May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

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May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by stuffradio » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:26 pm

We're 5 months into the year. 3 months until Christmas appears on store shelves! My son is 3 months old in a couple weeks! Time is flying.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by AbbyJr » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:03 am

Wow! :shock: :o :shock:

Record April snowpack could bring major flooding to BC including the Fraser Valley. The article mentions the 1948 Fraser flood, but I don't see that happening. The river dikes have been significantly improved since then as far as I know, so the chances of them failing like they did back in 1948 seems slim to none. But significant flooding is still a possibility. If it does occur, hopefully the social distancing restrictions are lifted.

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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by PortKells » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:27 am

AbbyJr wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:03 am
Wow! :shock: :o :shock:

Record April snowpack could bring major flooding to BC including the Fraser Valley. The article mentions the 1948 Fraser flood, but I don't see that happening. The river dikes have been significantly improved since then as far as I know, so the chances of them failing like they did back in 1948 seems slim to none. But significant flooding is still a possibility. If it does occur, hopefully the social distancing restrictions are lifted.

https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com ... m0bz3PmODg
Thanks for the link. I noticed that the story was from April 17th. They said the worst thing that could happen is a period of cool weather followed by a sustained period of hot weather. And sure enough that is exactly what's happening, barring the ridging falling apart in the mid range, which never seems to happen with ridging.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Sardisbcwx » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:58 pm

PortKells wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:27 am
Thanks for the link. I noticed that the story was from April 17th. They said the worst thing that could happen is a period of cool weather followed by a sustained period of hot weather. And sure enough that is exactly what's happening, barring the ridging falling apart in the mid range, which never seems to happen with ridging.
Fresh snow on the mountains out here in Chilliwack. 23.5mm of rain since midnight last night to me it looked liked the rain was stationary over the central valley.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Sardisbcwx » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:59 pm

AbbyJr wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:03 am
Wow! :shock: :o :shock:

Record April snowpack could bring major flooding to BC including the Fraser Valley. The article mentions the 1948 Fraser flood, but I don't see that happening. The river dikes have been significantly improved since then as far as I know, so the chances of them failing like they did back in 1948 seems slim to none. But significant flooding is still a possibility. If it does occur, hopefully the social distancing restrictions are lifted.

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Thanks for the info. Jr. how are you holding up these days my friend?
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Sardisbcwx » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:00 pm

stuffradio wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:26 pm
We're 5 months into the year. 3 months until Christmas appears on store shelves! My son is 3 months old in a couple weeks! Time is flying.
Christmas? :wtf:
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by AbbyJr » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:02 pm

PortKells wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:27 am
Thanks for the link. I noticed that the story was from April 17th. They said the worst thing that could happen is a period of cool weather followed by a sustained period of hot weather. And sure enough that is exactly what's happening, barring the ridging falling apart in the mid range, which never seems to happen with ridging.
I thought April has been warmer than normal? Perhaps down in the valley and at sea level but not in the upper levels?
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by AbbyJr » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:04 pm

Sardisbcwx wrote:
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Thanks for the info. Jr. how are you holding up these days my friend?
Doing good my friend thanks. Food court is still closed so I'm still off work until further notice. Still loving the station you sold me. :D 8-)

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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by PortKells » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:13 pm

AbbyJr wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:02 pm
I thought April has been warmer than normal? Perhaps down in the valley and at sea level but not in the upper levels?
I'd say it has been, but since that story came out I think its been a lot cooler with episodes of rain and cloudiness. I figured that ridgy period would have reduced the snowpack but I guess the days weren't that warm and the nights were cool enough to retain it. We'll get another snowpack update on May 7th or so. Hope things don't get too bad. Flooding sucks.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by stuffradio » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Sardisbcwx wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Christmas? :wtf:
You can start thinking about the egg grog in August.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Sardisbcwx » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:21 pm

stuffradio wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:18 pm
You can start thinking about the egg grog in August.
Well probably be shortage on that too. Can always do homemade Stuff my man.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Canada Goose » Fri May 01, 2020 8:17 am

Warm... or hot? :D

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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Sardisbcwx » Fri May 01, 2020 4:25 pm

Happy May day currently 20.3c here in south Sardis nice afternoon a mix of sun and cloud but mild.
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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by Antares » Fri May 01, 2020 5:31 pm

It was a nice, windy day in Squamish today. :wave:

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Re: May 2020 Forecasts and Discussion

Post by John » Fri May 01, 2020 5:44 pm

Sardisbcwx wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Happy May day currently 20.3c here in south Sardis nice afternoon a mix of sun and cloud but mild.
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