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(Metronews.ca)   You think you've had a rough winter? Winnipeg finally gave the all clear that their pipes are no longer in danger of freezing   (metronews.ca) divider line 61
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2014-07-03 09:47:11 PM  
Actually I just heard that a few days ago. Frequently I listen to Coast to Coast with George Noory on CJOB Winnipeg because Winnipeg is cool. And because USA ad council commercials are completely dizzbrained. At least Burris Lumber is a real thing. Not that honey he's not smiling maybe he has autism isn't real, but by the 50th time hearing it I worry if maybe I have autism.
 
2014-07-03 10:48:01 PM  
Just in time for the floods!
 
2014-07-03 10:49:00 PM  
Perfect use of cool tag.
 
2014-07-03 10:58:57 PM  
The prairies: -40F all winter, 100F all summer. And so flat that a couple days of rain puts five million square miles underwater.
 
2014-07-03 11:00:40 PM  
Big deal, it's not like they have indoor plumbing yet anyway
 
2014-07-03 11:01:00 PM  
Sounds like a contest for pirates.
 
2014-07-03 11:01:53 PM  
....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.
 
2014-07-03 11:09:06 PM  
not interested.

the only canadian municipal stories i enjoy are ones about morbidly obese mayors getting high on crack and screaming at city police.
 
2014-07-03 11:12:48 PM  
The snowpiles from the winter road clearing will still be around for a while yet too.
 
2014-07-03 11:13:46 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.


It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.
 
2014-07-03 11:17:08 PM  
Yeah, we'll we live in a house at 1200 ft above sea level and it gets damn cold here in the winter.

Like as low as 63 or something. Brrrr! Had to go find a pair of old sweat pants! Thank god it's summer now.
 
2014-07-03 11:21:23 PM  
And now they have huge swarms of carnivorous mosquitoes to look forward to!
 
2014-07-03 11:28:57 PM  
Here is the most recent photo of Winnipeg I could find:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-03 11:30:01 PM  
Wonderful, wonderful Winnipeg!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-03 11:30:49 PM  

moeburn: Here is the most recent photo of Winnipeg I could find:


Why does Canada have all the cool stuff we don't. Where are our submarine cars?
 
2014-07-03 11:31:16 PM  
Are the races still frozen in the river?
 
2014-07-03 11:32:43 PM  
Goddammit. Racehorses, not races...
 
2014-07-03 11:34:46 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.


South Dakota in winter is warmer than Minnesota in Summer.

So says Markn Twain.
 
2014-07-03 11:34:53 PM  
Two seasons, Winter and flood.
 
2014-07-03 11:35:43 PM  

Rigby-Reardon: moeburn: Here is the most recent photo of Winnipeg I could find:

Why does Canada have all the cool stuff we don't. Where are our submarine cars?


It's become an annual event, every summer my local news is "flooded" with reports of cities all over Saskatchewan and Manitoba experiencing the most devastating flood in years.
 
2014-07-03 11:36:15 PM  
cdnimg.visualizeus.com
 
2014-07-03 11:39:17 PM  

Johnny_Canuck: Two seasons, Winter and flood.


Correction: Too cold, and TOO MANY SKEETERS
 
2014-07-03 11:46:22 PM  

NathanAllen: That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.

South Dakota in winter is warmer than Minnesota in Summer.

So says Markn Twain.


Coldest it got while I was there was -26, and the "wind chill" apparently made it feel like -80. They didn't close school for a little snow, they closed school for your farking fingers freezing off if you went outside for more than a minute. Plus, tornadoes in the summer, flooding whenever it felt like it, ridiculously huge thunderstorms, and swarms of mosquitoes. Only an idiot would willingly live in a continental climate.
 
2014-07-03 11:46:29 PM  
I live here in Winnipeg. It is awesome. Real seasons. Where I work, our shop had frozen pipes from December sometime until JUNE THE TWENTY_FARKING_FIFTH!! We RULE!!
 
2014-07-03 11:53:54 PM  
"if you thing that their pipes are cold, you should meet my ex-girlfriend" ba-da-tish.
 
2014-07-03 11:55:08 PM  

wireguy: I live here in Winnipeg. It is awesome. Real seasons. Where I work, our shop had frozen pipes from December sometime until JUNE THE TWENTY_FARKING_FIFTH!! We RULE!!


Rule the doing plumbing wrong, yah.
 
2014-07-03 11:57:27 PM  
This is why sane people live in California.

//yes, we have a bunch of crazies too
 
2014-07-04 12:00:30 AM  
"Only the best go North" ... when forced to by orders.
 
2014-07-04 12:04:40 AM  
Hasn't anyone in this city ever heard of a terp? [puzzled.]
 
2014-07-04 12:05:03 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-04 12:06:05 AM  
I guess it's now officially Mosquito season.
 
