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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  1. Ottawa Blizzard

    February 2019 Discussion

    I'd say I was in one of the sweet spots. About 8" of fluffy snow at my place.
  2. Ottawa Blizzard

    February 2019 Discussion

    The easiest type of snow to shovel too. I'd estimate I received about 7 or 8".
  3. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Might make for some nice photo opportunities in a few days time, but perhaps not good for property around the gorge. I recall that back in the mid 90s, the ice boom malfunctioned, a big ice bridge formed, and some of the Maid of the Mist boats were damaged.
  4. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    I'm wondering if the strong winds will blow some of the ice off of Lake Erie into the Niagara River, creating an ice bridge, despite the ice boom?
  5. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Snowing and blowing in Toronto currently.
  6. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Certainly a very unusual situation for Toronto to be getting snow while Rochester and Buffalo get rain. It's snowing here and feels like deep winter.
  7. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Looks like it has changed back to snow at my place. Hoping for another 2" before it's all said and done. Roads are a total mess. No plows have come by yet.
  8. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    I heard a report saying that 5" has fallen at the airport.
  9. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    When do you expect the snow to start up again this evening? 8 PM?
  10. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Imagine Montreal after a 16" snowfall.
  11. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    You know that's an interesting point. People in northern Ontario and, indeed much of the rest of Canada, like to laugh at Toronto when 8-10" of snow causes havoc. The thing is that 8" on a city this size has more impact than a foot on a small town in northern Ontario. More people live in Toronto than in all of the Maritime provinces and northern Ontario put together.
  12. Ottawa Blizzard

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    I find Toronto isn't that winter hardened, though. Having lived in both Toronto and Ottawa, I've noticed that Toronto just isn't as ready for this kind of event. If 4" is forecast, people panic. Toronto, for me, is a city that often tries to deny that it's part of a country with a winter climate. There isn't even a winter carnival like in muskoka, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City. All festivals tend to be geared towards warm weather. For Toronto, winter is an inconvenience to get through, not a season to embrace and make the best of.
  13. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Regardless, have to admit that this is one of the better snow seasons we've had this decade.
  14. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

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  15. Ottawa Blizzard

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    The 18z Canadian is absolute gold for Toronto - would potentially drop 10-12" on the city. Kind of reminds me of February 21-22, 1993.
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