’s why places like Calgary have few trees. Winters there have too many warm spells for most trees. I think I can handle a day or two… We shall see.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Having a Heat Wave

  1. ram says:

    Australia is still stupidly hot. Fires continue to range out of control. No coverage in the MSM news.

  2. ram says:

    Heat wave? I’ll tell you about heat wave. Try Australia right now! Deadly heat! Breaking all records.

  3. Forecast was off. I found pots we’re still frozen. Trees look good except for one small pine which is losing needles.

  4. “Calgary International Airport in the northeastern section of the city receives an average of 418.8 mm (16.49 in) of precipitation annually”

  5. Grece says:

    No one is going to argue with you Robert, as you are an idiot. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third.

    Calgary has few trees due to it being a prairie and little rainfall. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-yellow-trees-summer-1.3680647

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