Well the storm certainly delivered for parts of the Maritimes: 42cm of snow fell in Charlottetown, PEI!
Sounds a lot, however parts of Romania got over 2-3 metres.
Either way I'm insanely jealous
Hello folks, fairly non-descript weather here in the GTA over the past week, one day of flurries followed by some sun, then rain then back to flurries! Today, at 2c, we're in the slightly cooler pattern with snow flurries thru the City of Hamilton area about an hour ago and an area of more general snow squall activity setting up just to the east of T.O. which could bring some areas anything between 5-10cm of fresh accumulation by days end, 2-5cm in downtown Toronto itself possible.
Apart from that we're in the same weather pattern that has been around Eastern Canada and for that, NE United States for the most part during this winter season. The week ahead, forecast to be no different with flurries changing to rain showers by Monday and an unsettled but not stormy pattern during the week. Temps between -1c & 5c.
I've been following from afar, work getting in the road again...... potential for something more significant to come along as Accuweather have been discussing for a good 7-10 days now. However, the storm they thought (or Henry thought!) was to bring a good covering to the Chicagoland/Detroit Metroplex and into Southern Ontario/Lake Erie border for this weekend is infact delivering some snow, not overly troublesome to Roanoake and the Mid-Atlantic states some 1000 miles further south. It appears this winter going to play hardball with all the areas which saw tremendous amounts of snow during winter 2010-11.
Have a great weekend everyone
Hi all, the period of non-weather is coming to an abrupt end this evening across Southern Ontario as winter returns with it's biggest clout of the season so far :
Special weather statement for: City of Toronto Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent Sarnia - Lambton Elgin London - Middlesex Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand Oxford - Brant Niagara City of Hamilton Halton - Peel York - Durham Huron - Perth Waterloo - Wellington Dufferin - Innisfil Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland Kingston - Prince Edward Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac Kaladar - Bannockburn - Bon Echo Park Brockville - Leeds and Grenville City of Ottawa Gatineau Prescott and Russell Cornwall - Morrisburg Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake.Snow is coming.---------------------------------------------------------------------==discussion==A low pressure system over Missouri this morning is expected to track northeastward across the Lower Great Lakes tonight. Precipitation will begin over Southwestern Ontario early this evening as rain before changing to snow later this evening. The snow will spread to the greater Toronto area near midnight and to the Quebec border by Friday morning. Current indications suggest that total snowfall amounts in the 10 to 15 cm range are likely for most regions. The exception will be those areas just north of Lake Erie, where snowfall accumulations should be somewhat reduced due to rain and possibly some freezing rain mixing with the snow at times tonight.The snow is expected to taper off from west to east Friday afternoon and evening.
Looking good at this hour for a proper snowstorm across many parts of the GTA overnight into Friday. As EC say, anything between 10-15cm possible across a wide area maybe slightly less accumulation near the Erie coast. If, and judging by this winter that's a very big two letter word......but IF......the forecast is correct they'll be fun 'n' games for tomorrow morning's rush-hour and it will be the single highest snowfall of this disappointing 2011/12 winter season.
Snow is also likely to be disruptive in the United States with Chicago & Detriot affected. Ploughable snow should begin to melt almost as quick as it departs Ontario tomorrow as slightly wamer air keeps the temps between 0-2c and with the stronger sun, some melting will occur. The weekend stays in that theme, sunshine and one or two snow or rain showers/flurries.
Headline this afternoon is, finally winter proper is coming for a visit!
Good luck Stewart, you're certainly due some when it comes to snowfall this winter. The projected storm track looks pretty good though a little bit further south would be ideal and push you into the 15cm+ zone. As you mentioned no really cold air entrenched with this and with it being late Feb some melting on paved surfaces is inevitable. People often forget how far south Southern Ontario is, compared with our latitude.
As Pearson has only seen around 33cm of snowfall all winter, a 10cm fall would be notable. I'll be checking the webcams in the morning!
Been very mild across the eastern USA too according to Wall Street Journal:
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Not really been much of a winter to speak about, has it? Not in the East or the West. Usually one side or the other is getting interesting weather!
February has proven to be more of the same, albeit temperatures a little closer to average and a little bit more precipitation. Not much more, really the case of the occasional dusting, though we managed 6cm on the 13th.
This weekend is looking a bit more interesting, with periods of snow forecast to drop 5-7cm, and temps also to drop from close to freezing tomorrow to -10c. Nothing brutal by Calgarian standards, but certainly something.
