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Official Weather Thread: Historical warming and melting taking place in the Arctic

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I can't believe it's getting up to -1C today...we've been in a deep freeze (-20's and -30's with severe windchill) for the past couple of weeks. It's only a short reprieve, cold weather returning by next weekend. Lots of light fluffy snow the past couple days.
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The Christmas decorations on the Danforth can no longer be seen and thank god for that cause they were so lame n ugly Lol and will be worse when they get out from under the weight of all that snow
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Noone can get out
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Still snowing here
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Random twitter photo from Oakville. This was afternoon yesterday, well before the snow ended, I wonder how much this was and I wonder how much they got once the snow finished.
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Can confirm this morning it was 15cm of snow fall on the driveway since we live in an open area and near a lake. Had to use the Chinese made LCT engine Ariens Sno Tek snow blower with a 24" clearing width and 208CC engine. Cleared the driveway in 10 minutes of switching gears back and fro. Other neighbours were struggling with the hand shovel.
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djemzine wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 11:48 am
Can confirm this morning it was 15cm of snow fall on the driveway since we live in an open area and near a lake. Had to use the Chinese made LCT engine Ariens Sno Tek snow blower with a 24" clearing width and 208CC engine. Cleared the driveway in 10 minutes of switching gears back and fro. Other neighbours were struggling with the hand shovel.
Ok. It looks like your 15 cm is enough to hold out for a while. Also I just confirmed with the GFS that the snow we have gotten will indeed hold long enough to give us all a white Christmas. There will be pleasant temperatures just above and below freezing, not like yesterdays bitter cold in the snow storm and this good weather will last through Christmas day and the snow should stay on the ground.
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still flurries but its so warm out perfect weather to clean snow!
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501 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 12:42 pm
still flurries but its so warm out perfect weather to clean snow!
It's funny that it feels so warm to us now because of how we adapt to the cold weather. It still actually is minus 8 out!
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it was no more than 5.5 inches deep. will post more later, with lower resolution.
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test9251 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 2:04 pm
it was no more than 5.5 inches deep. will post more later, with lower resolution.
Wow I had a good guess about the snow depth there. I said less than 15 cm and it is about a cm less than 15 cm in metric.
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any updates for the other snow storm coming this Friday/Saturday u said around pg100?
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JLY311 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 3:44 pm
any updates for the other winter storm coming this Friday/Saturday u said around pg100?
That storm turned into a small storm for some reason. I don't know why it had to change so much. The low pressure system has just gotten weaker and weaker with each model run. But now that the storm is a warmer one, I think it is our saving grace that it isn't too strong, otherwise a lot of rain would have wiped out the snowpack and ruined our white Christmas. I don't see any more significant storms showing up. Even when 2 different models agree on something many days out, it seems it can change a lot. So now I will no longer announce any storms until they are certain within day 5 because the GFS model has been doing very bad lately and every storm it has showed more than 5 days out has resulted in a bust.

The storm earlier discussed for the 20th looked as strong as the one you see in the GFS map below, but better positioned to give snow to Toronto:
[IMG]http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/data/gfs/12/gf ... precip.gif[/IMG]

Now the storm actually just looks like this, very weak:
[IMG]http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/data/gfs/12/gf ... precip.gif[/IMG]
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 3:50 pm
That storm turned into a small storm for some reason. I don't know why it had to change so much. The low pressure system has just gotten weaker and weaker with each model run. But now that the storm is a warmer one, I think it is our saving grace that it isn't too strong, otherwise a lot of rain would have wiped out the snowpack and ruined our white Christmas. I don't see any more significant storms showing up. Even when 2 different models agree on something many days out, it seems it can change a lot. So now I will no longer announce any storms until they are certain within day 5 because the GFS model has been doing very bad lately and every storm it has showed more than 5 days out has resulted in a bust.
This is good news. I'll be flying out of Pearson on Friday afternoon. :)
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Dec 15th, 2013 3:50 pm
That storm turned into a small storm for some reason. I don't know why it had to change so much. The low pressure system has just gotten weaker and weaker with each model run. But now that the storm is a warmer one, I think it is our saving grace that it isn't too strong, otherwise a lot of rain would have wiped out the snowpack and ruined our white Christmas. I don't see any more significant storms showing up. Even when 2 different models agree on something many days out, it seems it can change a lot. So now I will no longer announce any storms until they are certain within day 5 because the GFS model has been doing very bad lately and every storm it has showed more than 5 days out has resulted in a bust.

The storm earlier discussed for the 20th looked as strong as the one you see in the GFS map below, but better positioned to give snow to Toronto:
[IMG]http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/data/gfs/12/gf ... precip.gif[/IMG]

Now the storm actually just looks like this, very weak:
[IMG]http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/data/gfs/12/gf ... precip.gif[/IMG]
thxs for the update!

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