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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2020, 04:18:06 AM »
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When extremely cold weather was making news in Atlantic Canada in 1982


The windchill made it especially noteworthy
CBC Archives · Posted: Jan 19, 2020 8:30 AM ET | Last Updated: January 19
A serious cold in Labrador City

    38 years ago 1:07

On Jan. 19, 1982, The National reports on the harsh winter weather that Labrador City was dealing with. 1:07

Even in Canada, there comes a point where winter weather becomes newsworthy.

Like when the temperature hits triple digits — below-zero digits.

"With the windchill, it was -100 degrees in Labrador City last night," The National's Knowlton Nash told viewers on Jan. 19, 1982.

Nash said Labrador City had been hit with the worst blizzard in its history and the provincial government had declared it to be in a state of emergency.
No live pictures, but it was cold just the same
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/when-extremely-cold-weather-was-making-news-in-atlantic-canada-in-1982-1.5426329


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2020, 03:38:56 AM »
Ontario: Expect travel impacts Saturday as snow becomes widespread
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Saturday, January 25th 2020, 8:09 am - Rain transitioning to snow across southern Ontario will make for tricky travelling conditions through Sunday

As the heavy rain begins to wind down across southern Ontario Saturday morning, precipitation will quickly change to snow as a result of temperatures hovering near the zero mark. Road conditions in parts of the province could rapidly deteriorate through the afternoon and evening because of the slick conditions. There will be a variance in snow totals across the region, but areas that will likely see the highest amounts will be in central and eastern Ontario through Sunday. Winds could also be gusty in areas along Lake Ontario. More on the impacts of this weekend storm and amounts expected, below.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

    Snow begins Saturday morning, strong wind gusts in the south in afternoon, could make for tricky travelling
    Up to 25 cm of snow for parts of central areas, 10-20 cm for eastern portions through Sunday
    Fair conditions, milder pattern for early next week
    Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

SATURDAY: SNOW, WIND GUSTS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL

As the rain changes to snow in Ontario, with wet snow in the GTA, road conditions will quickly worsen through Saturday afternoon and evening. In southern Ontario and the GTA, major roadways that could be particuarly impacted are Highway 6, 7 and the 401 east corridor.

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Through eastern and central Ontario, motorists will also want to be mindful when driving on Highway 7, 401 east and 417 from Ottawa to Montreal, Que. The system is expected to depart the province Saturday night, but there will be wraparound snow that will continue through Sunday.

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Winds will become gusty at times in the south Saturday afternoon, especially along the Lake Ontario shorelines, where they could reach 50 km/h from Toronto to Kingston. Parts of central areas could see winds in the 40 km/h range.
SNOWFALL TOTALS THROUGH SUNDAY

Portions of central Ontario will see up to 25 cm of snow through Sunday, while accumulations of 10-20 cm is expected in eastern areas including Ottawa. Totals across the GTA are expected to remain on the light end, with amounts in the 2-5 cm range through Sunday.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/another-weekend-storm-hits-ontario-with-heavy-widespread-rain-wet-snow-heavier-snow-to-the-north-and-east

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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2020, 03:37:06 AM »
Yesterday's hot and cold spots ...

Hot spot in Manitoba: -4.4 °C     24.1 °F Tadoule Lake Airport

Cold spot in Manitoba: -22.1 °C  -7.8 °F Cross Lake Jenpeg

Hot spot in Canada: 10.8 °C       51.4 °F Entrance Island, BC

Cold spot in Canada: -43.1 °C   -45.6 °F Mould Bay, NT


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2020, 03:30:05 AM »
Newfoundland: Rain, bump in temperatures heighten flood threat
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Monday, January 27th 2020, 10:00 am - Snowmelt and localized flooding is possible as temperatures climb above zero and rain falls across Newfoundland on Monday.

Rainfall warnings and special weather statements remain in place for parts of Newfoundland for Monday as rain and above seasonal temperatures heighten the risk for localized flooding for the region. Some areas still have over one metre of snow on the ground and the mild conditions, combined with the period of heavy rain could create rapid snowmelt and localized flooding. Details and timing, below.

Winter versus your phone: Here's why your phone shuts down in the cold
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

    Localized flooding possible in heavy rain/accelerated snowmelt for Newfoundland
    Temperature plunge through week will make for bitterly cold wind chills
    Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

MONDAY: RAIN, SNOW MOVE INTO NEWFOUNDLAND

Rain and snow will track through Newfoundland on Monday and Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton warns that there is a flood risk due to the significant amount of snow on the ground. The combination of temperatures climbing a few degrees above zero, plus over one metre of snow in some areas means that snowmelt and water runoff could create pooling water and localized floods.

