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Zach Parise

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My fence broke and the neighbours dog took a crap in my backyard.

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you should take a crap in their backyard.

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you should take a crap in their backyard.

Maybe two... so he's "ahead/winning" ;)

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Here we blow again.

Another wind storm that has cancelled ferry sailings.

Stormy weather along the southern B.C. coast is causing disruptions to several ferry routes.

Environment Canada has put a wind warning into effect, predicting gusts of between 60 and 90 km/h throughout this morning. As much as 25 mm of rain could fall in parts of the Lower Mainland, with the heaviest rainfall expected to hit the North Shore.

The heavy wind is causing problems for ferry traffic.

As of 10 a.m. this morning, BC Ferries reported the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sailings on the Vancouver (Tsawwassen)-Victoria (Swartz Bay) route have been cancelled.

BC Ferries also advised passengers the Victoria (Swartz Bay)-Vancouver (Tsawwassen) sailings at noon and 4 p.m. (from Victoria) have been cancelled, as well as the return sailings at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (from Vancouver), because the Coastal Celebration is operating on another route in place of the Queen of Coquitlam.

On the Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay route, adverse weather forced the cancellation of the 10:30 a.m. sailings and the 12:30 p.m. sailings.

The 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. sailings between Tsawwassen and Nanaimo's Duke Point) were also cancelled because of the weather.

Earlier this morning, sailings from Vancouver Island (Campbell River) to Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove) were also cancelled until further notice.

Deborah Marshall, spokeswoman for BC Ferries, said the Comox (Little River)-Powell River (Westview) sailings at 10 a.m. (from Comox), and 12:15 p.m. (from Powell River) have also been cancelled due to the nasty weather.

Winds should ease to between 40 and 60 km/h by this afternoon, according to Environment Canada's forecast.

The ugly weather should give way to more pleasant conditions tomorrow, with a mix of sun and cloud expected Friday, with a 60 per cent chance of showers tomorrow evening.

Rain is expected throughout the weekend and into next week with temperatures ranging between lows of 4 degrees and highs of 10.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Stormy+weather+disrupts+ferry+service+wind+warning+issued+Metro+Vancouver/5761228/story.html#ixzz1ef185OgN

Edited by Wetcoaster
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So Windy outside!

My aunt who lives in Nanton (close to Calgary) said that they saw the roof of a school coming down, wow. It was probably 140 km/h (wind)

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After yesterday's wind storm that cancelled numerous BC Ferries sailings and knocked out power around the Lower Mainland, some sun and nicer weather Friday until another storm front rolls in late Friday/early Saturday.

Environment Canada is predicting a bit of a break Friday from the miserable wind and rain that plagued the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Thursday.

John McIntyre of Environment Canada predicted mainly sunny conditions Friday.

It’s not all good news, though.

“There’s another strong front coming in Friday night or early Saturday morning,” said McIntyre. “That’s going to bring rain and wind again.”

It will be warmer with temperatures that could reach double digits.

Thursday’s wind led to numerous ferry cancellations and some power outages. There was also the rain, which was being driving sideways by the wind.

But it really wasn’t all that unusual for McIntyre.

“November is very interesting month — weather wise,” said McIntyre whos said normal rainfall for November in the Lower Mainland is 185 millilitres.

“It’s normally the rainiest month of the year,” he said.

Thursday’s winds reached 100 kilometres per hour on the central coast, with gusts up to 90 kmh on the inner south coast. While not a record, the wind played havoc with ferries.

Thursday began with the cancellation of the first four sailings on the Powell River to Comox route. The ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island made its first two sailings but was then forced to tie up until the winds subsided.

With the wind moving southwards, the major routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island were affected, with cancellations of the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sailings from Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen.

There were further cancellations on southern ferry routes through the afternoon.

The bad conditions extended all the way up the B.C. coast as the Northern Expedition was held in its Prince Rupert dock because of severe weather in Hecate Strait.

B.C. Ferries was already dealing with the cancellation of four runs, Thursday on the Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay because of last week’s crash of the Queen of Coquitlam in Departure Bay. The ship is expected to return to service on Friday.

Also under siege from the weather was electric service.

By the afternoon, there were, 4,877 customers without power in Richmond just south of Granville Avenue.

Northern Vancouver Island was hit with 18 outages affecting 4,753 customers. Worst affected was Campbell River with more than 3,200 customers affected.

Thursday’s wind warning for Metro Vancouver was supposed to be lifted around suppertime.

Vancouver city crews were out clearing drains, and because of the heavy rainfall, residents were being asked to remove leaves from the street’s gutters to prevent flooding.

Anyone seeing flooding or traffic light problems in Vancouver is asked to call 311 or 604-873-7000.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/High+winds+driving+rain+cause+havoc+ferries+hydro/5761631/story.html#ixzz1ekMOkF6d

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Wind caused damage to my house :(

Waiting for roofing estimator to give me a call

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^ that sucks

luckily we got our roof redone over the summer or else we'd probably be blown away by now

tis a gorgeous day today but clearly it's just the calm before the next storm. it is warmer though which is nice

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You would think there's a hurricane where I live its blowing that hard. Some trees look about ready to come down too.

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Pretty darn windy in Surrey right now.. Hopefully the power doesn't go out, putting the turkey on hold..

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Was so hard in New West.

But really calmed down half an hour ago.

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Lights flickered a bit here in Central Van... Gas powered oven ftw.

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I heard on the news onthe weather they said it going to be another Windy and Rainy day.No warnings have been posted yet though.

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Warnings

Metro Vancouver

3:35 PM PST Saturday 21 January 2012

Wind warning for

Metro Vancouver continued http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc42

Southeast winds up to 90 gusting 110 km/h will develop Sunday.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

An intense low pressure center will approach the British Columbia south coast on Sunday. Strong southeast winds of up to 90 gusting 110 km/h will develop over much of south coast regions Sunday morning. In the wake of the low the strong winds will shift to southwest up to 90 gusting 110 km/h late in the afternoon. The winds will abate overnight as the low moves inland and weakens

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From one weather pattern to the next eh?

Better charge up the LED flashlight just in case

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The weather here is just unpredictable, what's next? Thunder/Lightning?

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Warnings

Metro Vancouver

3:31 PM PST Friday 24 February 2012

Wind warning for

Metro Vancouver issued

West or northwesterly winds up to 80 km/h will develop overnight.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

A low pressure system currently over the BC coast will continue to spread snow over Whistler and Central Coast - inland sections tonight. Additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are expected tonight. Snow will taper off to a few flurries overnight over Whistler but will continue over Central Coast - inland sections on Saturday with another 5 to 10 centimetres expected.

Meanwhile, the low pressure system will move eastward and inland tonight. In the wake of the low west or northwesterly winds of up to 80 km/h will develop overnight over Greater Victoria, Metro Vancouver, Southern Gulf Islands, east and West Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. The winds are forecast to ease Saturday afternoon as the system moves further inland and weakens.

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I played 2 hockey games last night and have 2 more tonight so this wind is perfect because I can air out my equipment on the deck. Sorry for the stench Burnaby :)

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