Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Arctic Inflow


Snow. And again. I've not seen this much in this city for over a dozen years at least. And it's not about to go anywhere. It's going to stay piled up right on top of my car, and then freeze, and then compress with the salt and turn into a sedentary layer of white limestone betraying to future civic paeleontologists the location of that 1/2 inch copper hose coupling I dropped today and could not find anywhere. Burst outdoor piping. Don't ask.
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I've heard the meteorologists down south repeat the phrase "arctic air coming down from Canada" when this kind of weather blows in. We don't have no 'Canada' to blame up here. Instead the weatherpeople use the ominous "arctic inflow" to describe weather that's meant for Edmonton but somehow ends up getting lost and howls down the coast. And let me tell you "arctic inflow" ain't no appliance manufacturer. It's nasty cold. Above is a picture of the inflow inflowing - on a recent crossing of Hotham sound. That's cold you can see. 
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But it will soon be Christmas. And that's good. So let me take this chance to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

58 comments:

Naomi said...

Merry Christmas David!

At least you have snow- in good old England we're currently having a very not-white christmas...

maxx said...

Pěkné vánoce přeju ze zablácené moravy ;-)

Meg said...

And a Merry Christmas to you from equally snowy and cold Seattle. Hope you're able to get that carp like you showed us last year.

May the new year bring blessings of joy, peace, and prosperity.

Alexandra said...

Awww, Take Care David. Love to read your posts ^_^.

Same than Naomi here in Belgium, reaaaally not a white christmas. Grey grey grey!
That's propably why I'm enjoying the view you share with us on your blog. ^^

BeckettFan's Tales said...

Merry Christmas to you too David!!!!
Down here in the south its just COLD!!!!!!!! No snow YET!! Try to stay warm!!

Rose said...

Oh, man. Burst outdoor plumbing? That sucks. Hope it was easily dealt with.

Happy holidays! It's plenty nice where I am - should try a Southern holiday one year with the family. :)

Ivana said...

Merry Christmas to you David!!! Sretan Bozic!! And a Happy, Wonderful, Lucky and Healthy New Year!!!

Ivana

Jinx said...

Ah, so THAT'S what cold looks like!

We are certainly having a white Christmas here. I got snowed in & actually had time to bake this year!

Hope your Holidays are safe, happy & wonderful!

jessica wheeler said...

thnak again for all your posts. i enjoy reqading them. i hope to see you on the big screen again soon. merry christmas and have a great new year.

I live not too far south of you, really just past seattle. spent the whole last weekend indoors watching it snow. we have 15 inches. well at least its pretty to look at from inside. i had to dig a trech to my car to get to work. wheew.

Annabel said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

AngelAmidala said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

Beth said...

Brrr... that does look cold. Being that I'm the other side of the world it's quite warm here and while I think I prefer cold it's never cold enough here to get snow.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas David!

Leaper said...

Holy cow. O_O

On the one hand, that's a rather pretty picture, but on the other, ack! COLDNESS!

But, hey, have a Merry Christmas! Hopefully, you and yours will be able to be nice and toasty warm. *nod*

Raven said...

Ah, yes, burst outdoor plumbing. I don't need to ask, I know. I'm in an RV in the Okanagan where I was told it wouldn't get this nasty. :-)

Thank you for the updates and happy holidays!

Lapis said...

Merry Green Christmas from the land of Fruits, Nuts, and Quakes! Although there may be some snow on a mountain down here somewhere - none that I can see at the moment.

Sending virtual homemade eggnog and chocolate fudge (need energy to deal with those outdoor water line breaks!)

Elyse said...

Burst pipes. No fun!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year's! :)

Lily said...

Merry Xmas from Argentina. We're in summer down here so no snow for me :)

Thanks for 5 great years of Dr Zelenka :)

Rosehawk said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Wonderful and Safe New year.

Burst pipes are no fun. We have to take precautions to make sure our indoor pipes don't freeze and we haven't even hit the really cold season yet! *yikes*

'Course we can blame our weather on 'artic air coming in from Canada.'

Ange said...

I'm currently blaming all the rain we've been having on the Antarctic Inflow, if there was such a thing. Just like every other year, it's raining for Christmas in NZ.

But at least that give me an excuse to stay in and watch the family movies on TV. Caught 'Merlin's Apprentice' this afternoon. Good times!

Have a happy and safe holiday, and the best of luck for the New Year. :)

Jennifer said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas David!

Its absolutely freezing here in northern Alberta, the words "day time high" and "-30C" shouldn't be allowed in the same sentence.

Jennifer

claddagh08 said...

David,
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sending you virtual hot chocolate with mini marshmallows from snowy NY!

l57371 said...

Speaking on behalf of Edmonton, you can keep it! We have enough of our own, tyvm, with windchills down to -40 in spots we really don't need any of yours joining it.

But merry merry anyway. :-)

faithchan said...

Merry Christmas!

Sometimes I think I'm the only person who actually LIKES it when it snows (after all, snow is the only excuse that Mother Nature has for making it so FREAKIN COLD!). :)

Hope your holiday is joyful, and all the best in the new year!

Drakkenfyre said...

And a Merry Christmas to you!

If it's any consolation, it's even colder in Edmonton. So I guess this time it found Edmonton and still had enough stamina left over to make the long trek down the coast.

Anyway, I laughed out loud at your description. Thanks! :)

xathras said...

Well, here in Oregon they're calling it an Alaskan air mass. I wrote Gov. Palin a note requesting she not let her air masses wander around unattended, and that she remove it and its droppings immediately.

Fran said...

Merry Christmas David. Snowing here in Toronto been snowing for hours and lucky me I get to shovel in the morning.

Hugs

Fran

Elly M said...