Between 10 to 15 mm of rain is targeting the Avalon through the afternoon, with heavier amounts up to 30 mm possible for the Connaigre and Burin Peninsulas. Officials have warned residents to ensure that drains are cleared of snow to help prevent any waterlogged roads and homes.

Snow will persist over the northwest and all told, up to 20 cm is expected for the hardest-hit regions before the snow tapers to flurries on Monday night.

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According to St. John's mayor, Danny Breen, city staff are still working around the clock to clean up any ongoing issues on city streets.

Despite restrictions being lifted following the histoic blizzard, life is still far from "normal" across the hardest hit parts of the island. A parking ban is still in effect in St. John's and some elementary schools also remain closed. Metrobus is back up and running on Monday, after a full week off the roads.
LOOK AHEAD: FROSTY, BLUSTERY WEEK IN STORE

A disturbance trailing through the region through Tuesday will bring widespread light flurries across the Maritimes and Newfoundland as temperatures start to take a downward turn into the week.

By midweek, high pressure building over eastern Canada will mean mainly sunny skies, but at the cost of some sharply colder temperatures as a shot of arctic air drops in from Nunavut and northern Quebec. Afternoon highs will struggle to top -10ºC for many by Thursday, with wind chill values of -15 or lower for much of the region.

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ANOTHER WEEKEND STORM BREWING?

Forecasters are also keeping a close eye on the potential for a strong storm that could impact the region on Sunday and into early next week.

"It is still too early to have confidence in the track and impacts of this storm, but definitely a system to closely watch with the potential to exceed the criteria for a weather bomb," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

According to Gillham, the very preliminary thoughts are that rain will dominate for central and eastern Newfoundland, while the wintry side of the storm will be felt across the Maritimes.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network for your latest forecast updates.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/atlantic-canada-sees-round-of-freezing-rain-ahead-of-calm-but-cold-week


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2020, 03:32:52 AM »
Toronto under extreme cold weather alert as temperature drops

Alerts activate local services that help to keep vulnerable residents inside, city says
CBC News · Posted: Jan 29, 2020 9:14 PM ET | Last Updated: January 29
A homeless man sits on a sidewalk downtown during extreme cold alert in Toronto. (David Donnelly/CBC)

Toronto Public Health issued an extreme cold weather alert for the city on Wednesday night as the city braces for a return of frigid temperatures.

Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, said in a news release on Wednesday that she issued the alert in anticipation of colder temperatures in the next 24 hours.

The alerts activate local services that help to keep vulnerable residents inside, she said.

On the day an alert is issued, the city opens a warming centre at Metro Hall by 7 p.m. and keeps it open until 12 noon on the day that the alert is terminated.

During an extreme cold weather alert, the city tells community agencies to relax service restrictions, makes transit tokens available in some drop-in centres and provides additional overnight street outreach.

The city also urges residents to help vulnerable people by calling 311 if there is a need for street outreach assistance.

Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when Environment Canada predicts temperatures will drop down to – 15 C or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach –20 or colder.

"Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health," the city said in a news release on Wednesday.

The city said hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 C and it can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes, and in severe cases, can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

According to Environment Canada, the low temperature on Wednesday night is forecast to be –12 C, with the windchill forecast to be –15.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-extreme-cold-weather-alert-1.5445462


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2020, 03:21:18 AM »
All of Nova Scotia under special weather statement ahead of weekend storm
By Graeme Benjamin Global News
Posted January 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Updated January 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Ashley Field gives us the weather forecast for the Maritimes.

Another heaping of winter weather is tracking towards the Maritimes, according to Environment Canada.

In a special weather statement issued Thursday, the national weather forecaster said the storm is expected to land in the Maritimes Saturday afternoon into Sunday.

READ MORE: Heavy snow forces closure of all public schools in Nova Scotia

Winds are expected to reach 50 to 80 km/h, according to Environment Canada, while 15 centimetres or more of snow will land in Nova Scotia.

All of the province is under a special weather statement as a result.

“While it is too soon to provide specific details, the potential exists for strong winds accompanied by significant amounts of snow and possibly some rain over eastern regions,” Environment Canada said in the release.
https://globalnews.ca/news/6485289/nova-scotia-weekend-storm/

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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2020, 03:50:22 AM »
Yesterday's hot and cold spots ...

