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Vancouver has waaaayyyy to much snow!

TeriM
January 3rd, 2009, 06:44 PM
Ok, just to amuse the rest of the country ......

We have had a very bizarre winter so far. The snow started mid-Dec and basically has only stopped for short times. We have had a bit of rain which has consolidated some of it down a bit but basically this city is NOT equipped to handle this kind of snow :yell:.

Snowbanks are twice as tall as Riley :eek:
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Anyone want to try to jump the snowbank to catch the bus?
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This car was almost dug out last week but looks like the owners gave up
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TeriM
January 3rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Yeah, finally a few signs of some warming and thawing although lots of new snow today. Tomorrow is supposed to bring the rain :thumbs up.
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This is what Vancouver usually does at this time of year :D
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See, we do have snowplows :rolleyes:.
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TeriM
January 3rd, 2009, 06:52 PM
This is my street.
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Riley is helping with clearing branches ;).
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Lucy seems totally disgusted with the snow. It has actually frozen over mostly in our back yard which makes it easier for her to get around but she is basically sticking close to the deck unless encouraged otherwise.
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growler~GateKeeper
January 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
This is my street.

Street? :confused: I don't see a street :rolleyes: :crazy::laughing:

Aww poor Lucy:grouphug: must be extra slippery for her when it freezes. Looks like Rileys' having the time of his life though :D

Love4himies
January 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Naanaanaa :p Looks like the equivalent of one snowfall for Ontario/Quebec. :laughing:

Whoops, I mean, :sorry: you have a bit of snow, being in Canada and all :rolleyes: :D

aslan
January 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
Naanaanaa :p Looks like the equivalent of one snowfall for Ontario/Quebec. :laughing:

Whoops, I mean, :sorry: you have a bit of snow, being in Canada and all :rolleyes: :D

:laugh::laugh: that's what i thought too love4. West coasters welcome to our world. ok i'll be sympathetic.:grouphug: make some hot chocolate, put on a movie and snuggle the furbabies.

growler~GateKeeper
January 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
L4H & Aslan :p :p

:D

TeriM
January 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
L4H & Aslan :p :p

Ditto!

:D

But,but, but, but ....
most people here don't have a proper snow shovel
we only get one bag of salt and expect it to last for the decade :D
you saw the pic of our only snow plow :rolleyes:
we are wimps!!!!! and we picked the west coast for a reason :D

hazelrunpack
January 3rd, 2009, 07:39 PM
omg, you really meant that you have a snow plow?! :laughing: ooops....I mean :eek: :grouphug:

Man, that's a mess o' snow, though. I think you have more than we do!! We're getting frequent snowfall, but only a little at a time. Right now we're getting freezing rain :rolleyes:

I love that shot of Riley by the car! :laughing: He looks like he's giving it instructions for climbing out of the mess it's in! :p

And Lucy's expression! :laugh:

kanis
January 4th, 2009, 11:40 AM
It's supposed to rain a lot today. Ugh... So then it's going to be one big sopping wet mess. Floods. :( Actually I think we're back to "typical" lower mainland weather this week. Above zero temps and rain. And tomorrow, it's back to school time so those semi-quiet roads will have more traffic. And those lovely sidewalks that weren't plowed? Students will be walking on the sides of the roads. Dangerous.

Frenchy
January 4th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Not only one snowplow TeriM ? :laughing:

I would have thought Lucy would like the snow ?

14+kitties
January 4th, 2009, 12:04 PM
:eek: :D
I guess now is not a good time to say that we can see grass here. :rolleyes: It has been unseasonably warm. But, I think that is supposed to change soon. :frustrated:
This year has been weird. I think we have your weather and visa versa for you. :grouphug:

Love4himies
January 4th, 2009, 12:09 PM
I guess we should never laugh at BC's whimpy weather stamina :grouphug:, it may come and bite us in the but when we get 2 or 3 - 30 cm dumps and fridget temps of -20 before wind chill.

