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reply to post by Iwinder
I'm a bit confused as to what you wish to discuss.
You've been there for 53 years which is not a very long time to decide what "normal is". Perhaps every 750 years your area experiences bouts of constant wind.
How do you know its not the real normal?
Blizzards, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes....No matter where you live, there is some natural phenomenon that makes it seem less desirable. Not much one can do other than complain about their condition. Personally, I'd move to a warmer climate...then again, I absolutely deplore the cold.
I hope 2014 is a better year for your region of the US....lord knows y'all could use a bit of a break.
They stated on the news tonite that most of north America will be having a colder than usual winter.
I am so glad I moved out of Saskatchewan. I can't imagine that province "colder than usual".
On the plus side, if Alberta gets colder than usual, maybe it won't thaw out every second day. That makes for nasty driving.
The weather has been real damp all summer here too. Nothing could dry out well. This is going to be hard on the woods up here, these trees won't handle that kind of weather. They say that with the global warming there will be a dieoff of the normal fauna. I can see this. The weather was not normal last year. Normal is based on perception and this perception is based on a history within a certain time frame. The trees here on my property and the ones that have been around for a few hundred years cannot survive well if this climate change continues. It is too wet for them. They can live a couple of years but they can't survive many years of this. I suppose someday we may lose the maples and white pines if this continues. The Tamarack trees got hit hard this year also..
The wind is horrendous and the rain never stops, we have not seen the sun for at least 45 days that stayed out for half a day.
The effect of Lake Huron on Port Huron's climate is particularly strong during periods of northerly winds. Under these conditions, the long trajectory of the air over Lake Huron gives Port Huron cooler summer temperatures, while increased snow shower activity may accompany the milder fall and early winter temperatures. With light southwesterly winds, a localized lake breeze may be nearly as effective in giving Port Huron cooler summer temperatures. The lake effect, caused by the prevailing westerly winds blowing over Lake Michigan, often produces cloudiness which extends across Michigan's entire Lower Peninsula, modifying fall and early winter temperatures. Diminished wind speeds or winds which do not traverse large unfrozen lakes often produce clearing skies and the colder temperatures expected at continental locations.
Because the day-to-day weather is controlled by the movement of pressure systems across the nation, this area seldom experiences prolonged periods of hot, humid weather in the summer or extreme cold during the winter. Long term wind and humidity records are not available for this location, but these data should be similar to the following values which were observed at the National Weather Service Office in Flint. The prevailing wind is south-westerly, averaging 10 mph. The strongest one-minute wind speed, 81 mph, was recorded for May 1956. The average 1 P.M. relative humidity varies from 55% for May to 74% for December, and averages 62% annually.
reply to post by Iwinder
Sounds like perfect weather for a wind turbine,at least you wont have to worry about relying on power companies and regular blackouts. And with all the rain, your water tanks wont be getting low.
Take advantage of conditions and make them work for you . I dont like the idea of no sunlight though