Hot spot in Prince Edward Island: -2.6 °C     27.3 °F Summerside

Cold spot in Prince Edward Island: -12.7 °C   9.1 °F Harrington AAFC

Hot spot in Canada: 16.6 °C                         61.9 °F Race Rocks Lightstation, BC

Cold spot in Canada: -45.8 °C                     -50.4 °F Isachsen, NU


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2020, 03:59:42 AM »
Canadian groundhogs divided on winter weather predictions
The Canadian Press
February 2, 2020
4:00 AM EST
Last Updated
February 2, 2020
8:37 AM EST

The folksy, mid-winter tradition known as Groundhog Day has seen Canada’s best-known shadow-casting critters divided in their weather predictions.

Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam emerged from his burrow northeast of Halifax this morning, and according to his handlers, saw his shadow. But in Ontario, Wiarton Willie was paraded on stage and evidently saw no shadow.

Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees its shadow on Feb. 2, it will retreat into its burrow, heralding six more weeks of cold weather, which is not bad by most Canadian standards. No shadow — again according to folklore — is said to foretell spring-like temperatures are on the way.

Sam is always the first groundhog in North America to make a prediction about how long winter will last, with Wiarton Willie in Ontario offering a guess about an hour later.

Sadly, the festivities at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park surrounding Sam’s annual prognostication were cancelled this year due to a blustery snowstorm that hit the region on Saturday night.

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But the fanfare went ahead in Wiarton, Ont., where Mayor Janice Jackson was joined by Premier Doug Ford and the so-called “shadow cabinet” to announce the rodent’s forecast.

The event was not without its share of excitement, however, when Jackson misinterpreted Willie’s supposed forecast.

She initially told the town crier that because the rodent saw his shadow, spring was on the way.

Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil also made an appearance this morning with his top-hatted handlers before a huge crowd at Gobbler’s Knob, and predicted an early spring.

The Groundhog Day ritual may have something to do with Feb. 2 landing midway between winter solstice and spring equinox, but no one knows for sure.

Some say the tradition can be traced to Greek mythology, or it could have started with Candlemas, a Christian custom named for the lighting candles during the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary.

One Scottish couplet summed up the superstition: “If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.”

In medieval Europe, farmers believed that if hedgehogs emerged from their burrows to catch insects, that was a sure sign of an early spring.

However, when Europeans settled in eastern North America, the groundhog was substituted for the hedgehog.

On the West Coast, they now call on marmots like Van Island Violet. Like groundhogs, marmots are a type of large ground squirrel.

For most winter-weary Canadians, Groundhog Day is a welcome distraction, but these pug-nosed rodents don’t have a great track record when it comes to long-term forecasting.

In his book, “The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry,” climatologist David Phillips cites a survey of 40 years of weather data from 13 Canadian cities, which concluded there was an equal number of cloudy and sunny days on Feb. 2.

During that time, the groundhogs’ predictions were right only 37 per cent of the time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2020.
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/shubenacadie-sam-bows-out-of-groundhog-day-but-wiarton-willie-is-ready

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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2020, 03:24:14 AM »
Edmonton weather: It's blowy and may be a wee bit snowy but it was -27 C this day last year

Nicole Bergot   
Updated: February 2, 2020
Edmonton weather averages in February1:02

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Sunday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -6 C with 16 km/h winds out of the west, northwest. And a windchill of -12.

It’s a time of year where it feels like April on the bone-dry Whitemud and February on the iced-up side streets and walkways thanks to warmish temps and blustery winds. Hammering home just how grand things are, note that last year on this day it was -27 C.

The gustiness that began overnight will continue today in the sunshine. And by tonight, there’s a good chance some flurries will arrive. But there’s still no daytime high below -8 C in the coming week. There are no more winter storm warnings anywhere in this province. Might spring be soon upon us?
Today’s forecast

Today: Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h becoming light later this morning. High -1 C. Windchill -12 in the morning and -5 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Increasing cloudiness with a 30 per cent chance of flurries late this evening and after midnight. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h overnight. Low -11 C with windchill to hit -17 overnight.

Tomorrow: Periods of snow ending in the morning, then clearing. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h before becoming light in the morning. High -8 C. Windchill -19 in the morning and -11 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low. It will be clear at night with a low of -11 C.

