Here Comes Winter

Hi there and welcome to another Weather Wednesday. We are now into almost the homestretch for 2014, in that it is now November. Obviously the weather is getting cooler and the snow is starting to fall in more area’s throughout the world. Winter is coming and well, afterthe last one I hope this season will be much more mild and not a precursor to the Ice Age.

We will also start to see and hear the words: flurries, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, sleet or ice pellets, Lake affect snow or snow squalls and windchill in the forecasts in the coming weeks. today here in southern Ontario is relatively mild but overcast with the highs in the low teens in Celsius and in the upper 50s in Fahrenheit but at some point this month or in early December we will be in the cold air, with all the words I mentioned above.

Let us not forget that winter can also bring unusually mild and unusual weather as well. Maybe we can expect thunderstorms in the conventional variety or thundersnow or maybe even thunder with other forms of precipitation such as freezing rain or ice pellets or sleet. There have also been tornados spotted in winter but they are relatively rare.

I for one am not looking forward to the next 5 months but I am always holding out the hope that the weather will be mild and that spring will come early. The only time that we should have snow is on Christmas. My apologies to those of you who like to go skiing during the winter but I just can’t stand winter because it’s cold snowy and potential dangerous for someone who is blind, like me.

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Another blog you may want to follow alongside this one is from Phil Chadwick. He is a retired meteorologist from Environment Canada and his specialty was severe weather. Here is the url.
Check it out if you are a weather nut. He has stuff in there that I didn’t even know. Well, after all, he did work for Environment Canada for many years and he retired in 2011.
Well, that’s it for today’s blog post. Talk to you on Sunday.


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