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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 PM
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Photos Upcoming snowstorm February 7th-9th

Winter storm watches for all of southern Ontario. 20+cm likely...potentially greater than 30 in areas.


Code:
190 
WWCN11 CWTO 062230
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 5:30 PM EST WEDNESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2013.
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WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

WINTER STORM WATCH FOR:
=NEW= CITY OF TORONTO
=NEW= WINDSOR - ESSEX - CHATHAM-KENT
=NEW= SARNIA - LAMBTON
=NEW= ELGIN
=NEW= LONDON - MIDDLESEX
=NEW= SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
=NEW= DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
=NEW= OXFORD - BRANT
=NEW= NIAGARA
=NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON
=NEW= HALTON - PEEL
=NEW= YORK - DURHAM
=NEW= HURON - PERTH
=NEW= WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
=NEW= DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
=NEW= GREY - BRUCE
=NEW= BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
=NEW= BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
=NEW= KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD
=NEW= PETERBOROUGH - KAWARTHA LAKES
=NEW= STIRLING - TWEED - SOUTH FRONTENAC.

      SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM THREATENING THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

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==DISCUSSION==

AN ALBERTA CLIPPER CURRENTLY TRACKING SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE
DAKOTAS IS EXPECTED TO TRACK ACROSS THE US MIDWEST TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY THEN TRACK JUST SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE ON FRIDAY. THIS CLIPPER
MAY INTENSIFY INTO A WINTER STORM AS IT APPROACHES SOUTHERN ONTARIO.

SNOW AHEAD OF THIS CLIPPER WILL START SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN ONTARIO
FROM MICHIGAN AND LAKE HURON ON THURSDAY WITH PERHAPS A COUPLE CM OF
SNOW BY THURSDAY EVENING IN A SWATH OF REGIONS EXTENDING FROM LAKE
HURON TO WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO.

AS THE CLIPPER GETS CLOSER, LATEST INDICATIONS SUGGEST IT WILL
INTENSIFY THURSDAY NIGHT, WITH AN EXPANDING AREA OF HEAVY SNOW
EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO MOST OF SOUTHERN AND PARTS OF EASTERN ONTARIO.
SOME FREEZING RAIN AND ICE PELLETS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EXTREME
SOUTHWEST.

SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO FRIDAY AS THE
STRONG CLIPPER SAILS BY JUST SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES.

MANY PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ONTARIO MAY RECEIVE 15 CM OF SNOW
FROM THIS STORM BY FRIDAY EVENING. SOME AREAS MAY RECEIVE HIGHER
AMOUNTS, WITH 25 CM NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. THIS WILL DEPEND
ON THE EXACT TRACK AND INTENSITY OF THIS LOW, AND ENHANCEMENT IN
THE COLD EASTERLY FLOW OFF OF LAKE ONTARIO FOR EXAMPLE. TOTAL SNOW
AMOUNTS MAY BE SOMEWHAT LOWER OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHWEST DUE TO SOME
FREEZING RAIN AND ICE PELLETS.

BRISK EASTERLY WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN BLOWING SNOW IN MANY AREAS
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

TRAVELLING CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE AND BECOME HAZARDOUS IN THE
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.  THERE MAY BE A
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE COMMUTE TO WORK ON FRIDAY MORNING AND
POSSIBLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT TRACK AND INTENSITY
OF THE LOW, WHICH WILL AFFECT WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW FALLS. HOWEVER
THE MANY OF LATEST COMPUTER MODELS HAVE CONTINUED TO SUGGEST A MORE
INTENSE VERSION OF THIS WINTER STORM IS POSSIBLE.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA IS CLOSELY MONITORING THIS SITUATION.  THE
WINTER STORM WATCH MAY BE EXPANDED FURTHER TO THE NORTHEAST
AS THE EVENT DRAWS CLOSER. WARNINGS MAY ALSO BE ISSUED FOR MANY
REGIONS AS WELL.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:14 PM
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^^ You beat me to it: I just came on to post that weather watch.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:04 AM
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Code:
258 
 WWCN11 CWTO 070943
 SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:43 AM EST THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2013.
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 WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF TORONTO
 =NEW= LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
 =NEW= OXFORD - BRANT
 =NEW= ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
 =NEW= HALTON HILLS - MILTON
 =NEW= CALEDON
 =NEW= YORK - DURHAM
 =NEW= HURON - PERTH
 =NEW= WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
 =NEW= DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
 =NEW= GREY - BRUCE
 =NEW= BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
 =NEW= BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
 =NEW= KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD
 =NEW= PETERBOROUGH - KAWARTHA LAKES
 =NEW= STIRLING - TWEED - SOUTH FRONTENAC.

      SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OF 15 TO 25 CM TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON
 =NEW= BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE
 =NEW= MISSISSAUGA - BRAMPTON.

      SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL NEAR 25 CM AND BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT AND
       FRIDAY.

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 WATCHES/WARNINGS ENDED FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

WINTER STORM WATCH UPGRADED TO SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
       CITY OF TORONTO
       LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
       OXFORD - BRANT
       ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
       HALTON HILLS - MILTON
       CALEDON
       YORK - DURHAM
       HURON - PERTH
       WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
       DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
       GREY - BRUCE
       BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
       BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
       KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD
       PETERBOROUGH - KAWARTHA LAKES
       STIRLING - TWEED - SOUTH FRONTENAC.

WINTER STORM WATCH UPGRADED TO WINTER STORM WARNING FOR:
       CITY OF HAMILTON
       BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE
       MISSISSAUGA - BRAMPTON.

WINTER STORM WATCH ENDED FOR:
       WINDSOR - ESSEX - CHATHAM-KENT
       SARNIA - LAMBTON
       ELGIN
       STRATHROY - KOMOKA - WESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
       SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
       DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
       NIAGARA FALLS - WELLAND - SOUTHERN NIAGARA REGION.

      THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER STORM CONDITIONS HAS NOW ENDED IN THE
       AREA.

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 ==DISCUSSION==
 A LOW WILL TRACK NORTHEAST FROM TEXAS TO ILLINOIS TODAY THEN TRACK
 JUST SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE ON FRIDAY.

SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL START
 SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN ONTARIO FROM MICHIGAN AND LAKE HURON TODAY
 WITH A COUPLE CM OF SNOW POSSIBLE BY THIS EVENING IN A SWATH OF
 REGIONS EXTENDING FROM LAKE HURON TO WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO.

THIS LOW WILL INTENSIFY INTO A WINTER STORM AS IT APPROACHES SOUTHERN
 ONTARIO, WITH AN EXPANDING AREA OF HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO
 MOST OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO THIS EVENING AND PARTS OF EASTERN ONTARIO
 OVERNIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING
 RUSH HOUR ALONG THE HIGHWAY 401 CORRIDOR FROM LONDON TO THE GREATER
 TORONTO AREA AND THROUGH THE GOLDEN HORSEHOE.  THE SNOW, HEAVY AT
 TIMES IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO FRIDAY AS THE STRONG SYSTEM
 PASSES JUST SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES.  BRISK NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL
 ALSO RESULT IN LOCAL BLOWING SNOW IN MANY AREAS TONIGHT AND  FRIDAY.

MANY PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ONTARIO MAY RECEIVE 15 CM TO 25 CM
 OF SNOW FROM THIS STORM BEFORE IT ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT.  TOTAL SNOWFALL
 AMOUNTS WILL BE LOWER OVER AREAS TO THE NORTH OF LAKE ERIE DUE TO
 WARMER TEMPERATURES GIVING RAIN OR WET SNOW AT TIMES.  THE WINTER
 STORM WATCH HAS THUS BEEN ENDED FOR THESE REGIONS.

