: Another Massive Winter Storm In Eastern Canada! March 8
From what I have been reading on a few different forums and weather models it is looking like SW ONT. is getting hit very hard with this storm. Conditions may call for a blizzard warning. I have seen most estimates around 30cm for Toronto. I have also seen some estimates 30 - 60cm. Ottawa should get very hard by this storm as well. Estimates are 30cm+ for them as well.
It is also a very long storm which should last about 36 hours.
2008-03-06, 03:25 PM
The word for Ottawa is another ~20cm on Saturday. I hope my neighbours are kind enough to bail me out like they did yesterday - they snowblowed (snowblew?) my driveway for me! :D
I got a chuckle out of a comment yesterday that Toronto was likely to break its all-time record of ~270 cm. We're at ~350 cm. so far, but we still have a long way to go to break our all-time record of ~440 cm.! :o
Wow. The smaller roads are getting pretty narrow in spots after this weeks storm
The city has done a good job this year plowing so its been pretty good.
EC (Environment Canada) has not been very accurate this year 2 or more days out. I have been watching other places and they are calling for more with pretty bad winds which could result in very bad snow drifts.
Some are saying it is going to track just East of GTA which will result up to 30cm. Some are saying it is going to track a bit west of what the models are saying which would bring the worst storm in 30 years to the GTA area. Some are saying it will be as bad as the blizzard of '77 ( I have no clue how bad that was).
2008-03-06, 03:44 PM
If we get another 30cm here in Ottawa I will not be a happy camper.
2008-03-06, 03:46 PM
What is all this whinge about the snow, I thought you guys were Canadians? LOL
as bad as the blizzard of '77 ( I have no clue how bad that was).
77 was much worse because the snow came in a relatively short time and stayed. This winter in TOronto isn't even as bad as the one we had about seven years ago when Mel Lastman freaked out. IN that one, the snowbanks were well over my head and the roads were almost impassable because the plows had no place to push the snow.
2008-03-06, 04:08 PM
Remember, you heard it here first!
Not sure why they posted that. This developed recently so there was no way to know.
New models are now showing Peterbourough to Ottawa to get the most snow and it will most likely be 40cm+
2008-03-06, 05:07 PM
Ohh, Great! :rolleyes:
I swear, this is the last year I build a rink in the backyard.
I have spent more time shovelling it and repairing it this year after these big dumps and wicked warm thaws than it actually gets used.
This has been my worst winter snowfallwise in Guelph since 2000 (our first year here). This winter reminds me of the winters I used to experience when I lived in Ottawa. Although this has been one heck of a winter for snow accumulation it really has been not much worse than an average year in Ottawa.
Ottawa is an amazing city but I don't miss the winters!:o
2008-03-06, 05:41 PM
You should be glad you're in Guelph and not in Ottawa.
I used to live on Alpine Ave (just off Carling near Lincoln Heights) and we had one of those dumb driveways going down as our garage was in the basement. What a pain as you were always throwing snow 4-6' in the air! I feel bad for those who have the house now as it was always a PITA to shovel the driveway and try to back out with snow and ice and such.
What I miss about Ottawa is the parkway, canal, museums etc. I definately don't miss OC Transpo as I spent many a cold night waiting a half hour or more for my next bus in Kanata, Orleans etc.
2008-03-06, 06:11 PM
I just finished shoveling the rest of yesterdays dumping...well all that I am going to shovel. I have no place to put it any more.
The snowbanks in my yard are almost up to my shoulders now. I don't remember this much snow, even as a kid in rural Nova Scotia.
2008-03-06, 06:12 PM
I definately don't miss OC Transpo as I spent many a cold night waiting a half hour or more for my next bus in Kanata, Orleans etc.
That aspect of Ottawa hasn't changed unfortunately.
2008-03-06, 06:14 PM
I have a flat driveway and I'm throwing snow 6' in the air to get it off my driveway.
If we do in fact get what they are saying we will have two tunnels leading to our house. One to the front door and the other to the garage.
2008-03-06, 06:39 PM
Talking about Ottawa, compared to Gatineau you people get at least half-decent snow removal. In Gatineau, at times I feel I pay (taxes) to do the work for the city. If I am correct, snow removal is mainly subcontracted and those people will burry you in snow in order to save themselves time and money (at the taxpayers expense of course)! One of the last snowfalls, the snowplow driver stopped and left his load from the perpendicular street in the middle of the road when he saw me. They came back during the night to plow it in to my driveway. When they forecasted the 2 upcoming snow falls for this week, I thought thatís it, I won't survive this! I have this one barely taken care of; letís see what happens this weekend!
2008-03-06, 06:49 PM
I don't remember this much snow, even as a kid in rural Nova Scotia.
Well I'm sure you have by now heard about the winter of 70/71 in Ottawa.
I spent many years growing up in Glen Cairn (now Kanata). I'm guessing what used to be Goulbourn Township used heavy equipment to clear the streets leaving huge snow piles on front lawns. My mom had a photo of me playing on the snow pile looking into my bedroom window (taken from inside the window).
Oh yeah, did I mention the window was on the second floor ? :)
That aspect of Ottawa hasn't changed unfortunately.
That's really sad that the peripheral bus routes are still so bad... And they wonder why more people don't take public transit? If you are on/or near one of the transitway routes (e.g. 95) then all is well. If you have to take one of the peripheral routes though then you are in for some serious pain and long waits.
I had "issues" with the GO system and Mississauga transit when I went to Humber College in 1997/98. I will say that the bus system in Hamilton is pretty decent and it was tolerable using their service.
TO be back on-topic it has been quite the crazy winter with warm thaws and then these massive snow accumulations. I wish our fellow forumers well with the projected upcoming storm. Hopefully it won't be as bad as they are projecting...
2008-03-07, 09:08 AM
Where do most of you go to get your weather forecasts/news? I check