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hm

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reply to Gone

Re: [Weather] Special weather statements ON, NB, NS, NL

said by Gone:

said by hm :

They're frowned upon everywhere.

Wrong. The correct answer is they are frowned upon everywhere there are pretentious people who care too much about what other people do and not enough about what they do themselves.

You aren't wrong.


J E F F
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reply to Gone
You know what, I rarely see them anyway. Most people will just spend the money and make a permanent one.
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Gone
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reply to digitalfutur
said by digitalfutur:

Given the same driving skill, snow tires will get through today's snow where all seasons would not.

All season tires got me through today's snow just fine, including just shy of a foot of snow in a completely unshoveled driveway when I got home 4PM today after closing the store early today. This is not the first time, and it won't be the last. I don't buy a word you say.

I should also add, anyone who put their car into a ditch today would have done it regardless if they had all seasons or snows on their car.


Gone
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reply to koira
Some updated totals.

quote:
AWCN11 CWTO 090109
Updated weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and the
National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
At 8:09 PM EST Friday 8 February 2013.

-------------------------------------------------------------
==weather event discussion==

A major winter storm continues to impact portions of Southern
Ontario. General snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm have been
Reported so far with heavy snow continuing to fall over some areas.
The snow accumulated rapidly and was blown around by gusty winds
From the northeast. This led to hazardous driving conditions across
much of Southern Ontario as well as multiple closures and flight
cancellations. Below are snow amounts reported as of 7:00 PM.

-------------------------------------------------------------
Location snow amount (cm)
-------------------------------------------------------------
Mount Brydges 23*
Goderich 14
Kitchener 27
Cambridge 24
Waterloo - north 40*
Fergus 33*
Delhi 27
Welland 22
Grimsby mountain 27
St Catharines 30*
St Catharines - south 37
Dundas 35*
Hamilton - west mtn 32
Hamilton arpt 15
Brampton 25
Toronto - Pearson 26
Toronto - downtown 25
Toronto - Downsview 30
Markham 27*
Woodbridge 30*
Buttonville 35
Thornhill 34*
Richmond Hill 29
Aurora 40*
Newmarket 25
Sharon 28*
Caledon 25*
Orilla 39
Coldwater 32
Wiarton 27
Trenton 30
Brighton 25*
Pickering 30*
Bowmanville 26*
Peterborough 33*
Perth 25
Ottawa - airport 17
Gatineau 18

* volunteer observations

This weather summary contains preliminary information and may not
constitute an official or final report.

END/OSPC
(nice of them to correct the spelling of St. Catharines)


elwoodblues
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Pushing a foot of Snow in Toronto... that's a fair bit.
Plow came through took me an hour to clear the mess it left behind.


loosedobbs

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said by elwoodblues:

Pushing a foot of Snow in Toronto... that's a fair bit.
Plow came through took me an hour to clear the mess it left behind.

How much was in 1999? 40-45 cm at least? It was not like that but almost same. 401 and ramps were screwed up the same way.


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Well this was a pretty big storm, biggest single event probably going back to the 2008 winter which was pretty bad.

Was fun!
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Gone
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reply to loosedobbs
It was 40cm, but over the course of two days instead of 16 hours like this storm was. Problem with 1999 was that after a brief reprieve it continued to snow for a week and a half after and Toronto ended up with 117cm when all was said and done. The army didn't get called in after a meter of snow had fallen.


hm

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reply to J E F F
said by J E F F:

You know what, I rarely see them anyway. Most people will just spend the money and make a permanent one.

err you have a house?
You built something to cover your entire driveway?


koira
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said by peterboro:

said by Xstar_Lumini:

Sir why do self-righteous homeowners think they own the public sideroad in front of their houses?

Because the plows can't do a proper job that's why.

heads up Canadian Tire weekly flyer has a Tempo at reduced price this coming week


Gone
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said by koira:

heads up Canadian Tire weekly flyer has a Tempo at reduced price this coming week

Sweet!

peterboro
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reply to koira
said by koira:

said by peterboro:

said by Xstar_Lumini:

Sir why do self-righteous homeowners think they own the public sideroad in front of their houses?