AREAS ALONG THE WESTERN SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO MAY RECEIVE NEAR 25 CM
 OF SNOW DUE TO ENHANCEMENT IN THE COLD EASTERLY FLOW OFF OF LAKE
 ONTARIO.  ADDITIONALLY THESE WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING SNOW WHICH
 MAY PRODUCE PROLONGED PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES.  A WINTER
 STORM WARNING IS THUS IN EFFECT FOR THESE REGIONS.

TRAVELLING CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE AND BECOME HAZARDOUS IN THE
 SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.  THERE MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT
 IMPACT ON THE COMMUTE TO WORK ON FRIDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY FRIDAY
 AFTERNOON IN HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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Default Re: Upcoming snowstorm February 7th/8th

Only a very light dusting so far here this morning, although it's only 5am. A local doctor's office called it's patients yesterday saying appointments for today were being cancelled due to the upcoming 'storm'. Hmm.

Current forecast:

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Issued : 5:00 AM EST Friday 8 February 2013
Winter storm warning in effect.
Today
Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. High zero with temperature falling to minus 5 this afternoon.
Tonight
Snow ending late this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Blowing snow this evening and after midnight. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light before morning. Low minus 6.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:33 PM
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We got out of work 2hrs early today. People were stuck in their parking spots due to drifts around them...

Code:
309 
 AWCN11 CWTO 081859
 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 11:08 AM EST FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2013.

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 ==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

A MAJOR WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
 ONTARIO. GENERAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM HAVE BEEN REPORTED
 SO FAR WITH HEAVY SNOW CONTINUING TO FALL OVER SOME AREAS.  THE SNOW
 ACCUMULATED RAPIDLY AND WAS BLOWN AROUND BY GUSTY WINDS FROM THE
 NORTHEAST. THIS LED TO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF
 SOUTHERN ONTARIO AS WELL AS MULTIPLE CLOSURES AND FLIGHT
 CANCELLATIONS.    SNOW FALL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN 10 CM THAT ARE
 LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF 1 PM EST UNLESS OTHERWISE
 INDICATED.

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 LOCATION                SNOW AMOUNT (CM)
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 LONDON                  15-20 (ESTIMATED)
 DORCHESTER              16 (AS OF 8AM)
 TILLSONBURG             18 (AS OF 8AM)
 DELHI                   20
 WELLAND                 16
 GRIMSBY MOUNTAIN        23
 ST CATHERINES - SOUTH   17 (AS OF 11AM)
 HAMILTON                11
 CAMBRIDGE               17 (AS OF 10AM)
 FERGUS                  17 (AS OF 8AM)
 BRAMPTON                20 (AS OF 11AM)
 TORONTO - PEARSON       20
 TORONTO - DOWNTOWN      21
 BUTTONVILLE             20
 NORTH RICHMOND HILL     25 (AS OF 11AM)
 AURORA                  20 (AS OF 9AM)
 NORTH NEWMARKET         15 (AS OF 9AM)
 PALMERSTON              21
 GODERICH                10
 WROXETER                16 (AS OF 9AM)
 WIARTON                 24
 SHANTY BAY              15 (AS OF 8AM)
 ORILLIA                 16 (AS OF 7AM)
 COLDWATER               17 (AS OF 8AM)
 COE HILL                14 (AS OF 9AM)
 KALADAR                 12 (AS OF 8AM)
 TRENTON                 17
 STIRLING                12 (AS OF 8AM)
 BROCKVILLE              15
 OTTAWA - DOWNTOWN       10
 GATINEAU                11

THIS WEATHER SUMMARY CONTAINS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION AND MAY NOT
 CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL OR FINAL REPORT.

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Some shots of today's snow...
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We didn't get as much wind here in town on the escarpment so everything is coated with snow very wintry looking. In my backyard there is 38cm on the ground but we still had about 5cm left from last weeks squall. Still snowing pretty good at the moment 5:30pm.
Snow on the ground saturday morning 46cm.
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Shots from today... (Feb.9/13)
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Ended up with about 32-35cm here.
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