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Old 06-26-2016, 05:28 PM
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Default Slowest storm season yet?

I'm not sure how the rest of you guys 'n gals have been making out, but here in Niagara this has to be the most inactive season so far that I can remember.

We're almost in July and we've only had MAYBE a handful of small an weak thunderstorms.

I guess the dry weather isn't helping matters. All the lawns are yellow. Hmph.
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Default Re: Slowest storm season yet?

It's been slow in KW, but I've seen slower. It seems to go in bursts. One or two weeks with a few storms and then a month without. March had a bunch before the ice storm, and then there was maybe one or two in all of April. May had a few. June had a few (should be one tonight). I've noticed Welland getting more storms than St. Kitts.
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Default Re: Slowest storm season yet?

I'd say sparse here. We've had a few waves come through, even one today. But nothing more than rain and 50-60kph gusts. one had a decent bit of lightning that woke me up the night but more so they are far and few between the norm for this time of year.
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Yes, I'd say it seems a bit slower than the past for our area as well.

"St Kitts" - that's hilarious
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Yes, I'd say it seems a bit slower than the past for our area as well.

"St Kitts" - that's hilarious
What's funny about it? I don't get it.
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I guess he's never heard someone call St. Catherine's that. It was from you Darksky that I first heard it, from your summaries I think.

Anyway... Here's hoping tomorrow is busy! US SPC doesn't show a great threat here, but it's weird that their slight risk area just kind of stops at Windsor and rides along the border. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html We'll probably have to rely on lake breezes, and we know how that works. Fergus and north through Eastern Ontario will see the storms, as well as Woodstock, over to Goderich, pushing north and south from Kincardine down to Windsor. Those are the areas that I usually notice always getting hit, or getting hit more often than the rest. Let's see how it plays out! Maybe it'll be a bust again, or some puny little supercell will form at 7pm and die two hours later lol.

I think what's worrying me most is the forecasted high of only 28C, which to me indicates many clouds instead of a nearly full afternoon of sun. The sun will show up, but I'm afraid of not enough.
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I have to drive from Barrie to Collingwood to Mississauga...back to Collingwood, then to Barrie tomorrow. Might be interesting...
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I guess he's never heard someone call St. Catherine's that. It was from you Darksky that I first heard it, from your summaries I think.
Ooohh.. I thought he was laughing at the fact it was a slow season or something.

Really? Maybe only people in St. Catharines/Niagara call it St. Kitts for short? I thought it was maybe common for Catherine or something and that it was widely used.

Yah.. everyone here use St. Kitts for short.

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Anyway... Here's hoping tomorrow is busy! US SPC doesn't show a great threat here, but it's weird that their slight risk area just kind of stops at Windsor and rides along the border. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html We'll probably have to rely on lake breezes, and we know how that works. Fergus and north through Eastern Ontario will see the storms, as well as Woodstock, over to Goderich, pushing north and south from Kincardine down to Windsor. Those are the areas that I usually notice always getting hit, or getting hit more often than the rest. Let's see how it plays out! Maybe it'll be a bust again, or some puny little supercell will form at 7pm and die two hours later lol.

I think what's worrying me most is the forecasted high of only 28C, which to me indicates many clouds instead of a nearly full afternoon of sun. The sun will show up, but I'm afraid of not enough.
We actually had RAIN for about 1 minute yesterday, and a bit overnight. Looking at the radar loop, it looks like that's all we'll get today. There's a few scattered t-storms in the system that's moving through, but nothing for my area.
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Yep - you can chalk that up to newbie-ism.

I thought the St Kitts was the one down south; doh!!

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Yep - you can chalk that up to newbie-ism.

I thought the St Kitts was the one down south; doh!!

Ya learn something new every day.
Honestly up 'til now I thought everyone knew the short for St. Catharines was St. Kitts - but now you have me thinking about it, and maybe it's only people *IN* St. Kitts (and the area) that know that. I guess I'll never know
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