Interesting satellite photo from today showing the large storm system over southern Saskatchewan which brought heavy snow
to the southwestern Prairies
while Winnipeg was treated to a sunny mild day in the low 20s. Even Mother Nature seems to be questioning the strange weather.. but hey, this is spring in the Prairies! (I captured a similar image last April
Well considering this year's image looks a lot like last year's image it better NOT be a repeat of last year!!!ReplyDelete
Mind you Rob.... you did go for holidays sooner this year as suggested by another blogger (to bring back the warm weather)
So we should be in good shape!
Dan I'm sure its coincidental that the flood peak, the spring ？ and ROBS holidays were two weeks earlier this year LOLReplyDelete
http://www.enews.pk i have visited to this site and want to get the latest news up date about weather.ReplyDelete
Ìceland Volcanṍ ấsh halts all British flights See Also Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands.ReplyDelete
Will this cloud of Ash impact our weather in North America?
It is reputed to be part of the same volcanic fissure as the Mt Laki eruptions in 1783-4 which resulted in the following Consequences in North America
The winter of 1784 was the longest and one of the coldest on record. It was the longest period of below-zero temperatures in New England, the largest accumulation of snow in New Jersey, and the longest freezing over of Chesapeake Bay. There was ice skating in Charleston Harbor, a huge snowstorm hit the south, the Mississippi River froze at New Orleans, and there was ice in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thats just Icelands revenge they say. Britain’s still unresolved dispute with Iceland over the costs of bailing out UK depositors in the collapsed Icesave might give reason to believe, if you were living at the time of the great Nordic sagas, that the eruption is some kind of divine act of revenge. The compensation demanded of Iceland amounts to thousands of euros per head of population and will take years to pay off. In the view of most Icelanders, Britain has behaved in a most ungentlemanly manner.ReplyDelete
Just heard an interview with a Geologist from Iceland. Last time this volcano erupted, it lasted 2 years. No flights from the UK until 2013? That should be fun.ReplyDelete
I was reading that the volcano also spewed posion gas that killed thousands in Finland, Briton and France back in 1784. I couldn't imagine what the consequence would be if that happened again considering the density of the population. Not sure if they could evacuate everyone in time before the fumes reached them. Not to mention the loss of agriculture that occurred the last eruption.ReplyDelete
Sorry I meant to say Iceland not Finland.ReplyDelete
Dr Jeff Masters has posted an intersting blog entry on the Iceland volcano (I'm not even going to try to spell it!) Click on my name for link. He doesn't think it will affect world wide climate like other recent volcanic eruptions that have taken place in more tropical latitudes. Ash plumes from northern latitude volcanoes tend to get washed out of the atmosphere more quickly then southern volcanoes where plumes rise higher and stay in the atmosphere longer. The exception to this would be if the Iceland volcanic eruption was sustained for a long duration (like in 1783-4)ReplyDelete