Sunrise: 8:19 a.m.
Sunset: 5:17 p.m.

On This Day (1996-2019)
Highest temperature: 9.2 C (2005)
Lowest temperature: -27.2 C (2019)

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-weather-its-blowy-and-may-be-a-wee-snowy-but-it-was-27-c-this-day-last-year



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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2020, 03:30:46 AM »
Islamic Relief Canada combats harsh weather with winter kits
By Kyle Leonard -
February 3, 2020 7
Photo by Kyle Leonard

Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) has rolled out its Share Your Warmth initiative across the country, with volunteers gathering at Ottawa’s Islamic Relief Centre on Jan. 18, to package winter relief kits for those in need.

The kits will be distributed to the homeless as well as families in need, some of which are new Canadians that haven’t been exposed to the cold weather. They include warm clothing, living essentials, and hygiene necessities.

“The winter here is so harsh and freezing, especially the past two or three years, sadly some homeless have been dying in downtown streets,” said Ottawa Regional Manager of the IRC, Yazan Nasreddin. “Head office decided to do something to save these lives which is important to all of us.”
Winter relief kits are being assembled and distributed in Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ont., London, Ont., Mississauga, Ont., Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Scarborough, Ont., and Vancouver.

In Canada, more than 80 people die each year from over-exposure to the cold, according to Ottawa Public Health.

“Some of us are in high school, some of us are in university and we volunteer with Islamic relief to show our values, youth that are working and giving back to the community,” said Saad Babur, a Carleton University student and IRC volunteer. “We know that there is distress and we want to help them out by supporting.”

Babur said that initiatives like these can bring the community together in a way that he hasn’t seen before.

“I have just recently moved into the community two weeks back,” said high school student Omar Saleh, a new IRC volunteer who lived in Orlando, Florida.

“This feels unnatural to me, this type of cold, so I’m trying to help out assembling those winter kits. I’ve been surprised by the brotherhood and how supportive the community is,” he said.

300 kits will be distributed in Ottawa, with 3,000 kits total being distributed across the nation through other offices.

Nasreddin said that they will team up with local homeless shelters and also distribute kits themselves to those on the streets.

During the year, IRC runs several initiatives including food aid and emergency relief efforts to support those in need. Nasreddin said that giving back is at the core of their faith.

IRC is accepting donations online to help fund the packing of more winter relief kits. For a $50 donation, individuals can provide a winter survival kit to someone in need.

“Financial support is the nerve of the operation but it’s not the only part, the team and volunteers, goodwill and intentions is what it is about,” said Nasreddin.

Islamic Relief Canada combats harsh weather with winter kits
By Kyle Leonard -
February 3, 2020 7
Photo by Kyle Leonard

Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) has rolled out its Share Your Warmth initiative across the country, with volunteers gathering at Ottawa’s Islamic Relief Centre on Jan. 18, to package winter relief kits for those in need.

The kits will be distributed to the homeless as well as families in need, some of which are new Canadians that haven’t been exposed to the cold weather. They include warm clothing, living essentials, and hygiene necessities.

“The winter here is so harsh and freezing, especially the past two or three years, sadly some homeless have been dying in downtown streets,” said Ottawa Regional Manager of the IRC, Yazan Nasreddin. “Head office decided to do something to save these lives which is important to all of us.”

Winter relief kits are being assembled and distributed in Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ont., London, Ont., Mississauga, Ont., Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Scarborough, Ont., and Vancouver.

In Canada, more than 80 people die each year from over-exposure to the cold, according to Ottawa Public Health.

“Some of us are in high school, some of us are in university and we volunteer with Islamic relief to show our values, youth that are working and giving back to the community,” said Saad Babur, a Carleton University student and IRC volunteer. “We know that there is distress and we want to help them out by supporting.”

Babur said that initiatives like these can bring the community together in a way that he hasn’t seen before.

“I have just recently moved into the community two weeks back,” said high school student Omar Saleh, a new IRC volunteer who lived in Orlando, Florida.

“This feels unnatural to me, this type of cold, so I’m trying to help out assembling those winter kits. I’ve been surprised by the brotherhood and how supportive the community is,” he said.

300 kits will be distributed in Ottawa, with 3,000 kits total being distributed across the nation through other offices.

Nasreddin said that they will team up with local homeless shelters and also distribute kits themselves to those on the streets.