Sun returns next week and temps pick up towards freezing again. Days are lengthening, Spring will come soon and who knows what THAT will bring here!
July 2011 - June 2012 StatsElevation: 1084mLatitude: 51° 6' NWarmest Temperature: 30.4c 29/08/11Coldest Temperature: -32.4c 18/01/12Days with thunderstorms: 4Days with rain falling: 20Days with snow falling: 27Days with snow lying: 79Maximum snow depth: 6" (15cm)Current snow depth 0-1" (patchy)
Yes, a colder few days for you Peter with some snow today and then a forecast high of -11c tomorrow. Nothing earth-shattering but in a winter of little substance notable nonetheless.
Talking of which, the Southern Ontario snow event awry from the perspective of the Golden Horseshoe and EC were left looking foolish again with the snowfall warning for Toronto (15cm) ending up a bust. The storm deepened at the last minute and took the snow further north, meaning warmer air and rain for T.O. The last two winters have been tough for EC, with a couple of poor forecasts with regard to winter storms for the Golden Horseshoe that never materialised. Of course the media and public have jumped all over them for it....no different from over here!
Its just not been your year for snow, Stewart, but hey, spring training is in full swing now!
Have a good weekend.
On the other hand, it has been super snowy in Alaska, almost record breaking, but not quite.
Here's the snow in Valdez, Alaska, I forget how much exactly, around 80 inches?
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Impressive depth of snow too
Hello all, i agree very impressive pic above. Reminds me of Wasego, NY back a few years ago when sustained lake effect snow off Lake Ontario delivered earth shattering amounts of 110cm+, so heavy they brought in specialized equipment to help move it all off the roofs as strucural damage was likely!
I can only dream of events like that after this latest shocker, as Graeme posted the whole sorry tale i won't eleborate further as to the why and how wrong EC's forecast was although TWN were despite some attempts in this video at explaining their 'near' accuracy, had a nightmare also! - http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=Another_round_of_winter_Ontario_22_02_2012?ref=ccbox_news_topstories. Click on the how Toronto missed the snow video for more.
I was going to post the Toronto Star link Graeme as i think it sums it all up 100% perfectly. The media are having a field day over here with this, it wasn't just out for a forecast, for Hamilton it was 60-70km out / or over 90mins driving time away - that's a error that even a junior high grad wouldn't make......surely?
Definately in the top 3 of the very poor forecasts i've experienced in the last 6 years here in Ontario. One plus, no shoveling and tbh i can't wait for the summer now and the warmer weather, this winter needs to find it's resting place and hope it never wakens!
Signals for spring arrive (if you believe EC.....) for Wednesday of the coming week with a high of +13c, in rain though. Signals, hopefully there better signals than last weeks!
Have a great weekend all.
Hi folks, a very active week of weather across the Eastern 3rd of the U.S. maybe not from snow but from unusually early Tornadic developments. An EF4 Tornado destroyed 50% of a small Illonios town on Tuesday and the storm front claimed the lives of 12 people across many states from North to South. Today is round two of this Tornado threat and more significant threat from today's event.
The Storm Prediction Center issued a PDS (Particulary Dangerous Situation) very rare and only in events there is the real risk of life and property from long lasting Tornadoes and dangerous weather including golf/baseball sized hail and damaging winds above 100kph.
I just posted on the dedicated thread about the coverage that storm chasers and meto guys give to aid the vital information process in these events. Here's the link to Louisville, KT local WHAS station....http://www.whas11.com/live-stream incredible coverage and some reports of Tornadoes currently tracking long lived and multiple vortexes. Extremelly dangerous situation.
For us, a week of rain and snow flurries has ended with another storm front. It's actually associated with the Thunderstorms & Tornadic situation in the states bringing rain and some snow on the back edge. Also very windy in the Hamilton area this afternoon with gusts during and after the cold front of 70kph or higher.
Weekend temps between 2-5c and some flurry activity. Winter ended in meto terms on Wednesday with the same pattern that it started with. Incidentally, parts of SW Ontario could see some Thunderstorm activity later this afternoon from some of this warm air that will infiltrate from the south into Windsor/Sarnia area in particular.
Praying for the folk of IN, KT, TN and OH in particular this afternoon. Enjoy the weekend.
A lot going on, I am surprised, thanks for the update.
