Ottawa Blizzard

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  1. Yup, we got hit hard out my way. Near zero visibility around 7 PM.
  2. I think Toronto came close prior to the Groundhog day storm in 2011. January 2-3, 1999 was also classed as a blizzard, I believe. I would love to have experienced the January 1966 storm.
  3. Wondering if that big squall is going to pass through Toronto early Friday afternoon?
  4. Do you think we'll get impacted by the squalls on Thursday and Friday?
  5. We'll see what happens overnight. My 6-8" call might still be good.
  6. An unusual set-up for sure. It's snowing steadily here in Toronto. Hope you guys change over soon!
  7. I'm starting to think bust too. Not as impressive as I was expecting, unless heavy snow movies in late tonight and overnight.
  8. Here's hoping. I was a bit concerned earlier today when the snow didn't seem to be sticking.
  9. Wow, you can't get a more perfect track for Toronto and Buffalo than that February 1984 storm!
  10. Late February 1984 in Toronto. Some similarities. Temperatures in the low 50s Fahrenheit on the 23rd-24th, followed by 36. 4 cm (14-15") of snow on 27th-28th, followed by temperatures in the 20s to end the month.
  11. Late February 1984 in Toronto. Some similarities. 36 .4 cm (14-15" ) of snow on the 27th-28th, just days after temperatures in the low 50s on the 23-24th. Storm was followed by highs in the low 20s.
  12. I'm telling you it's like what I've read about the great leap year storm of February 1984. Not sure if anyone here is old enough to remember it - I was 3 going on 4.
  13. What about February 7, 2013. I could have sworn we saw over a foot with that storm.
  14. Wow!! My first call for Toronto is 4". I'm always skeptical of Toronto getting big storms until it's right on top of us.
  15. Wouldn't it be great if we had something like the Leap Year storm of February 29, 1984?
  16. Don Paul had an interesting article this weekend regarding this. https://buffalonews.com/2020/02/14/valentines-day-deep-freeze-aside-its-been-a-very-odd-winter/?fbclid=IwAR3NNtz1zvAdrnEkfCUplovYX913QXoNY91XKt0I7yXzWfG1lbMJAOfqPqk
  17. I hope not. I'm not a big fan of high heat and humidity. Give me highs in the mid 70s in June, July, and August, and I'll be happy.
  18. In terms of warmth, this winter for sure ranks up with 2001-02 and 2011-12. I don't consider this winter to be as much of a bust, though, because of the snow we've had. Also, November 2001 and 2011 were blowtorches ,which November 2019 most certainly was not.
  19. Definitely something to be concerned about. Have to see if it's a trend, though. Europe saw some pretty intense cold snaps over the past decade (2012, 2013, 2017). If a winter like this occurs three years in a row, then we know that something is really up. I find that nature is always searching for equilibrium, or balance. It will be interesting to see if, in 2021 or 2022, central and eastern Europe get an intense cold snap similar to 2006 to balance this out. Note how warm winters were in Alaska over the past decade only for them to see intense cold this year.
  20. People have short memories when it comes to weather. In late January 2019, my area of Toronto received over a foot of snow.
  21. Best climate in the world, bar none, in my opinion. 80s in the summer, feet of snow, coupled with highs around zero in the winter. Ideal.
  22. The snow caused absolute chaos at YYZ. My flight in from Quebec City was delayed by 4 hours. Quite ironic to be flying from YQB only to be delayed because of heavy snow at YYZ!