During the year, IRC runs several initiatives including food aid and emergency relief efforts to support those in need. Nasreddin said that giving back is at the core of their faith.

IRC is accepting donations online to help fund the packing of more winter relief kits. For a $50 donation, individuals can provide a winter survival kit to someone in need.

“Financial support is the nerve of the operation but it’s not the only part, the team and volunteers, goodwill and intentions is what it is about,” said Nasreddin.



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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2020, 03:18:10 AM »
Nearly HALF the population of Canada riding out this next big storm
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Wednesday, February 5th 2020, 7:44 am - Three days, six provinces and 16,000,000 impacted Canadians. You won't be questioning the wrath of winter with this next powerful set-up across eastern Canada.

A massive and unique storm will put millions of Canadians right into the heart of winter this week as it stretches all the way from Windsor, Ontario right into Newfoundland and Labrador -- a span of about 2500 km.
BY THE NUMBERS:

    3 days
    3 different lows
    6 different provinces
    Highest snowfall amounts range between 30-40 cm, with the threat for up to 50 cm in New Brunswick
    Storm track stretches 25 km long
    16,000,000 Canadians impacted

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This is a widespread multi-day messy, sloppy, impactful weather event that will impact much of eastern Canada right into Saturday.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO: STEADY SNOW THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY

Much of southern Ontario will begin to feel the impacts from this storm late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, with a widespread snow continuing through the early morning commute. Across the Niagara region, the snow is expected to change to ice pellets or freezing drizzle on Thursday, though with not enough ice accretion to cause major issues for trees and powerlines. Periods of light additional snow aren't out of the question on Friday as the next system tracks south and east of the region.

IN TOTAL: A widespread 10-15 cm of snow is expected through Friday with heavier amounts forecast across eastern sections of the province.

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QUEBEC: DIFFICULT TRAVEL PERSISTS INTO SATURDAY MORNING

The system arrives in southern Quebec early Thursday morning, threatening to complicate travel with heavy snow and periods of freezing rain right into the weekend.

IN TOTAL: Between 15-25+ cm is expected over southern Quebec, including Metro Montreal, through Saturday morning, with some parts of the Eastern Townships in line to pick up more than 30 cm.

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ATLANTIC CANADA: EXTENDED PERIOD OF MESSY WEATHER, HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS

The multi-day impact begins across Atlantic Canada on Thursday as a couple of systems track along the boundary with mild air to the south and colder air to the north. This battleground of air masses sets the scene for periods of significant snow, rain and ice.

IN TOTAL: As much as 50 cm of snow is possible for parts of New Brunswick, P.E.I, and Newfoundland. There's also a risk for substantial amounts of freezing rain from near the Bay of Fundy across southern New Brunswick, most of Nova Scotia and PEI to southern Newfoundland, including the Avalon. Ice accretion of 10-20+ mm is expected.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/nearly-half-the-population-of-canada-riding-out-this-next-storm-heavy-snow-ice-ontario-quebec-nova-scotia-pei-new-brunswick-newfoundland




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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2020, 03:59:00 AM »
Atlantic provinces prepare for nasty weather as Environment Canada issues warnings

Environment Canada issued a number of special weather statements and warnings on Thursday as a winter storm is expected to bring snow, mixed precipitation and icy conditions to all four Atlantic provinces until at least Friday evening.

Rain, heavy at times, is expected for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, according to Environment Canada. Ice buildup due to freezing rain is also expected.

The warning said snow will begin over central Nova Scotia on Thursday morning and change to freezing rain in the evening, then to rain on Friday morning as temperatures rise above freezing.

READ MORE: Mayors pleased with flood study of Chignecto Isthmus, land connecting N.S. to N.B.

Total rainfall accumulations of 15 to 30 millimetres are forecast, with the highest amounts expected along the Atlantic coast.
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Localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible, according to Environment Canada.

In response to the weather warnings, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) has enforced an overnight parking ban from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday to allow crews to properly clear the streets and sidewalks.

“Residents are also reminded that in addition to the overnight parking ban … that tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a manner that interferes with snow clearing,” HRM said in a statement.

READ MORE: Bids sought for ways to protect Chignecto Isthmus from risk posed by rising seas

The overnight winter parking ban is in effect from now until March 31, according to the municipality.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and dangerous. According to Environment Canada, there may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Ice buildup may also cause tree branches to break.

Utility outages may occur as well. As a result, Nova Scotia Power is activating its emergency operations centre (EOC) at noon on Thursday in advance of the winter storm.

