Wednesday, 27 November 2013

What a storm across the continent!

Tuesday afternoon prediction for Wed.
There were quite a few warnings on the news and weather websites. Tuesday, Nov. 26th they warned that a couple of fronts were meeting. One warm, one cold. I hope that it give us some nice snow cover to insulate critters and plants.

This being Tuesday, the Wednesday snowfall accumulation is only a prediction, but I dashed out to replenish the bird seed, just in case. I keep it in a metal garbage can, an old one of my dad's, which keeps out the critters.

Cold front meets warm!
The snow blower is up from the shed, in the garage, and it even started for me! The Pagan lights are up. So-named when I had to convince a then-atheist, tall son to help me put the lights up outdoors!

Und zo... here we are, Wednesday morning, and it was as predicted.

It would appear that we managed close to 8". I use my late father's ruler, as it sits in the snow. He used it for the work he did: architectural hardware
Just shy of 20 cm (8")
on the driveway.
consultant. He would read architectural drawings and create lists of the hardware required to build the building. He was precise, meticulous and methodical.

The cats were in shock! As is the city of Ottawa. School busses cancelled, hydro wires down, people in the ditch.

I'm having my coffee, then breakfast, then preparing to clear us out.
There are winds on the way. We can expect another few cm of snow, which is not a big deal.
The radar says there is ice in Brockville. I'm happy for a good old snowfall! That I can shovel.

Buster eyes the snow between the railing.

Looks left, then right, in disgust!

Daisy ventures down the steps.

My poor decorations!
Daisy tries staying close to the house.

Then there is the back yard!
Blue=snow, red=ice, green=rain
/last night's storm marches in.

Heavily-laden branches

I shall have to use the snow rake
on the White Pine

 This is the Environment Canada warning:
Snowfall Warning for: Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

First snowstorm of the season coming to an end today. A deep low pressure system tracking up along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States has spread snow, heavy at times, into Eastern Ontario as forecast. 10 to 15 cm have already fallen in many areas. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are quite likely by the time the snow comes to an end later today as the winter storm centre tracks across New England into Eastern Quebec. Hazardous driving conditions from very low visibility in areas of heavier snow and accumulating snow are expected to continue until the snow eases off later today. In addition with temperatures remaining near the freezing mark in the Cornwall and St Lawrence River Valley areas early this morning, the snow may be quite heavy and wet resulting in some falling tree branches and power lines and associated local power outages.


Olga said...

We are having rain this morning, but temps close to freezing. I would not dare attempt my planned trip over the Green Mountains. Maybe it will be over by tomorrow. If not, my sister will set an extra place at her Thanksgiving table.

Hilary said...

It looks like you got about twice as much as we did. It looks beautiful to see the world covered in pristine white.

Anonymous said...

Lots of snow for us overnight. The shovels and snow blower got their first work out of the season. I appreciate the snow so much more now I don't have to get out and drive in it.

Red said...

As long as things don't get too crazy a nice snowfall is okay.

Pearl said...

that's a big weather system. you know its big when Toronto gets snow too.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
This looks lovely but... This is my first day back in UK: cool, damp, misty, brisk, refreshing. But I recall that when the North Americas get storms like this, it usually heads over here about a month later... I brought thermals! &*> YAM xx