No, wait, it will take more than that to get us going, that is the norm for us :laughing: :laughing:

:p:p

Chris21711
January 4th, 2009, 12:15 PM
It looks very pretty :D

pbpatti
January 4th, 2009, 12:20 PM
this must be a record for Vancouver, hopefully the regular dark rainy waether comes back for you:D, one reason I have alway loved AB is that it can be -20 to -40 and we have the beautiful blue sky and sunshine, I could not handle the gloomy rainy season that
Van has.

otter
January 4th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Snow and Cities just don't mix :frustrated:
It's always crazy that city planners never take into consideration space for things like snow banks.
I think it's just too much work to deal with snow, it's easier just to "stick your head in a snowdrift" and hope it all goes away SOON.

Tis beautiful when it is all white though :cloud9:

but, i'm guessing... time for it all to go away :D

Just don't be sending it here... we got enough :cool:

(if you like I can send my old snow shovel... I had to get a BIGGER one :laughing:, I go through more than one a year - they wear out :frustrated:)

Love4himies
January 4th, 2009, 02:59 PM
this must be a record for Vancouver, hopefully the regular dark rainy waether comes back for you:D, one reason I have alway loved AB is that it can be -20 to -40 and we have the beautiful blue sky and sunshine, I could not handle the gloomy rainy season that
Van has.

I couldn't agree more and I keep telling my Ontario friends that -30 Edm weather is better than Ontario's -10, blowing, damp cold.

Today was beautiful, cold, but sunny and calm day, reminded me of Edmonton so I had to go for a long, long walk in the golf course.

chico2
January 4th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Teri,I am very sorry you got the white stuff,do you have army out there??
They should call them in,like mayor Lastmann did:laughing::laughing:
You have more snow than us:laughing::laughing:
I could not stand living in a place with a lot of rain,I rather have snow than rain,unless they are April-Showershttp://bestsmileys.com/weather/1.gif

growler~GateKeeper
January 4th, 2009, 08:23 PM
It's supposed to rain a lot today.

:laughing: Weatherman's wrong again! More snow :crazy: :laughing:

do you have army out there??

:D pffft no they don't call out the army for snow clearing :laughing: and you Ontarians call us wimpy :p :laughing: :D just teasing ;) Wouldn't mind seeing some army muscle though ;) and not for snow removal :lovestruck:

angeldogs
January 4th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Naanaanaa :p Looks like the equivalent of one snowfall for Ontario/Quebec. :laughing:

Whoops, I mean, :sorry: you have a bit of snow, being in Canada and all :rolleyes: :D

:laughing::laughing:.

All that snow for vancouver is just :crazy:

growler~GateKeeper
January 4th, 2009, 10:52 PM
The "evergreen" trees on the right were completely bare & green around 3pm today :laughing:

TeriM
January 4th, 2009, 10:58 PM
So much for the "guaranteed" rain that would "definately" be here before noon today :frustrated:.

It is kinda pretty though :cloud9:. I just prefer it to stay up on the mountain or at least just visit us for a few days :rolleyes:.

growler~GateKeeper
January 4th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Good thing I walked over to the pet supply store this morning to p/u litter and not waited until mid week :D Half of the sidewalks were slush, the other half buried in untouched snow - had to walk back on the road carrying a 20lbs bag of litter - sure got a couple of weird looks :laughing: The only sidewalk fully and completely clear was the pet supply store :thumbs up I think it's the only one in my whole area :rolleyes:

It's gonna get soooo much worse once the rain starts.

kanis
January 5th, 2009, 09:03 PM
:laughing: Weatherman's wrong again! More snow :crazy: :laughing:

I cannot believe how much snow fell yesterday! It was a blizzard last night. I crossed my fingers that it would be a snow day but no. :(

Tomorrow the rains are supposed to come now. We'll see. :frustrated:

rainbow
January 10th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Well you guys down on the coast have my sympathy. :D

Is it mostly gone for you now? :fingerscr

Do any of you have pics of Chilliwack's flooding to post? :eek:

kanis
January 10th, 2009, 01:41 PM
I knew that with all this snow, the flooding would be bad. A number of roads have been closed due to flooding and as you can see, in Chilliwack, it's really bad.http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20090108/bc_600_abbotsford_flood_0901082.jpg http://images.ctv.ca/gallery/photo/bc_flood_emergency_20090108/image27.jpg

