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Offline Pawistik

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Snow in Saskatchewan
« on: November 19, 2010, 06:44:49 PM »
I don't want to brag but... Saskatoon has snow! We now have a decent start on the season following Thursday's minor snowstorm. Great stuff, we have about 6" or so on the ground and we now quite suddenly look like a winter wonderland.

Looking at the satellite imagery, it appears that the snowcover is extensive. http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/#NorthAmerica The smaller lakes are frozen, and so is Montreal Lake (large but shallow, it seems to be the first of the big lakes to freeze). Crean, Kingsmere and Lac LaRonge are partially frozen but I think they will go quickly given the current cold temperatures, clear skies and calm (following our winds of the rest of the week to cool things down).

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Bryan
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Re: Snow in Saskatchewan
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 02:44:38 AM »
Bring on the snow!  All that I need to do is finish the poles for my pulk and make a couple of vapour barriers to add to my sleeping system and I'm all set for some fun in the great white north.
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Re: Snow in Saskatchewan
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 12:09:22 PM »
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I don't want to brag but... Saskatoon has snow!

Oh Yeah?! Well Regina has more!  ;)
I got out and did a little snowshoeing yesterday to test out my new boots as well as some new layers in preperation for an upcoming hunting trip.

All snow gloating aside from a fellow Saskie... Go Riders Go!

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Re: Snow in Saskatchewan
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 04:02:09 PM »
booo... Go Bombers GO!   lol just kidding.

Northern Manitoba has a fair bit of snow (probably 10" on the ground) but I'm afraid it came before many of the creeks and swamps/bogs had a chance to freeze up well.  Looks like it will be a bad year for slush and thin ice.  Regardless, bring on the cold!!

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Re: Snow in Saskatchewan
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 09:39:10 PM »
All snow gloating aside from a fellow Saskie... Go Riders Go!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Wooooooo Hoooooooo!
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Re: Snow in Saskatchewan
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 12:02:54 PM »
Just looking at the weather across Canada.

It is 43°C warmer in Ottawa (+13°C) right now than it is here in Saskatoon (-29°C). Wow, that's quite the difference. Even Vancouver and Vancouver Island are cold, with the former reporting -9°C and Tofino reporting -7°C at the moment.

The bike ride to work this morning was frosty with a moderate head wind, but I was overdressed and soon became too hot. It's a fine line when biking at 30 below. Actually, it occurred to me that if my anorak project goes well, maybe I should make a cycling jacket for the deep cold - wind proof and breathability being paramount, something similar in structure to my regular cycling jacket, but larger to accommodate more layers.

At least I didn't have to resort to using any gloves for other purposes this morning.
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