Today's freezing rain is now rain. It is quite a mess out there. Good thing it is Sunday!
It's crazy that the OPP and the OFSC have told people to stay off of the sleds and the trails. Duh...
|Melted mouse tunnels!|
impassable swamps, bogs, creeks and washouts.' We know that this recent snowfall won't last here in southern Ontario. In fact, we had a lovely snow cover, and it is simply washing away. The wildlife benefit from snow cover, too. You can see the tunnels, now melted in my backyard photo. Poor wee deer mice!
|Radar at Franktown, ON|
by 12:45 it mostly passed
Ian Black has some great weather forecasts. He is based in Ottawa.
I asked him about the 'valley effect'.
The "Valley effect" refers to, amongst a few other things, the cold air that settles into the lower lying land that is hard to move out. Areas outside of this effect might be in the double digits with rain, while in the Valley, it would be considerably colder. In many cases we get freezing rain when others are getting plain old rain.
Our kids are there, and its amazing how the weather differs on some days.
Sometimes, if we plan a trip to the city, we watch Ottawa carefully.
Otherwise, we watch it for fun.
The radar on the weather network is the best. I like watching the progress of a storm. It is hard to predict, and, like a hurricane that varies its path, it is best to see the progress at the time.
|By 4 p.m. the storm had passed|
Environment Canada does a good job, with regular updates of the local radar.
at 11:00 a.m.
|Weather Office (gc.ca)|
There are many sources, and many times they do not agree! Sometimes the best source is looking out the front door...
London, ON, had a ton of snow. 20 - 30 cm, I thought.
See a photo here:
I prefer the Canadian government sources. The ads are just irritating on some of the other web pages.
Many disagree about 'Global Warming', better stated as Climate Change.
The rain has just about stopped. Time to amble outdoors for more photos!