Saturday, 9 February 2013

Snomageddon 2013

Whew! Smomageddon again. We had a big dump of 60 - 150 cm in Muskoka in December, 2009. This was nothing like that. The Lake Effect snow meant that the winds pick up moisture. The winds just blew and blew over the two days, Dec. 16.
Here, February 8th, big winds and lots of snow. Dawn has come, as it tends to do! The sun on the bosom of the snow, is a beautiful sight.

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Location                snow amount (cm)
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London Airport           20
Kitchener west           31*
Waterloo - north         40*
Guelph                   23*
Dundas                   35*
Hamilton - west mtn      32
Toronto - Pearson        26
Caledon                  25*
Orillia                  39
Haliburton               23*
Wiarton                  27
Kaladar                  30*
Trenton                  31
Peterborough             33*
Tapley (sw Peterborough) 41*
Perth                    25
Centreville (nw kingstn) 17*
Brockville               23*
Ottawa - airport         25
Gatineau                 20
Balaclava (sw Renfrew)   21*

* volunteer observations
I love the radar. You can see the clouds and swirling winds.

The blizzard is a combination of three weather systems: an Alberta clipper of cold air, a Texas low of warm, moist air and a powerful storm that began in the Carolinas.
Below are total snow amounts reported as of 1:00 AM Saturday.


No sooner did I use the snowblower on the driveway, than it needed to be done again. This was the frist 4" from Friday. Today, Saturday, I shall attack it again!

7 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

This is a big snow! I would have missed it altogether if I was not in Rye, New York visiting my daughter. We are definitely housebound!

eileeninmd said...

I hope you are safe and sound during this blizzard. Clearing all that snow is hard. I remember one year, we ran out of places to put the snow. Take care!

Olga said...

I love those night time photos.

Crafty Gardener said...

Record breaking amounts in the Quinte region too ... 31 cm. Let the digging begin :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Jenn! Too much white stuff. Don't spend too much time measuring it..you'll freeze your fingers. Stay warm...looks like a good time to cozy up with a cup of tea or something by the fireplace and play with the kittens.

Carol L McKenna said...

Great post ~ having fun with Mother Nature's gift of snow ~

Carol from (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Christine said...

It's kind of nice to see all the snow, it's the way it's supposed to be at this time of year! Heard it's supposed to rain on Monday.