Merry Christmas, David! Hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday. :)

Here in Malaysia the weather is hot and windy. ;)

Take care.

Jarmom said...

Hezké Vánoce, Davide!
Pak tu máme mít nějaký sníh, kdyýž jste si to vy nechali všechen pro sebe. 8)

Anonymous said...

From France, I wish you and your family :
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Michelle Lunsford said...

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and yours as well.

And for goodness sake, bundle up and stay warm. ; )

Tar-ara Istandil said...

Přeji ti nádherné Vánoce, alespoň dle našeho kalendáře vše nej k blízkému svátku a samozřejmě co nejpodařenější Nový rok (a nejen ten jediný den, co se zve "Nový", i když ten speciálně) ;-).

Stargatelvr said...

Merry Christmas David!

Quincy said...

Happy Holidays to you David.

Since this is my first snow I'm enjoying bounding around Vancouver. Madison twisted her ankle on the second day and has been grumbling ever since.

Becky L said...

Merry Christmas David from a very ice covered Central Illinois! May 2009 bring you, your family and friends nothing but the best!

Veronika said...

Merry Christmas David from a not-so-snowy Hungary!!

Or as we say, Boldog Karácsonyt! :)

Kate said...

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all that jazz.

Murr. I feel you on the snow. Way too much around here for my liking. I'll admit, for Christmas it's fine, but once the holiday is done I want it gone. D:

CWise said...

Merry Christmas! I'm glad to hear you're doing well, despite having a frozen car.

And I've heard some suggestions that the US build a wall between us and Canada to keep the cold weather out. Darn that Arctic inflow, anyway.

Eillen said...

Pozdě, ale přece.

Přeji ti krásné svátky, šťastný Nový (i nový) rok. A hlavně zdraví.

Anonymous said...

i use to live in Alaska and thought it funny to hear that lower 48 weatherman and those from Canada blame Alaska for their cold spell. In Alaska, the weather people always reported the cold coming from...you got it, Russia!! it seems that cold weather never is created anywhere! its always comes from somewhere else.

H.D. said...

Merry Christmas!

Misty aka s_aurius said...

Merry Christmas!

Sorry to hear it's so cold there. It didn't feel too much like Christmas here. I wore shorts all day! It was 80'F here.

I miss the snow and cold weather... well at least at Christmas. The rest of the time I don't mind it being nice and warm. :)

Sasha said...

Here's my super-delayed comment...
Sorry this is late, I kinda got sick and couldn't get on my computer
Merry Belated Christmas!
I hope yours went well.
And I feel you on the cold. First it was snowy and cold then it warms into slush and then froze into ice. Let's just hope you don'y have to face that too -_-
Can't wait for your necxt post
-Kanku

Jana Jelínková said...

I já se připojuji k přání: Šťasné a veselé vánoce vam přeji Davide, taky Z Moravy:-)

Scary said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Thanks for all your blogs. : )

Here's hoping that 2009 brings news of you working on the SGA movie.

hsmom56514 said...

Sorry to hear about your weather!
We just got done with our latest blizzard, 2 feet of snow, 40 mph winds, -20 temps, and -45 to -50 windchills! And guess what? we get some more coming in soon! :)
Hope you get your car out!!

Anonymous said...

Všechno nejlepší k svátku

Anonymous said...

A mnoho štěstí do nového roku

dfb said...

http://www.stream.cz/video/199590-kalendar-misi-a-risi-david/0

dfb said...

Všechno nejlepší

Babygirl_Firedragon said...

Hi David!
Yup I think last week we were having our own version of Arctic Inflow here in Tucson, AZ.

I walk into the Univ. of Arizona Library at 8am it was 55F(23C) and I left 4 hours later and no lie it was 32F(0C) in 4 hours! The freezing rain did not help either!

Hope you had a great Christmas and You have a wonderful New Years as well! I know I will! It's my Birthday! YUp born 01.01.1977 so it's the 3-2 for me lol

archersangel said...

the weather here is nuttier than a fruitcake! freezing for a few days, then nearly 50 degrees fahrenheit for a day or two. repeat once a week or so.

Nicolas said...

Happy New Year David!!

Rweethareyet said...

Happy New Year!

in-the-works-images said...

happy new year to you dave, greetings from across the pond

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel said...

NYKL SAVES FROZEN FAMILY ON INTERSTATE: Family of 3, me, husband and 12 year old Emma, trapped at night on black-ice covered Kentucky insterstate 71 which has been closed down for three hours - engines off, pitch black, temps dropping, 12 year old panicking in the dark...I pull out the Nykl Stargate audio CD I'd hidden away and played it - the 12 year old Emma (and her mother)glom on to the story like a lifeline - as we sit under blankets munching Christmas cookies as the hours pass, Emma repeatedly says "Just don't turn off Dr. Zelenka. As long as I can hear him, I'm fine." An 18 hour trip from New York later, we were safely in Louisville. Nykl saves the day. Possibly the planet. I'll put the scene in my next book (www.codykimmel.com). Most earnest thanks from the unwillingly ice-bound Kimmel family.

Kim said...

That was awesome! God was watching you!
Last summer our car was totalled when hit by pieces of a falling bridge. My 8 year-old, my 5 year=old and I were unhurt! My 19=year old, an avid Stargate fan(as am I) said later-- "you must have had your personal shields on!"

Rosehawk said...

Hey nice pic that Joe Mazzolli posted on his blog with Zelenka lying on the operating table. Did you get a nice nap?

Rosehawk said...

Enemy at the Gate was great tonight! You guys all did a fantastic job. Atlantis will really be missed! Hope we hear more about the movie soon!

Nice that Zelenka had the idea that was key to saving Earth!

Look forward to continued Blog updates!