Category Archives: weather

Growing

I took a tour around the yard today. Summer is officially here. We’re starting to get really hot days interspersed with gentle showers. Nature is taking care of its own. I recycled some pots, pulled some weeds and admired the … Continue reading

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My Smartphone And Me

I went for a walk with my new smartphone today. It was our very first one. Yesterday, I picked it up at the post office, charged and played with it indoors. The display is much larger. The adaptive brightness even … Continue reading

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Hot Max

I just picked up a 50 pound box of E6011 welding electrodes at the PO. Either a pound is getting heavier or I’m getting weaker but I could really tell it wasn’t a box of chocolates. The box was beaten … Continue reading

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Climate Meltdown

“This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with … Continue reading

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Manitoba And Electric Vehicles

Manitoba would have the least expensive vehicle fuel (electricity) on the continent — estimated at 6¢ to 20¢ per litre, gasoline equivalent Each year, thousands of dollars in savings could go back in the pockets of average Manitoban families. Manitoba’s … Continue reading

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Beyond Extreme

“Sea-ice extents are declining for all months, but as assessed over the period of satellite observations (1979 to present), the extent at the end of the melt season in September is dropping at the remarkable rate of 13 percent per … Continue reading

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Solo EV In Winter

“71.1 kilomers (44.1 miles) on 50% charge in real world city/highway driving. Also 0 degrees c (32f) with the heater running on full. Good, and I think we can do even better! Electra Meccanica Solo.” See Jerry Kroll on FaceBookOK, so … Continue reading

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We Are Roasting

“This animation shows annual temperatures each year since 1880 compared to the twentieth-century average, ending with record-warm 2016. Because of global warming due to increasing greenhouse gases, the maps from the early years in the animation are dominated by shades … Continue reading

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The Great Wall Of China Didn’t Have Trump’s Problems

“There are local, state and federal laws on the books that would protect endangered species and air and water quality. But one environmental law expert says what the Trump transition team could end up using language in the REAL ID … Continue reading

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Heating Up, Not Warming

“2016 was the second hottest year for the U.S. in more than 120 years of record keeping, government scientists announced on Monday, marking 20 above-average years in a row. Every state had a temperature ranking at least in the top … Continue reading

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Warmer Winters

“-24 °C-35 °C Feels like: -32 POP: 10h Snow: 0cm 24h Rain: 0mm Wind: NW25km/h Average High: -11°C Average Low: -19°C Extreme High:2.8°C[1996] Extreme Low:-40.6°C[1916] Highest Precip:6.6mm[1935]” See Lockport, Manitoba – Monthly CalendarI hate winter. It’s harder to get enough exercise, … Continue reading

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The Fix-It Guy

Well, in the middle of a visit by family and near the tail-end of the storm our Christmas season was marred by a failure of our geothermal heating system. We managed with the stove, drier, a hotplate and some appliances … Continue reading

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