“We are keeping a close eye on this storm. With a prolonged period of mixed precipitation in the forecast, which can change with even minor temperature fluctuations, we are making preparations accordingly,” Matt Drover, storm lead for Nova Scotia Power, said in a press release.


https://globalnews.ca/news/6514571/atlantic-provinces-weather-environment-canada/



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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2020, 03:34:14 AM »
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Today's heavy snow gives way to tonight's -30 wind chill

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Snowfall warnings cover eastern parts of our region
CBC News · Posted: Feb 07, 2020 6:18 AM ET | Last Updated: 23 minutes ago
A car waits at a stop light on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa as snow falls Nov. 11, 2019. (CBC)

A snowfall warning remains in effect for most of the region, but don't ignore how bitterly cold it may get tonight.

Five to 10 more centimetres may fall as of 5 a.m. on top of the 10 to 15 centimetres that's already fallen.

For example, Ottawa and Belleville had seven centimetres of snow on Thursday.

Cornwall may get 15 more centimetres today.

Winds may gust up to 40 km/h.
(Environment Canada)

It's easier to list the areas NOT covered by a snowfall warning: the Belleville area, Renfrew County and the Pontiac.

Those eastern Ontario regions used to have special weather statements, with five more centimetres possible in Belleville and two to four in Renfrew County.

School buses are cancelled across eastern Ontario and Ottawa has a street parking ban in effect after 7 a.m.
Street parking ban to start Friday as storm rolls into Ottawa

    16 hours ago 0:44

Bryden Denyes, manager for urban roads, says a street parking ban will be in place starting at 7 a.m. Friday morning to allow the city's snow clearing operations to run smoothly. 0:44

The snow is expected to end before midnight as the temperature plummets from a daytime high of -6 C to an overnight low of -23 C in Ottawa with a wind chill making it feel like -30.

Tomorrow's high is -13 C under sunny skies, with an overnight low of -20. C.

Sunday is warmer and cloudy, with snow back in the forecast for that night into Monday.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-gatineau-weather-february-7-2020-1.5455537


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2020, 04:02:59 AM »
Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto as -25 wind chill expected
By Gabby Rodrigues Global News
Posted February 7, 2020 7:42 am
Updated February 7, 2020 9:04 am

Toronto‘s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, has issued an extreme cold weather alert for Friday “in anticipation of cold weather conditions within the next 24 hours or longer.”

The alert will be in effect until further notice, de Villa said.

According to Environment Canada’s website, temperatures are forecasted to dip to -17 C in the evening on Friday with an overnight wind chill of -25.

Saturday is expected to have a high of -8 C with a morning wind chill of -25, becoming warmer in the afternoon with a wind chill of -11. Sunday will see a high of -1 C.

“Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when the temperature in the daily forecast suggests temperatures will reach approximately -15 C or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder,” a statement from the City of Toronto reads.

City officials are warning residents to stay inside or, if they have to go outside, to dress in warm layers and wear a hat, warm gloves and boots.


https://globalnews.ca/news/6520093/toronto-weather-extreme-cold-alert-feb-7/
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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2020, 03:21:42 AM »
Yesterday's hot and cold spots ...

Hot spot in Manitoba: -5.3 °C       22.5 °F Melita

Cold spot in Manitoba: -28.3 °C  -18.9 °F Churchill

Hot spot in Canada: 11.0 °C        51.8 °F North Cowichan, BC

Cold spot in Canada: -48.0 °C    -54.4 °F Eureka, NU



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Nova Scotia – No snow month like January for at least 150 years
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
I say ‘at least’ because records only go back to 1870. In other words, we could be talking about more than 150 years.

SYDNEY, N.S. —  179.8 cm of snow was registered at the Sydney airport in January, which is an all-time record, said Ian Hubbard, an Environment Canada meteorologist.

“Records go back to 1870,” he said. “It broke the previous record which was 163.03 cm in 1965.”

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/there-has-been-snow-month-like-january-in-cape-breton-408481/

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ames Shalman likens the conditions at Apex Mountain Resort to skiing on clouds.

"You're skiing in this kind of weightless powder zone, the snow is blowing up over your shoulders, it truly is what you live for as a skier or snowboarder," Shalman, Apex general manager, said from the top of the hill Friday.

Apex Mountain has smashed through snowfall records this week, seeing over 150 centimetres in the last four days, and it's still coming down.

