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  1. mississaugasnow

    Current Snow Pack and Depths

    Appreciate the photos, Im interested to see when the snow finally melts up there. Algonquin park posted a few days ago that certain portions of the park will remain closed into may this year because of ice. The park rangers measured 24" ice on the lakes still.
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    well this was somewhat unexpected. Police have shut down some roads in south Mississauga, especially right along the lake. Large trees have fallen and taken out power lines. Still sitting right at 32F at 9pm. Rain is just creeping along the lakeshore but I feel like the middle-northern GTA might be looking at a massive ice storm. Decent amount of Ice on the trees
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    getting slightly off topic, but this winter will be remembered for the unusually late winter storms that really push the envelop on climo. Two weeks ago, the upper south from Kentucky to DC and up along the coast saw a decent 1-3" of snow and some areas pushed 6"+ which is rare for early April.
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    How much later in the year do you think an event like this could transpire? I wonder if this rewrites a bit of Torontos winter weather history in the sense that we are witnessing such an impressive winter storm so late into April. EC had the April 3/4th 2003 sleet storm make Ontarios top 10 weather events of 2003, so I imagine one happening nearly two weeks later when averages are rocketing up makes this a remarkable storm.
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    I might be wrong but didn't some of the models a couple days ago have us receiving 5-8" of sleet? The high end is certainly not happening but maybe some of the models caught onto the idea that this might be a big sleet storm instead of ice storm.
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    This storm will go down in peoples memory for a long time. The fact that its April 15th and were in the midst of a sleet storm dropping 2-4" maybe 5" (over two days) in some areas is impressive. The next concern will be what does up to 5" of sleet coupled with 1-2" of rain in 12 hours look like? Some serious ponding will be taking place with flooding in the usual areas.
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Its a tough one. Numerous people I told about a possible ice storm/sleet storm said they'll believe it when they see it and they weren't altering plans. They said "Its mid april in Toronto, all we will see if a couple snowflakes and a cold rain, winter is over" I wonder how this cold air will impact tomorrow.
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    April 12th-15th Winter Storm

    Today alone has been interesting. 1-3" of sleet across the GTA, roads are a mess and temperatures are solidly in the mid 20s now. The big question now is how bad does tomorrow get? The temperatures being in the mid 20s for 6-12 hours ahead of the next batch will cool almost everything and allow for greater ice accretion. Also how long do we stay in the 20s with the freezing rain? The use of "historic" in the warnings by Environment Canada might be correct if everything comes together.
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    down to 26F with a windchill of 15F in Toronto with moderate sleet. Roads and sidewalks are all covered, parts of the 401 going across the city was shutdown earlier because of all the crashes. London Ontario is at 29F and is already reporting trees down on power lines.
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    currently in the GTA area its around 29F-31F with sleet/freezing rain. Winds are already sustained in the Downtown Toronto area around 30mph with gusts to 40mph. Hamilton is 31F with light freezing rain with winds sustained around 40mph with gusts to 54mph. Should be an interesting next 24 hours
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Banter and Complaint Office

    This was taken about 40 minutes NE of Parry Sound (3 hours north of Toronto) at the family cottage. Ice is still about 22 inches thick on the lake, but as you can see a lot of snow has melted. Great weather though for getting the cottage ready for summer, the people that winter up here said that winter has essentially been over for about a month as well. I wonder what an early snow melt and dry march will mean for the fire season. Not looking for a washout of a spring, but a couple good storms spaced out will do wonders to minimize the fire risk come May-September.
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    2017-2018 Fall/Winter Banter, Whining, Complaining Thread

    The Toronto area is and its nice. Its slightly below average, but considering average is now into the 40s the upper 30s and sunshine feels nice. The nights are still cold though with temperatures in the low 20s. There is little to no snow to be seen and has been sunny for days now. Happy that the snowstorms are missing us to the south and east as I personally find them pointless at this time of the year. However, I have a weird feeling that the GTA hasn't seen the last legitimate snowfall of the season (2" or more at one time) Im thinking that in early-mid April Toronto sees a 3-6" sloppy mess.
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    Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    Since you've been discussing the snow drought that has developed around the GTA, I started wondering a theory. What do you think about the theory of urban heat island making some marginal events now more a sloppy wet snow/rain? The reason Toronto would see a downtick compared to the other big cities on the Great Lakes is because they were already really built out by the 1970s. Toronto has just recently (roughly 25-40 years ago) started building out fast and urbanizing. Mississauga where Pearson is located went from 170,000 in the 1970s to 721,000 today. Overall the GTA has gone from roughly 2.5M in the 1970s to 6.4M today. Metro Detroit went from 4.3M in 1970s to 5.2M today for example so much smaller urbanization I dont know how much UHI impact would have (I think very little) but just thought I would share this theory since Toronto has seen a downward trend compared to most Great Lakes city.
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    March Forecast Discussion

    ya nothing down here. That 1-3" call looks like it was mostly northern and eastern GTA, and nowhere near 3" haha.
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    2017-2018 Fall/Winter Banter, Whining, Complaining Thread

    This is a very useless pattern. The next 30-45 days is by the far the worst weather timeframe in the Lower Great Lakes. Grey, damp, chilly. The southern half of the subforum starts discussing 60s/70s while the lower lakes is back doored by cold fronts with 30s/40s.