2014-07-04 12:07:55 AM  
Being from Minnesota, yes winter sucked big time.
 
2014-07-04 12:12:39 AM  

toejam: Being from Minnesota, yes winter sucked big time.


State bird season sucks more.
 
2014-07-04 12:12:50 AM  

That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.


My grandfather had a saying he liked to repeat. "You can always put more clothes on, but there's only so much you can take off."

/coastal Texan
//would prefer the cold
 
2014-07-04 12:16:18 AM  

That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.


I disagree.  I'm ready to trade the heat of FL in for somewhere with four actual seasons.  Years of perpetual summer mess with your head.  When it's warm, green, and sunny year round your internal clock never resets.  I yearn for months of cold gray days, crisp winds, and piles of snow just for a little variety.
 
2014-07-04 12:16:21 AM  

wireguy: I live here in Winnipeg. It is awesome. Real seasons. Where I work, our shop had frozen pipes from December sometime until JUNE THE TWENTY_FARKING_FIFTH!! We RULE!!


another farkin winnipeger.  HIGH FIVE!
vote for me in the upcoming election.  vote often
 
2014-07-04 12:20:19 AM  

moeburn: Wonderful, wonderful Winnipeg!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x478]


So you're either underwater, or under frozen water...? Snorkel guys must make a mint off you up there.
 
2014-07-04 12:21:55 AM  

CyberKultist: That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.

My grandfather had a saying he liked to repeat. "You can always put more clothes on, but there's only so much you can take off."

/coastal Texan
//would prefer the cold


There's another old saying, "you can't shovel sunshine."
 
2014-07-04 12:23:39 AM  
And they just released their first Frozen Pipe Warning of the 2014-2015 winter season.
 
2014-07-04 12:30:39 AM  
Coastal California: Almost never below 40F, and just a few days a year over 100F. Most of the year, it's in the 60s and 70s, and generally the humidity is low (easily the most underappreciated thing about our weather).

Y'all can have your "seasons", but I honestly can't imagine living somewhere with freezing winters and hot, humid summers.
 
2014-07-04 12:32:48 AM  
Well, it is known as Winterpeg...
 
2014-07-04 12:33:16 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.

I disagree.  I'm ready to trade the heat of FL in for somewhere with four actual seasons.  Years of perpetual summer mess with your head.  When it's warm, green, and sunny year round your internal clock never resets.  I yearn for months of cold gray days, crisp winds, and piles of snow just for a little variety.


I like Georgia winters. Cold enough that you get frost and stuff, but mostly harmless
 
2014-07-04 12:38:10 AM  
So two more weeks until they have to start worrying again?
 
2014-07-04 12:39:41 AM  

NathanAllen: That Guy Jeff: Forbidden Doughnut: ....still better than seemingly endless days of +100 F heat ( like in Arizona ).

/ not an issue for Canadians, of course.

It was 113 F today. Waaaaaaay better than any day under 30. I've lived up north (South Dakota) and I've lived down here. It's a bajillion time better to be in the heat.

South Dakota in winter is warmer than Minnesota in Summer.

So says Markn Twain.


I took I90 back from Colorado to Wisconsin in feb a couple days after the super bowl. Crossing from SD to MN felt like the season changed
 
2014-07-04 12:46:25 AM  
Cool.  Just in time for the 4th of July.  They must be thrilled.
 
2014-07-04 12:57:35 AM  

doofusgumby: Johnny_Canuck: Two seasons, Winter and flood.

Correction: Too cold, and TOO MANY SKEETERS


Touché
 
2014-07-04 01:05:36 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: So two more weeks until they have to start worrying again?


Growing up in Montana, I remember years like that.  One year, we got 2 feet of snow on July 4.  Then, the temperature soared to over 100 degrees with under 10% humidity -first, the floods came from all the meltin snow, then, the hills and mountains went from green to brown, lit on fire (love Montana wildfires), then winter came again ;)
 
2014-07-04 01:31:16 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: doofusgumby: Johnny_Canuck: Two seasons, Winter and flood.

Correction: Too cold, and TOO MANY SKEETERS

Touché


Had a girlfriend up in Saskatoon there. Ayup.
 
2014-07-04 01:44:07 AM  
of note... we are not actually rid of ALL frozen pipes... there are 13 properties with pipes frozen that they can not service for one reason or another... so yeah.. maybe in a week or so...
 
2014-07-04 01:57:26 AM  

moeburn: Rigby-Reardon: moeburn: Here is the most recent photo of Winnipeg I could find:

Why does Canada have all the cool stuff we don't. Where are our submarine cars?

It's become an annual event, every summer my local news is "flooded" with reports of cities all over Saskatchewan and Manitoba experiencing the most devastating flood in years.


Alex Trebek-like typing detected.
 
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