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  1. mississaugasnow

    Fall/Winter 2018-19 Complaint/Banter Thread

    It is pretty crazy how much of a tightrope there is within this subforum. Its about a 250 mile swath of the region that experiences almost the best climate on the continent (depending on perspective) Normally 30+ inches of snow falls, decent cold but occasional thaws, pond hockey and winter activities can be done with some degree of difficulty. Summers average in the 80s with occasional heat waves. You drive just north of this region and its 7 months of winter and 2 months of summer and drive just south of this region and its 7 months summer and 2 months winter. The winner in my mind for best city is Buffalo NY/Fort Erie Ontario. Numerous snowstorms, and decent lake effect events. Spring/Fall is delayed by the surrounding lakes allowing for a more step up/step down to seasons. Summer is muggy and sometimes almost tropical feeling when Lake Erie gets to near 80F surface temps. Add to that-Buffalo has 1.5M people and two professional sports teams and Fort Erie is right across from Buffalo and roughly 45 minutes to a region (Toronto/Hamilton) with 8M people and 3 professional sports teams.
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    December 2018 Pattern And Forecast Discussion

    How does Nashville handle snow? Coming down this Thursday-Sunday for the Thursday night football game followed by spending the weekend seeing the city. Sorry to go off topic. It would be pretty funny if I came down from the Toronto area and while here see my biggest snowstorm of the year. Biggest storm for Toronto this year has been 4"
  3. Alpena, MI (APN) 96" Chicago, IL (ORD) 39" Cleveland, OH (CLE) 41" Columbus, OH (CMH) 22" Detroit, MI (DTW) 50" Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) 31" Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) 70" Green Bay, WI (GRB) 45" Indianapolis, IN (IND) 17" La Crosse, WI (LSE) 35" London, ON (YXU) 80" Louisville, KY (SDF) 11" Marquette, MI (MQT) 200" Milwaukee, WI (MKE) 34" Minneapolis, MN (MSP) 55" Moline, IL (MLI) 40" Paducah, KY (PAH) 15" Peoria, IL (PIA) 26" St. Louis, MO (STL) 30" Toronto, ON (YYZ) 47" Tiebreakers 1. December 2018 snowfall ORD 4.1" 2. January 2019 snowfall IND 11" 3. February 2019 snowfall DTW 16"
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    November 15-16 Storm Potential

    I would consider this our first winter storm in the GTA. It was a widespread 3-7" snowfall.
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    A few totals from around GTA. Numerous reports of 3" in South Mississauga down by the lake. 4-5" in the northern part of the GTA. Currently at 4" here on Hamilton Mountain. Still a few hours left of snow to go for most on this side of the border so the storm will end up being about a 4-7" winter storm. I saw the traffic in NYC, what a disaster. Here it wasnt nearly as bad as that, but the local media is reporting a 50 minute commute took about 3 hours (Vaughan-Burlington for those that know the area)
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Toronto/GTA is in a weird geographical spot for the boards. Not enough Canadian members to create our own subforum, so kind of split between this one and great lakes. Though climate wise and weather impact wise, have a lot more in common with Upstate/Eastern NY since GTA is only 60 miles from WNY and hundreds of miles from Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Missouri ect..
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    YYZ- 2.8" YHM-3.8" BUF-4.8" ROC- 5.3" SYR-9"
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Ya, we already have one of the worst commute times in North America so adding any snow makes it a disaster out there. Not to go off topic that much but theres been discussion that the province makes snow tires mandatory. Quebec does this, I havent dived deeper into the data to see if it reduces accidents but I would imagine it does. A lot of the GTA drivers never leave the immediate city so they drive with all seasons. Last night with only a dusting of snow from Georgian Bay there were dozens of accidents on the local highways.
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Im getting a bit excited to be tracking this now. Any event over 2 inches brings Toronto and the wider GTA to a standstill, and as of right now this event is showing 2-4 inches for most of the GTA. In the minds of most of the population this will go down as a winter storm if it can deliver what the models are showing To give you an example. My commute from Hamilton to Mississauga is about 40 minutes, if the snow starts earlier tomorrow (before PM rush hour) my commute could easily turn into a 2-3 hour mess on the local highways. Happens every single time
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    November 15-16 Storm Potential

    Winter storm watches up for just outside the St.Louis metro. Also outside of the subforum but winter weather advisories for as far south as Mississippi. Pretty impressive for a mid November storm
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Though nowhere close to the main part of the storm I would take that snow map in a heart beat. 3-5 inches of snow in the GTA is borderline winter storm worthy. Current forecast is for a dusting here so not getting my hopes up yet. Also unlike CNY, far WNY and Southern Ontario will be about 32F for the event
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    Upstate/Eastern New York

    For the GTA this has been a waste of a pattern. At the beginning of this pattern I was pumped but now its nothing but strike out after strike out and friday looks identical to the past systems. 34F wet snow that barely accumulates if at all and disappears. A milder pattern is on the horizon but with the continuation of downward temps, it will be tough to notice. Just more temps in the upper 30s-upper 40s
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    November 12-13 Snow Potential

    Nothing here in most of the southern GTA either. Now talk is about Thursday night, I'll also believe it when I see it
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    November 12-13 Snow Potential

    Ya, I am not expecting a blockbuster by any means. Right now if Toronto can get 1.7 inches of snow or more from this system it would produce the snowiest Nov.12th on record. The 13th would be a bit tougher to break but the daily record is still only 3.5 inches. Right now the models are showing a widespread 2-4 inches in the GTA. Sorry for the in your backyard analysis.
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    November 12-13 Snow Potential

    Been following this possible event for the last few days. Would be one of the earliest widespread advisory to warning event I've seen so early in the season. Arguably winter weather advisories from Texas to Maine.
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