Thursday, November 6, 2014

More on Time

      As a continuation of the recent time change post, there are some things I do notice because of the time change.

      When the time changes I seem to notice how short the days have become. Before the time change we still have a long afternoon and some evening. Right after the time change the evening sunlight has gone and the afternoon ends early. Today the sun set at at 4:56. It's dark by 6:00 PM. The sun rose this morning at 7:40 AM. It was dark before when I got up and it's still dark when I get up now after the time change. The shortest day of the year is on it's way.

   However, today was one of those awesome fall days. We had a high of 17 C (65 F). This is not a record but very nice to have. I couldn't find a record high for this day but the record high for November is 22.8 C ( 73 F). If you care to know the record low at Red Deer for November is minus 35 C ( -32 F).

    Now here's  poor excuse. I was busy today and didn't get a photo. Tomorrow is to be much cooler and I might get  snow photo.

    Our warm temperature today was caused by a chinook. Air rushes over the Rocky mountains and drops in altitude. As the air drops it warms up. Chinooks are always come with a high west wind, but I don't mind if I get warm weather. We also have cloud cover but if we look to the west we see blue sky.

     So a November 6 that is very warm is  pleasant bonus. It means one less day of cold winter weather.

28 comments:

  1. These long dark nights are not good but those temperatures are impressive.

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    1. They're pretty rare for this time of year but very nice.

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  2. I do not enjoy dark nights and mornings. I get rather moody in the winter for its always dark. I look forward to Dec 21 and then we gain a moment or few every day as we head to spring. I like your warm temperatures. Seems rain and dark clouds have invaded us since the nor'easter and washing the snow banks away....but I want the sun to shine - I miss it. Have a good day :)

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    1. I used to count days to Dec. 21. I don't anymore. Dark mornings and nights aren't as bad when you're retired.

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  3. It worries me a bit all those unusual high tempertures all over the world....

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    1. Those high temperatures worry me a lot.

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  4. I really don't like how short the days are getting, and this will continue way into December! But mild days...that I do like very much. And I hope we have more of that for awhile to make winter feel as short as possible.

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    1. Things come to an end here wed. when our high is minus 13.

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  5. You are so lucky to get the Chinook Red. Hug B

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    1. Some winters we get many chinooks. The temp rises rapidly when the chinook blows in.

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  6. The days are so short and I do hate that. About the time I have finished chores there is no day light outside to go for a walk! We are going to get a cold norther in a day or two. Weather here has been heaven, so not looking forward to that!

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    1. It's time for the bad stuff but we'll get used to it.

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  7. I am one of those weirdos that loves the time change and it getting dark earlier - feels more Christmasy!!!

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    1. Time change really isn't any big deal. there's still 24 hours in the day.

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  8. The sun is just on the rise and I am headed out.Last night I got a UPS delivery and the poor guy had to use a flashlight to find my home.

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    1. The poor UPS guys get to work long hours. I've seen them out at 9 PM.

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  9. a nice warm autumn day to help carry you in to what comes next! :)

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    1. That's exactly the way it works.

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  10. We had a warm and windy day yesterday, too. It wasn't that warm, though. And the wind was fierce! I loved it. :-)

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    1. Wed. we have a high forecast of minus 13!

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  11. Enjoy this spot of war weather; not to be a gloomy Gus but it probably won't last. Stay warm.

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    1. It only lasted one day. That's the way chinooks work . Sometimes they blow for several days.

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  12. It's been a wonderful fall so far here too!
    Are you going to be affected by the big storm that's going to slam into the Aleutian? I hope not!
    We'll be right on the edge of it when it dips in the us....
    Cheri

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    1. I haven't heard about an Aleutian storm but we aer getting Arctic air which is probably being pulled in be hind the Aleutian storm!!!

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  13. We've experience Chinooks a few time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The sudden and drastic temperature variants were quite incredible...:)

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    1. they are a very pleasant surprise.

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  14. Here we've had a relatively cool fall, with a lot of wet days. Today we have stray snowflakes.

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  15. Well I know you had a very big snowfall that happened much too early (September?) so I'll try not to be envious of 17C while watching the huge, fluffy snowflakes falling outside my window. ;)

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