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Because we don’t have enough snow yet

March 07, 2008 @ 08:25 By: gordon Category: Weather

It appears there’s yet more snow on the way to address the extreme shortage of snow in Ottawa:

TAF CYOW 071138Z 071212 11005KT P6SM BKN040 OVC060
FM2000Z 35005KT P6SM -SN OVC050 TEMPO 2022 3SM -SN BKN020 OVC050
FM2200Z 01005KT 4SM -SN OVC025 TEMPO 2202 2SM -SN OVC012
FM0200Z 35010G20KT 3/4SM -SN BLSN VV008 TEMPO 0210 2SM -SN OVC010
PROB30 0510 1/2SM SN BLSN VV004
FM1000Z 35012G25KT 5SM -SN OVC030 TEMPO 1012 3SM -SN OVC015
RMK NXT FCST BY 15Z=

Currently, there’s a winter storm watch in effect, that I expect will be upgraded to a winter storm warning later today:

Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
5:02 AM EST Friday 7 March 2008
Winter storm watch for
Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans continued
..Winter storm expected to give heavy snow Saturday..
This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

Storm totals may be 20 to 30 centimetres along and east of a line from Long Point to the Golden Horseshoe then to Petawawa. There is potential for 30 to 50 centimetres of snow over the Niagara Peninsula and parts of eastern Ontario. Areas west of the Long Point to Petawawa line should see between 10 to 20 centimetres with lesser amounts near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Behind this system strong northerly winds to 70 km/h are possible. On Saturday strong winds combined with fresh snow will cause blowing snow to lower visibilities and create dangerous driving conditions. Whiteout conditions are possible so travellers should be prepared to alter their plans accordingly.

At least I don’t have a driveway to shovel, but it’s going to be miserable driving tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Because we don’t have enough snow yet”


  1. Trashy says:

    I did have a 4 car driveway.
    Now I have a pile of snow that is slightly shorter than the piles of snow on either side of the space-formerly-know-as-my-driveway.
    In a few minutes, I will be venturing out to find my driveway and, according to my wife, there is a minivan out there somewhere as well.
    I’m telecommuting until June.

  2. gordon says:

    The front page of an Ottawa Sun I saw yesterday had a picture of a guy who in Orleans with a pile of snow 6 to 10 feet wide but 16 feet high between his driveway and that of his neighbour’s. It’s going to be quite exciting when it starts to get warmer (it has to happen sometime, right?) and one side slumps a bit and it collapses.

    Not that it seems like that’s going to happen any time soon.



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