Because the plows can't do a proper job that's why.

heads up Canadian Tire weekly flyer has a Tempo at reduced price this coming week

I'll cut it out and mail it to all DJs neighbours.


HiVolt
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reply to Gone
Where do you get these snow totals? Damn EC site is so stupid.
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mr weather
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reply to Gone
What or where is "St. Catharines - south"? Thorold? I was in the area last Saturday when that squall band inched its way up from Lake Erie. On returning home, as soon as I exited the 406 to the QEW the sun was shining.

Snow stopped around here about an hour ago. Wind is still blowing it around a bit. Our street has been plowed thrice but only on the side of the road opposite me. WTF?

Had to dig out the side of the house as a snow drift had formed just below the air intake for the furnace (which is 3' off the ground). Glad I shoveled it out when I did.

Also had to take a broom to the Shaw Direct dish as it was partially buried.
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Anav
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Air intake for air exchangers is also germane. The exhaust vent is warmish air so never a problem.


Gone
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reply to mr weather
said by mr weather:

What or where is "St. Catharines - south"? Thorold? I was in the area last Saturday when that squall band inched its way up from Lake Erie. On returning home, as soon as I exited the 406 to the QEW the sun was shining.

It's either going to be St. Catharines just on top of the escarpment before you enter Thorold (like Barbican Heights or where Brock is), or the south-end lower part of the city like Merritton or Marsdale. My guess is that it's either Brock or the Power Glen Generating Station, as there's official EC observation stations at both locations and the 37cm measurement is official. The south-end always gets more snow than the north due to the dynamic that the escarpment causes. Sometimes the difference can be as big as 45cm in the south-end and only 20cm in the north. That has happened on more occasions than I can count, particularly when there's a band that comes in off Lake Ontario.

That squall band from last Saturday coming in off Lake Erie was impressive. It dumped nearly a foot of snow on Fort Erie in the short period it was over the town from about 5AM until 11. I was monitoring it on my phone in Newark and was expecting our flight to be delayed but it wasn't. We landed in Buffalo *just* as the squall band had moved northward (in fact, flying in I could see the white wall of the squall over the north-end of the town) and watching the snow removal and deicing crews right on the tarmac at the airport was outright impressive. Those guys know how to move and remove snow!


dirtyjeffer
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reply to Gone
said by Gone:
It a "structure" the same way a tent in your back yard is a structure.
i realize that, but that is the back yard...we are talking about the front yard here.

quote:
I'm sure the reason you never see them is because of the efforts of everyone who lives there to make it look as un-lived-in as possible.

i probably never see them because they look horrible, and likely most people agree.
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dirtyjeffer
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reply to peterboro
said by peterboro:

Maybe I'll move to London near you and set up a bunch. Are any houses for sale near you?

yes, a ton of houses have gone up for sale, possibly because of the townhouses going up behind us (not sure).

make an offer: »www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.a···68779909


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dirtyjeffer
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reply to digitalfutur
said by digitalfutur:

Given the same driving skill, snow tires will get through today's snow where all seasons would not. Of course, if you drive over a snowbank high enough to lift the vehicle, or skid off the road, snow tires (or any tires) won't help.

Every vehicle (car) that got stuck on our unplowed street had no snow tires. As soon as they hit the foot-deep snow, all traction was lost, no matter how slow (or fast) they were driving. That didn't happen with 2 drivers whose vehicles (cars) had snow tires and were driving as slowly. The snow tires' superior traction got them through.

yea, one of the neighbours was leaving their house as i was snowblowing and could barely get down the road...it must have taken her 5 minutes to go 300 feet (i'm not exaggerating)...she was holding up a few cars that were waiting to go home...she drove a Dodge Journey with all seasons on it and it just sat there and spun the tires in the foot or so deep snow...i thought it was odd considering i didn't have a problem with it and i drive a little car, not a "CUV"...i left to go out about 30 minutes later and still didn't have a problem...sure, it was deep, but i wasn't getting stuck in it.
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Sukunai
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Outstanding.

I don't give a hoot where you live, I live in a hole in the weather pattern. Nothing really ever happens here even if it is happening 5 minutes outside of town.

Today we got totally dumped on by the snow.

Translation, if it was bad in Lindsay, it was almost certainly VERY bad anywhere else.

