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Old 08-08-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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How come we never get weather like that in BC? No big hail, no tornadoes, no massive snow storms, no nothing. I should move the Alberta because it seems that the Rockies somehow block the exciting weather from reaching BC. Does anyone know why this is the case?
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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How come we never get weather like that in BC? No big hail, no tornadoes, no massive snow storms, no nothing. I should move the Alberta because it seems that the Rockies somehow block the exciting weather from reaching BC. Does anyone know why this is the case?
I'm thinking it's because you get airmasses and flow from the Pacific to stabilize the atmosphere. There has to be times when the flow is more from the north or south and you get something, no?
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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I'm thinking it's because you get airmasses and flow from the Pacific to stabilize the atmosphere. There has to be times when the flow is more from the north or south and you get something, no?
The only time we get something is when the air flow is from the west off the Pacific. Otherwise, it's mostly just stagnant, calm conditions, usually hot and sunny in summer, cool with interspersed valley cloud in winter. I'm at 50N, and a few years ago I went to Edmonton (53N) for the summer. Ho Lee Schmidt, I've never seen such crazy weather in my life. It would be 32/90 in the day, and then crazy thunderstorms would be going off all night, then the next day would be hot and sunny again until the next thunderstorm dumped some rain and hail down on me. Then it's still hot in the afternoon. They even had a tornado warning one day.

Over here, it's hot and sunny for two weeks, then you get a day of cool rain with weak thunderstorms (highs in the 60s), then it takes 3 or 4 days to get back in the 90s. It was just crazy how they could get an inch of rain Edmonton, and then be 80 or 90 in the afternoon. If we get an inch of rain, it's probably only going to get up to 70 at most, and won't get in the 80s for two days after that.

Don't get me wrong, we do get hail (I would guess about once per year), but it's never bigger than the little buttons you can click on when submitting a new post if you want to add a smilie to your post.

Northeast BC gets some crazy storms, but it's on the east side of the Rockies.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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this week while i was visiting my home town in central mexico, jalisco, a hailstorm dropped halis the size of golf halls, they dented car hoods, broke windows, and ****ed up fields of corn.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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That time of the year. Watch these guys park in the right (or wrong) spot. Must of been some serious updraft there in North Carolina yesterday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQEe2FUL2o
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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Snow plows were out in mid July because 4" of hail fell.

Hailstorm prompts use of snowplows in South Dakota city
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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There's a report you don't see often. Not wind driven rain... How about Wind Driven Hail in Dalton, Nebraska with 70-80mph gusts! WTF



http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/DF.c5/DC.textf/DS.lsrnw/sn.0297.txt
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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Video from Texas today


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Old 05-03-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Louisiana today.

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Old 05-03-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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Wow, that's not too far from where I live! The hail-producing storm stayed to my south.

These are some of the hail reports in my parish (county). One was by a CoCoRaHS observer.

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