"We just happen to be in this little storm cell, and it just hit us, in a great way," Shalman said.

He has been at Apex for 20 years and can't recall a bigger, longer-lasting dump of snow, and he's been talking to locals in the lift lines whose memories stretch even further.

https://www.sott.net/article/428870-60-inches-of-snow-in-4-days-at-Apex-Mountain-British-Columbia-Most-snow-in-40-plus-years

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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2020, 04:00:43 AM »
Greatest Single-Day Snowfall Record - February 11, 1999.

Tahtsa Lake, BC, received 145 cm of snow, a new Canadian single-day snowfall record, but well below the world's record of 192 cm at Silver Lake, Colorado on April 15, 1921

https://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=6a4a3ac5-1


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2020, 03:01:44 AM »
Ontario: Slow commute ahead on Thursday, brace for bitter wind chill
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Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 6:45 am - A widespread snow will return to southern Ontario late Wednesday, followed by a significant temperature drop for the start to the Family Day long weekend

The second half of the week may give some in southern Ontario weather whiplash, with a shot of commute-snarling snow leading to some of the coldest air we've seen so far this season. But once again, it won't last long. Milder weather will dominate again by next week with no consistent cold in sight through the end of February. We look at when you'll need to leave extra time for travel, and when you'll need those extra layers, below.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

    Snowy system slides through Great Lakes region Wednesday night/Thursday
    Thursday morning commute expected to be slow across GTA/Niagara/southwest
    Coldest air of the season to date expected Friday/early Saturday, but mild air dominates second half of month
    Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WEDNESDAY NIGHT/THURSDAY: WIDESPREAD SNOW RETURNS, SLOW COMMUTE LIKELY

A large system from the southern U.S. will track south of the Great Lakes overnight Wednesday, bringing snow into southwestern Ontario and tracking into the GTA by the pre-dawn hours Thursday. The bulk of the snow will fall during this time, and it's expected to impact Thursday morning's commute on many of the province's major roads. Lingering flurries in the afternoon could also slow down evening travel times, as well.

Widespread amounts of 5-10 cm are expected for southern Ontario through Thursday evening, but closer to 10 cm -- possibly a little more -- is forecast from the Niagara region and along the adjacent shores of Lake Erie. Eastern Ontario, close to the border, up to 10 cm of snow through Thursday, with lesser amounts expected in cottage country and the Nickel Belt.

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Behind the system, temperatures will take a significant nosedive on Friday.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY: COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE YEAR KICK OFF THE FAMILY DAY WEEKEND

Colder air will descend behind Thursday's system, bringing a blast of bitter winter cold for the start of the Family Day long weekend.

friontemps

Temperatures will drop by as much as 10 degrees across the region for Friday and Saturday, with wind chills ranging from the -20 to -30s. Saturday morning looks to feature some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season so far.

"While it's nothing exceptional for this time of year, it will be a shock to the system in a winter that has had minimal Arctic air," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

ONTempsSatAM

A weak system will track across southern Ontario Saturday night with a dusting of snow possible for the GTA and a few centimetres of accumulation across cottage country. By Family Day Monday, near seasonal temperatures with a mix of sun and cloud will dominate.


https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/next-snowy-system-looms-for-late-week-for-southern-ontario


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Re: Weather in Canada 2020
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2020, 04:07:22 AM »
This Canadian city just had its first sunny day in months
Tyler Hamilton and Caroline Floyd
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Monday, February 10th 2020, 11:00 am - It's the end of this streak that's something to celebrate.

Does anyone remember where we put the sunglasses?

Residents of the South Coast and Vancouver Island could be forgiven for having forgotten at this point. But -- finally -- after a 70-day gloomy stretch, the sun finally came out this weekend, making for the first mainly-sunny day of 2020.

Even for Vancouver, this situation is incredibly unusual.

While the region was in the grip of persistent Arctic air through much of January, it came with more clouds than usual for the dry air mass. That's thanks to a weak trough of low pressure that lingered offshore and continued to fling clouds and moisture at the South Coast, even through the worst of the bone-chilling cold. That setup, in turn, helped to drive many cities in the region to record-smashing snowfall totals.

Sometimes, you just can't catch a break.

The streak of 30 straight days of precipitation finally came to an end on Sunday. That makes it the longest such streak in over 60 years.


https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/this-canadian-city-just-saw-full-sunshine-for-the-first-time-in-months


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