Wow…

queee tal? muchas personas me habían preguntado sobre este tema… desde cuándo hasta cuando cae nieve en Canadá??? bueno desde que estoy acá 2004, no he visto nevar en Octubre… parece que mañana será la primera vez!!! Esta transición otoño invierno parece que se viene con todos los hierros.

Esta no me la esperaba… así que a estar preparados… Aquí les dejo los warnings o advertencias de Environment Canada

Environment Canada’s Official Watches

Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
3:50 PM EDT Monday 27 October 2008
Winter storm watch for
Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans issued

The first Major snow storm of the season likely late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions.. Listen for updated statements.

Humdinger may not be a scientific term but it may very well sum up the weather that mother nature has in store for eastern Ontario. It appears a noreaster will be born just off the North Carolina coast this evening then intensify rapidly tonight and Tuesday before slicing through southwestern Québec Tuesday night.

In advance of this system an expanding area of significant rain will blossom across far eastern Ontario on Tuesday before changing to heavy wet snow in many areas by late afternoon or early evening.

In a swath from Ottawa through Renfrew to Algonquin significant heavy snow will likely set in late Tuesday and continue into Wednesday morning. Snowfall accumulations in excess of 15 centimetres are likely before it tapers off during the day Wednesday.

The rain will linger in the extreme east on Tuesday..From Cornwall to Hawkesbury..Where a rainfall warning is possible once the track of the heaviest rain becomes more certain. The rain will change to snow Tuesday night in this area.

Strong northwest winds of 50 gusting up to 70 km/h Tuesday night in combination with the snow will create hazardous driving conditions due to snow and blowing snow with low visibilities especially when the mercury edges just below the freezing mark. Also any residual leaves left on trees may create additional concerns of snow-laden limbs affecting power lines.

The storm track is still somewhat uncertain. Winter storm warnings and rainfall warnings will be issued as deemed appropriate as the situation unfolds.

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Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe
3:50 PM EDT Monday 27 October 2008
Winter storm watch for
Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe issued

The first Major snow storm of the season likely late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

Humdinger may not be a scientific term but it may very well sum up the weather that mother nature has in store for eastern Ontario. It appears a noreaster will be born just off the North Carolina coast this evening then intensify rapidly tonight and Tuesday before slicing through southwestern Québec Tuesday night.

In advance of this system an expanding area of significant rain will blossom across far eastern Ontario on Tuesday before changing to heavy wet snow in many areas by late afternoon or early evening.

In a swath from Ottawa through Renfrew to Algonquin significant heavy snow will likely set in late Tuesday and continue into Wednesday morning. Snowfall accumulations in excess of 15 centimetres are likely before it tapers off during the day Wednesday.

The rain will linger in the extreme east on Tuesday..From Cornwall to Hawkesbury..Where a rainfall warning is possible once the track of the heaviest rain becomes more certain. The rain will change to snow Tuesday night in this area.

Strong northwest winds of 50 gusting up to 70 km/h Tuesday night in combination with the snow will create hazardous driving conditions due to snow and blowing snow with low visibilities especially when the mercury edges just below the freezing mark. Also any residual leaves left on trees may create additional concerns of snow-laden limbs affecting power lines.

The storm track is still somewhat uncertain. Winter storm warnings and rainfall warnings will be issued as deemed appropriate as the situation unfolds.
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WOCN10 CWUL 272008
Special weather statement issued by Environment Canada Montréal at
04:08 PM EDT Monday 27 October 2008.

…. Time to get out the shovel in western Québec ….

Weather synopsis

A low pressure system will develop over the us east coast in the next
few hours. This system will intensify as it tracks northward. While
eastern Québec will get significant amounts of rain, a mass of
Cold air will follow the system and the rain will turn to snow over
the western part of the province. This transition should happen late
in the day on Tuesday and snow will be falling all night. Snowfall
amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected, accumulations could be
higher if temperatures become slightly cooler.

This bulletin is merely an advisory notice and the public is advised
to listen to present and future warnings issued by Environment Canada.

En el Ottawa Citizen también hay un artículo muy bueno

Environment Canada issues winter storm watch

Snowfall accumulations in excess of 15 centimetres likely

Graham Hughes, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Monday, October 27, 2008

OTTAWA – Mother Nature’s sending us a nasty trick leading
up to Halloween.

Monday afternoon, Environment Canada issued its first winter storm watch
of the 2008-2009 winter.

The first major snow storm of the season is likely to hit the Ottawa area
late Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday.

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