I went out for the usual walk today at 10, returned around 3ish.
All that time, I saw a plow twice. Never saw any real snow removal worth comment at all. Not one sidewalk had been touched it seemed. Middle of the day and if you were on foot, you were walking in snow on average a foot deep (drifts etc). Odds are you were walking on the side of the road (not much better either).

Snow in the air the whole day basically.

The mall, well there was simply no reason to be out, and my friend who manages an EB Games, thought people 'browsing' in the store had to be insane to be out on a day like today.

There was almost no cars in the parking lot of Canadian Tire when I passed it at noon. Plenty of seats in Tim Horton's a location I rarely see less than 60% occupied.

I didn't need to be out but, I like walking in the snow. I was dressed for it of course. Muklucks, parka and of course my tunes. I didn't need speed (not that I can walk fast anyway). But at the end of the day, I was sure impressed. 2008 was no big deal here, in fact I can't recall a storm in town this bad more than twice this century here in town.

We went from bare surfaces and nothing, to holy crap that's a lot of snow in a day. If the weather refrains from overly warm or overly wet, this snow likely will be here for the rest of the month.

I doubt anyone in snow removal is sleeping much tonight.

Fortunately the snow is a light weight powder here. But I am expecting to see some considerably large piles in the morning.

peterboro
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reply to dirtyjeffer
said by dirtyjeffer:

yes, a ton of houses have gone up for sale, possibly because of the townhouses going up behind us (not sure).

I am very particular. I want something beside or across from you that will fit all my cars on the front lawn and a canopy over the driveway. Would you have a problem with paint fumes drifting into your house?

Speaking of driving in the snow I got stuck in the end of the driveway. I was too lazy to shovel the snowbank the plow left so I decided to back over it and push it on the street. It didn't work.

Don't try this at home kids.


dirtyjeffer
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peterboro, this is London, not Peterborough...for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn...secondly, the lots here aren't large enough to fit 20 cars on your front lawn even if you were allowed to do so...your best to stay where you are.

peterboro
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said by dirtyjeffer:

peterboro, this is London, not Peterborough...for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn...secondly, the lots here aren't large enough to fit 20 cars on your front lawn even if you were allowed to do so...your best to stay where you are.

Ummm...for one those cars are religious symbols that I pray to so no bylaw of London is gonna stop me...second, I don't need to get all the cars out front but stacking them 2 or 3 deep will probably get my 15 or so there.... and if not there's the back yard.


Gone
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reply to dirtyjeffer
said by dirtyjeffer:

for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn

You probably are on some level or another, you just don't know it.


dirtyjeffer
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said by Gone:

said by dirtyjeffer:

for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn

You probably are on some level or another, you just don't know it.

nope...you'll get fined if you do it.

»www.london.ca/By-laws/PDFs/unaut···king.pdf
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peterboro
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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by dirtyjeffer:

for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn

You probably are on some level or another, you just don't know it.

I'm Clark Griswald in Christmas Vacation and DJ is the uptight yuppies next door Todd and Margo Chester.

peterboro
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reply to dirtyjeffer
said by dirtyjeffer:

said by Gone:

said by dirtyjeffer:

for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn

You probably are on some level or another, you just don't know it.

nope...you'll get fined if you do it.
»www.london.ca/By-laws/PDFs/unaut···king.pdf

I told you they are religious symbols and Charter protected...besides if humans can worship a nuclear warhead in Planet of the Apes I can worship a car.


J E F F
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I have a garage, I have seen people add-on gazebo like garages, open air garages, there is a technical term for it, but basically 2 or 3 supports at one side, then attached to either front or side of house. Typical shingle for roof.
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DKS
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reply to peterboro
said by peterboro:

I told you they are religious symbols and Charter protected...besides if humans can worship a nuclear warhead in Planet of the Apes I can worship a car.

I wanna see the CRA accept your repair bills as "charitable donations".
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DKS
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reply to J E F F
said by J E F F:

I have a garage, I have seen people add-on gazebo like garages, open air garages, there is a technical term for it, but basically 2 or 3 supports at one side, then attached to either front or side of house. Typical shingle for roof.

It is called a carport. I have one.
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