The Living Force
Happyville said:In 1986 in Calgary before moving, a Chinook wind was blowing hard in mid October with a warm westerly flow - it was in the mid 20's c (70's). To the North, a massive black cold front ridge stretching from west to east pushed down and withing a very short time period the temperature went from those mid 20's to minus -20's. Note: "Halley's comet appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986"
Calgary is in Chinook valley and has been for-ever - I am not sure the comet has anything to do with the Chinook!
A few years following, in April/May, a winter storm hit that snapped telephone poles like tooth-picks - thousands of them it seemed as well as steel transmission towers being folded over like they were tinfoil - yup, took notice then.
Also very normal ( although extremely dangerous ) is freezing rain - which is a danger in March April and May because its a transitional spring weather period for the central / eastern Canada ! Kids don't go to school when there is a chance of freezing rain!
I'm not sure what the purpose was of your post, but it seems to me you are coming across as argumentative. If I'm misunderstanding your post, I apologize.
Usually, if one wanted to decide if a weather event was anomalous or typical, they would have to perform an analysis of, at the bare minimum, the intensity and duration of the event and then compare it against the historic record for that location and time of year. I don't know what MnSportsman's reason for posting mention of the specific Chinook and ice storm in terms of whether they we anomalous or merely interesting examples of extreme weather changes with a note that they occurred around the time of a comet's appearance, but the gist of your post is to suggest they were typical and not related to a comet, even though MnSportsman's mention of the comet was as a note and not offered as a cause.
So, was your assertion is based on some form of analysis or were you merely applying the faulty logic that, since Chinooks occur pretty much every year, that there would be no reason to consider the specific Chinook mentioned was any different than the usual? The same applies to the ice storm mentioned. Although freezing rain is not uncommon, the episode mentioned seemed to have been more severe than usual.
The equivalent to that logic would be to suggest that since we, in Eastern Canada experience freezing rain almost every year, the freezing rain we had in 1998 was typical, even though it was referred to as the Great North American Ice Storm of 1998, that snapped hydro and telephone poles and trees like toothpicks and left millions in the dark, some without power for weeks, shut down Ottawa and Montreal, and required the military to be deployed in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
I'm not suggesting these events were part of a larger pattern, as I haven't performed the necessary analysis. So I can't say either way. But I am curious why you are feeling the need to take a side and defend it.
It might be useful to consider why you felt the need to post what you did, to go back and investigate the thoughts, feelings and sensations that lead you to post. It might provide the opportunity to uncover programs which you can work on. For example, if MnSportsman's post made you feel you needed to set the record straight, what was behind that? Could it be that you have a difficult time with change and require things to be stable? How does that manifest, what is behind such a requirement, what emotions are evoked? This type of probing helps unravel the layers of thoughts, emotions and, ultimately early experiences that form our mechanical, reactive nature.
I'm not suggesting these examples apply to you, merely giving them as examples of self observation and evaluation as processes of self work.
Once again, if I'm way off base, forgive me.