This shot is of the river near my school. On Thursday, the road to my school was closed for a while but then when the water subsided, they opened it up to allow students to get to school.
http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20090108/480_bc_nicomekl_river_fraser_flood_090108.jpg

chico2
January 10th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Oh wow!! That's a lot of water,scary stuff!!
Hope you're ok,no flooded basement or anything:fingerscr

rainbow
January 11th, 2009, 12:37 AM
kanis, I hope everyone there has seen the worst of it. :fingerscr

Is that your house in the first pic? ......I love it. :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 11th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Oy! The basements must be messy :eek:

Is it still raining or is the water finally subsiding? :goodvibes:

kanis
January 11th, 2009, 03:20 PM
No, it's not my home. For once I'm thankful I live in a condo. Though we've had some leaking in our parkade, our place is safe and sound. The flooding has subsided which is good. And while there's rain in the forecast (it is the lower mainland afterall!) it's not going to be the harsh storms we've had to deal with in the last week.

lUvMyLaB<3
January 11th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I lOVE snow when it is not too cold out and the snow actually sticks together so u can make a snowman!!! We have not had that :( We don't even have that much snow. It has been WAY too cold to snow. School has been cancelled a couple of times, when it is below -47 they call it off.

My dogs still insist that we go out, so we bundle up and go, but I wish they would pay attention to the weather channel and maybe rethink it... toooo cold. It has been a really really cold winter here so far. It has not been warmer than -20 since december not even for one day, and a lot of days way in the -40's. ahhhh thats manitoba for you!! My brother lives in toronto now, his wife came last year to manitoba and she had never been here before hahaha, that will teach her to complain when she is at home and it is -15!! :) at least we get hot summers... the whole 3 months we have without snow!!

chico2
January 12th, 2009, 07:20 AM
:yell:-47C,I don't think I could live in Manitoba,or Alberta where my son lives that's just tooo coldhttp://bestsmileys.com/cold/11.gif

Love4himies
January 12th, 2009, 07:33 AM
:yell:-47C,I don't think I could live in Manitoba,or Alberta where my son lives that's just tooo coldhttp://bestsmileys.com/cold/11.gif

I find the weather in Edmonton much more enjoyable than here in Kingston. They have beautiful sunny days, not so much wind and it is a dry cold. As a teenager I didn't notice any difference between a Winnepeg winter than a Kingston winter, temp was lower, but the damp wind is horrible here.

I bundle up no differently here for a -10 walk, than I did for a -40 walk in Edmonton.

chico2
January 12th, 2009, 07:47 AM
My son and his GF,live in Vermilion about 2 hours east of Edmonton and they have the wind and very cold,but you are right,-30 there feels like -10 here,that's what he says,still too cold for me though:laughing:

Dog Dancer
January 12th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Ah yes Teri, and yeah we do have a snow plow, and I think four of us have snow tires.... But not me. I'm also in one of the higher elevation areas like Teri, and the dogs could walk right over the fence in the front yard last week. After a week of rain we now have about a foot of snow on the lawn, but the snow banks are still three to four feet high. I think we'll have those until June. This pic (sorry its so big, I'm just shocked it's here normally they don't load for me) is of Shadow (curly tail) and Halo checking out the first snowfall of many. They love it.

growler~GateKeeper
January 12th, 2009, 11:05 PM
I'll bet Shadow & Halo had so much fun playing in the snow :cloud9: :dog:

TeriM
January 12th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Yeah, if the snowfall gave us a pic of Shadow :lovestruck: and Halo :lovestruck: then I guess it was ok afterall :D.

Dog Dancer
January 13th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Aw thanks guys, then I see it's in the pets free pic section - oops. Figures I finally get a pic to load and it's in the wrong place. Oh well. But yeah like most doggies they LOVE the snow. Shadow is 11 and you can't slow her down in the snow.