Tuesday, February 1, 2011

STORM UPGRADED TO A BLIZZARD

Late afternoon Tuesday, Environment Canada upgraded its winter storm warning to “blizzard” for much of southern Ontario. Hamilton could end up with the largest accumulation it’s seen in four years.

Starting around noon Tuesday, between 30 and 45 centimetres (12-18 inches) of snow is expected to be dumped on Hamilton, Burlington, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant and Niagara. Strong, gusty winds could also develop, causing whiteouts and near blizzard conditions.

 By the time the severe storm system has made its way through 29 American states and four Canadian provinces, it will have affected 100 million people in North America,

The cause of the storm, is a low pressure system developing over the southern states: cold air from the north will combine with “warm sopping moist air from the south.”
“This is when wild weather breaks out,”

This is not good news folks... so I thought we could have some fun... play along just leave a comment and let us know where you are and what is expected for your area.   It will be interesting to see how many areas we can cover.   

Feel free to post on your blog, lets' get everyone in on the fun.

Please stay safe and warm.

Hugs,
Deb

17 comments:

Lori said...

Hi Deb, I'm near Windsor, ON and it's been snowing here for about hour and a half. It's so windy and COLD!!! Blizzard warnings too. One local newspaper is calling it Snowmageddon. LOL My kids are pretty excited about a snow day tomorrow. We've got a good fire going in the fireplace, just in case the power goes out. Stay warm, and stay home if you can.

gottahavemoxie said...

Hi Deb, I'm in New Hampshire and we are expecting over a 12" tomorrow. Not to mention all the snow we have already gotten today. Good time to hunker down and watch movies and craft. Take care and stay warm.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It's darned cold here. The snow is deep and we had about an inch of ice first! The snow is coming down sideways now cuz the wind is blowing so hard!
It's a good time to stay inside and bake something!
★Linda★

Peggy said...

Well Deb, I love snow but alas none here. I am in eastern NC and am one of the states sending that warm moist weather to greet your cold northern air. It is suppose to be near 70F tomorrow... sorry, really I am as I am a winter person.

Denise said...

Hi Deb,
I'm in Southern Maine, we had about 6 inches today as the "appetizer" to what will be arriving around 4am Wednesday morning! We are expected to receive between 12-18 inches depending on which weather report you watch. It is times like this that I am so glad that I brought all of my wood in this fall.....the generator is full and we have another full can of fuel just in case. We have plenty of TP and food so we should be all set for the day. I also have lots of sewing projects I can work on or just grab a book, a cup of hot chocolate and stay warm! Hope you can stay in and stay warm!

Hazel said...

Hi, I am in Jacksonville Fl and it is 62 degrees, Cloudy skies and expecting showers and a possible thunderstorm late tonight. Hope the north gets a break soon. Stay warm!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Deb! oh my ! stay safe and warm
Louisville KY
Right now the temp is the highest it's been all day 52. they said it was going to warm up but I didn't believe them. We are supposed to get some flurries tomorrow.
lucky us
gail

Connie said...

Hey Deb, I'm in northern Ontario and we weren't supposed to get any of this storm but I woke up to it snowing - only supposed to get 5 cm but the last time they said that we got 14! LOL

Granny said...

I'm in Indiana and this is what the weather guesser has in store for us:

Today: Windy conditions and snow showers. High 23F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tonight: A few snow showers around this evening, otherwise mostly cloudy. Low 6F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Very cold. High 17F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow night: A few clouds from time to time. Low near 5F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s.
Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper 20s.
Sunday: Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s

Coleen's Corner said...

It's Wednesday in Iowa... snow (5") has passed, but the wind continues to blow - current wind chill = -25. Our road is blocked and I hope they don't open it too soon!

DeeDee said...

I am in Texas.... we have a frozen city, with no means to deal with it...now they have starting rolling power outages....we cannot get out and about..days of freezing temps so no meltage...not a good start to my birthday month...stay safe blogland freinds..

Funky Junk Interiors said...

No snow here. But that's typical for BC Canada. :P Just very cold!!

Donna

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi ya Deb, Southeast Ohio here with heavy snowfall and temps in the 20's. Yesterday at 3 a.m. we had 62 degrees and stayed that for about four hours and dropped into the 20's. Wild is right!
Stay safe and warm:)
Carol

Judy said...

Hi Deb - I am in Pickering, just east of Toronto. A lot of people stayed home but we did get a lot of snow - but not as much as they were predicting. Shovelled the driveway 3 times yesterday. Today is very nice and sunny.

Judy

Starwood Country Creations said...

I'm late coming to the party, I've been shoveling snow! 12" in Pefferlaw last Wednesday, another 8" this past weekend.
I've decided our next house will be closer to the street so we don't have to shovel as much (or we could get a snowblower)

Jo

Creative Ambitions said...

Ok so... I'm a little late on this... but here it goes... I live in Tennessee and we have high of 5o and sunny today and then an artic blast moves in with a chance of snow tonight and later on in the week... CRAZY!! Warm/cold/warm/cold! That's how it is here!

Kendra

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