Category: weather

Weather: why does the temperature drop after sunrise?

Self-tutoring about weather: the tutor loves to bring you this post about a phenomenon that’s long confused him. This morning, the temp was 6°C at 7am, but 4°C at 8am. The sun rose at 7:35am. I’ve observed, so often, the

Weather: snow accumulation: mass of snow on the deck

The tutor mentions a consequence of the recent snow event. Here, we’ve had an unusual amount of snow lately. I cleared off the deck two days ago to relieve it from the mass of snow on top. Then, from the

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Geography: Ocean currents: why Canada’s east and west coasts have such different weather

The phenomenon of the mild winter of Victoria, BC, compared to the much colder one of Halifax, NS, has a reason…. Typically, spring blooms begin in Victoria, BC, in February. I’m a Maritimer, so I can tell you that a

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Feb 2: Groundhog Day: early spring?

The tutor comments on a cross-quarter day. In my post of Feb 6 last year, I defined and discussed cross-quarter days – those that mark mid-season, rather than start of season. The idea is that, to people serious about the

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Weather and Seasons: first day of spring, 2016, Campbell River

The tutor shares reflections about, from his point of view, the first day of spring, 2016, in Campbell River. As many of my readers realize, I’m a Maritimer. The mild weather on Canada’s west coast continues to impress me, even

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Weather: difference between fog and mist

The tutor clarifies a distinction he has wondered about for decades. Walking home this morning from dropping off the car, the air was cool and fresh. Hanging in it was water vapour which slightly dulled the landscape. I wondered: was

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Out in the backyard: the tutor reflects

The tutor comments on another Sunday afternoon out in the backyard. We’ve been in a cold snap lately, with temperatures dropping -5°C to -8°C since perhaps last Monday. This afternoon I thought I’d get outside, breathe some fresh air, work

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Today’s weather: rain w/ a few downpours

The tutor discusses the change in weather on BC’s south coast. From early July until mid August, our summer has been uncommonly hot and dry. While we did receive one or two well-timed rains, the threat of forest fires has

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Weather: rainfall on the North Island

The tutor discusses a topic of current concern. Here on Canada’s west coast, we live in a rainforest. True, the rain comes mainly Oct. through April; the summer is often dry. However, our summers are not usually hot. We have

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Lifestyle: the first weekend of yard work, 2015

The tutor discusses his commencement of yard work in 2015. I hear that, on the eastern half of the continent, winter has been tough.  People have shown me pictures from the States, I think, of snow drifts as high as

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