Friday, January 12, 2018

What a Change in the Weather!

We have gone from Arctic cold and 2+ feet of snow through a sudden mild spell that took us up to 10°C yesterday, and back down to nearly -20 tonight.  In the middle of that brief January thaw, at least half of our snow evaporated almost overnight, and snowbanks were left a dirty brown.  Today we had a flash freeze and the temperature plunged below freezing again, and then it started snowing.  The snowbanks are white again.  As you'd expect with such a sudden change, it was accompanied by lots of wind, in our case straight off the bay out of the northwest driving huge waves into shore.

I stopped by the harbour just to see what the mood of the bay was, and found it the stormiest I have ever seen!  The dirty river was just churning out into the bay, and the waves were washing that water straight back in to shore.

But a video shows it so much better than just a photo; be sure to take a look.  Make sure you enlarge it to full size too.  The white bits blowing through the air are the snow that was falling.

These are simply bigger waves than I've ever had the fun of seeing here before.  I nearly froze my hand trying to get pictures too, with the cold wind blowing in off the bay.

And I had to stand back 20 feet to avoid getting splashed!

Enjoy the storm!

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I'm recovering so well I've been out twice a day recently, and for the first time in months, have a surplus of pictures for blog posts.  I'll be back to showing you frozen Inglis Falls tomorrow.  All the pictures above were taken with our little point-and-shoot, and the videos with my iphone.  That's one thing I think the iphone camera does really well.


22 comments:

  1. Looks more like the ocean than a harbor in a bay. Good to hear your recovery is going well -- keep up the good work.

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  2. we are on the same weather roller coaster!! i need pictures for the blog...the birds are tired of seeing me!!

    beautiful captures today!!

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  3. You can almost feel the cold watching the videos.

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  4. Too rough to be out there, frozen mitts for sure. Love the full screen video, those waves are huge.

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  5. Dam the photos look cold and the the video even colder no wonder you froze

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  6. Those videos are really wonderful. Makes me think I should make use of the feature on my iPhone. I just forget, but I felt like I was there with yours! Glad I wasn't, though. It was definitely stormy. :-)

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  7. I am getting cold as I watch your videos sitting here in my warm house with a cup of hot tea in my hand!

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  8. Hello, I am glad you are back to normal and able to get out. Cool videos and neat captures of the waves. It looks very cold. Our weather has been a roller coaster lately with ups and downs. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. Your weather is much like ours, it, seems.

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  10. What an change in the weather, maybe winter is done early?

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  11. Love the pictures. So you had winter and then spring and now a bitter cold again. :(
    Fingerless gloves, my friend, than you'll just lose the tips of your fingers in the cold.

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  12. For some reason I could not view the videos...'invalid parameters' would pop up in the window. I will try it after while on my tablet or phone and see if I can view them. Sure does look cold there!

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  13. Wonderful action shots of the waves. The water looks really rough!

    We had the same drop in temperatures and snow falling by late afternoon through the night. It's much colder here today.

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  14. Glad to hear you're coming along... You always show such interesting photos - and I do appreciate the sacrifice made to get those!

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  15. Wow, the videos add so much...I am lad I could see/hear them on tablet.

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  16. Wow that was some video, where exactly do you live? - Winter here has actually not been to bad. Just before Christmas we had quite a bit of snow & ice but January has really been decent.

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  17. Good to hear you've been out and about. I find for myself being outdoors regularly and breathing fresh air makes such a change not just physically but also for my mind.

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  18. Great video, it made me cold just to watch it. : ) Cold here again too.

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  19. Yup, we've had the same weather.

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  20. That is some angry looking water! Looks cold too!

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