Well, isn't the snow a shock?! It just keeps on falling.
Here is yesterday
Do you know the difference between a snow shower and a snow flurry, blowing snow and a snow squall, a blizzard, snow pellets and snow grains and ice pellets? I do. You can find wind speed terms, too. But I digress.
I looked it up at Environment Canada's information page. What, snowbound, bored, me?
After navigating our way into Gravenhurst for appointments...whew, what a drive home.
I shovelled the deck for the umpteenth time, really to appease the cats who need to get under the cottage or they terrorize us and each other in their cat ways: chasing, hunting, pouncing. We play with them, provide cat toys, a huge empty box, and try to keep them amused, but when they look out and see their mouse friends...all heck breaks loose!
The lake has disappeared. But I kept on shovelling the deck as the mourning dove looked rather... mournful. She likes the cracked corn in the bucket and as long as I am there she simply watches me. She didn't move at all, I was just below her on the deck, as she waited patiently for me to leave.
Weather is a darned important item to those in Muskoka. With many in the sales, service, or other industries, workers often travel for work. In Gravenhurst today, one store clerk told me that Environment Canada had actually sent a reporter! Whoo, hoo!
But do you think I can find out how much snow we've had, officially? NOPE.
On a day like this, with Muskoka having a predicted 15 - 25 cm snowsqualls, on top of the same amount yesterday, and more expected today, I keep wondering where I can find information on the total amount of snowfall for this past month.
On the snow.com offers some data, for ski resorts, but shows that Horseshoe Resort, Huntsville, for example, has a base depth of 12" (30 cm) , and no new snow in the last 72 hours. Hmf! I've shovelled that mus snow today.
Muskoka Airport houses the weather sensing data for Environment Canada, but no quick info source.
Canadian Snowfall Amounts at Ask.com.
Nipissing University's Weather Lab has a ton of information, with photos of weather equipment, dated 2002.
This is an interesting site: Wunderground, while US-based, has decent weather coverage. A bit busy for me for a linked badge. But some may like it!
Online is my choice for information. TV and radio really help, but the major TV stations leave us out. You can find data on the jet stream. Click here for my posts: the First Snow of the Fall, 2009, season!
The Dec. 4th/5th weekend, our 2nd major snowfall.Then, on December 9th and 10th we had another load of snow. Happy shovelling, if you are in such climes!