Quick Saturday night update. Thought i'd post on an eventful 24hrs of weather here in the City of Hamilton area with very strong wind gusts last evening and overnight across a wide area. So much so that we lost power here in Dundas for a good 5-6hrs, not uncommon as regulars will know but still significant and showing the power the winds had from the NW in the wake the cold front that brought little rain but a marked change in weather type and feel. The Spec.com gives an excellent summary of the problems with power in Ancaster, Dundas and other parts of Hamilton - http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/681010--strong-winds-down-power-lines.
Further to that, here is some EC reports of gusts recorded across a wide area of the GTA and Niagara Pennisula overnight into Saturday :
Location strongest wind time (EST) (km/h)Windsor 85 11.00 PMSarnia 81 4.00 AMLondon airport 87 2.00 AMDelhi 81 2.00 AMLong Point 113 3.00 AMHamilton airport 99 5.00 AMVineland 97 4.00 AMPort Colborne 93 2.00 AMPort Weller 81 6.00 AMSt. Catharines 104 10.00 AMWiarton 95 6.00 AM and 8.00 AMMount Forest 81 6.00 AMElora 87 7.00 AMKitchener 93 6.30 AMBaden ( W Kitchener) 109 3.55 AMBorden 91 6.00 AMToronto Island 91 7.00 AMToronto airport 98 7.45 AM (north field)Oshawa 80 4.00 AMCobourg 104 5.00 AMLagoon City 85 7.00 AM - 11.00 AM Peterborough 80 7.00 AMTrenton 91 6.00 AMPoint Petre 100 12.00 PMKingston 96 1.00 PMBrockville 85 9.00 AM and 12.00 PM massena ny (S Cornwall) 100 12.16 PMThis weather system of course brought incredibe news reports and devastation to at least 5 hard hit states in the U.S. including OH, AL, KY, TN & of course worst hit IN. Death toll as of an hour ago was anything between 30-35 people depending of what source, a truely shocking afternoon of weather Friday for these folk, some of which had dealt with the earlier Tornado issues of Tuesday last week. The town of Henrysville, IN which i was closely watching on the WHAS link yesterday took a direct hit and the scenes of utter devastation still shock. Reports tonight of a 2-y-old girl found in a field some 2 miles from her home which illustrates fully the power of these Twisters, no report of her injuries.
Hmm, maybe in some places, but no freezing drizzle here, just snow grains. More on that in a min.
I think the weather Network have named Snow grains" as freezing drizzle instead!! Now it shows light snow at -4C!! How deep is it!? Will be strange if you had more snow in one fall then the whole of the winter, because looking at your stats, it seems like 15cm is the total depth of snow throughout the whole of the winter!??
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Well, things have changed a bit since I last wrote. Got some snow two weekends in a row, and other bits as well. The smattering that was supposed to fall last weekend left 8cm on the ground, which is always good as we've been rather dry this winter.
Right now we're under a snow warning:
3:35 PM MST Monday 05 March 2012Snowfall warning forCity of Calgary continued Additional 5 to 15 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning. A Pacific weather system moving into Alberta will continue to produce heavy snow over Southern Alberta tonight. Conditions will deteriorate this evening as the system moves east of the foothills. Further snowfall accumulations are expected to be in the 5 to 15 centimetre range. As the system moves eastward, winds in the Hanna - Coronation - Oyen region will gust to 60 km/h and give visibilities below 1 kilometre in snow and blowing snow. Conditions will begin to improve on Tuesday as the system moves into Southern Saskatchewan.
We've been having flurries and light snow all day, temps sitting at -4c, and as I look at the radar there is a heavy band of snow to the North of Calgary. Roads are very bad there, and the travel advisory is - DON'T. Will that band come to us - don't know yet, but that would be the difference between 5cm and 15cm.
After this little winter interlude, temps pick right back up and by midweek our daytime max's should be at about 12c. The sun is starting to gather in strength now, and as we are so high, starting to feel like it as well!
Roll on our crazy Spring weather.
July 2011 - June 2012 StatsElevation: 1084mLatitude: 51° 6' NWarmest Temperature: 30.4c 29/08/11Coldest Temperature: -32.4c 18/01/12Days with thunderstorms: 4Days with rain falling: 20Days with snow falling: 32Days with snow lying: 88Maximum snow depth: 6" (15cm)Current snow depth 3" (10cm)