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Official Weather Thread: Historical warming and melting taking place in the Arctic

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Yay! The weather thread has now become the most posted to thread in RFD off topic!
Many of the last posts were the power back posts, so yay!!!
This thread is even more active than the boxing day deals threads!!
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redflagdeal101 wrote: Yay! The weather thread has now become the most posted to thread in RFD off topic!
Many of the last posts were the power back posts, so yay!!!
This thread is even more active than the boxing day deals threads!!
Lol true. that is what brought this thread to being the most posted to thread. Glad the power is coming back now. If you click in the forums "replies" It will sort the threads from the most posted to threads on downwards. And you will see that this thread has the most posts of all threads made in this part of the site!
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Wow I was shocked when I got home I have never seen ice like this everything is coated in thick ice, trees split in half broken branches everywhere. Had to navigate trees and branches all over the road. Just keep hearing branches snapping outside/ Quite a contrast with Buffalo it melted quickly there and was all gone by afternoon. Lots of people walking around in shorts in Buffalo, to cold for that but there were a lot of them. It felt at least 10 or more degrees warmer there.
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catpurrcat wrote: Fantastic! I see lots of lights in the distance near your neighbourhood too. Hooray!
That's a good sign if you can see lights from your window and I hope it gets back up for you soon.
Where are you located?
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote: I still am wondering how many people have to wait through this "72 hour wait time" for power. How ever many people that is, they will have to endure 2 frigid nights below minus ten.

It won't drop that far IN the houses, but with the temps outside that cold, it will rock fall for sure.
I feel for people with babies and small children, no way they can stay in homes without power that long.
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote: If you click in the forums "replies" It will sort the threads from the most posted to threads on downwards.
Where is that "replies" link/button?
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JACKIE26 wrote: I feel for people with babies and small children, no way they can stay in homes without power that long.
No way! I don't know how they deal with that. They must have another place to go. But as I said before, there could be other problems too. I wonder how likely it is that pipes freeze and other problems arise.
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Wow OP sorry to hear what happened, I'm probably two minutes south of you and nothing in terms of damage is visible
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redflagdeal101 wrote: Where is that "replies" link/button?
Hold down the control key on the keyboard and press the f button. write the word Replies in the search box and it will find the word "Replies" near the top of the screen. Then you just click it and it sorts the threads according to post number.
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willyxjai wrote: Wow OP sorry to hear what happened, I'm probably two minutes south of you and nothing in terms of damage is visible
Actually the cool thing is that I got the amazing opportunity to witness all of this storm mayhem without even losing power. It was purely MIRACULOUS! Stuff fell all over the place from the street to the roof of our house, but somehoe just missed the powerlines and we stayed with our power intact :)

Soy now I say it was worth it getting to see the trees get torn apart because nothing bad happened. I just got to watch a natural disaster unfold outside my front door and that was all!

What a show that was!
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The ice LOOKS good, but what it does is bad.

Exactly. When I first saw these ice layers around trees, branches, electric poles in the 1997 Mtl ice storm I shivered with fear. It was a very strange a scene to see, the ice sparkled and it looked like some alien caterpillars going around the trees.
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redflagdeal101 wrote: The ice LOOKS good, but what it does is bad.

Exactly. When I first saw these ice layers around trees, branches, electric poles in the 1997 Mtl ice storm I shivered with fear. It was a very strange a scene to see, the ice sparkled and it looked like some alien caterpillars going around the trees.
YEs every part of the ice storm is a cool sight to see from the shimmering ice coated landscape, to the sight of a tree getting ripped apart by the storm, right in front of you! All very intriguing to watch and see. But I have to admit. It is not good in the end because not the GTA now has thousands of trees less than it had yesterday morning.
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I had no power between 2:30 AM-3:00 PM today, and I've lost power, briefly, twice since then.

I'm in Etobicoke.

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