Login to AccuWeather.com Premium Login to AccuWeather.com Professional Login to AccuWeather.com RadarPlus AccuWeather.com
We have updated our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy effective May 25, 2018. Please review them.
X

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

30 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Spring 2018, Seasonal thread
Lake effect
post Feb 6 2018, 08:38 AM
Post #1




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 2,786
Joined: 17-December 12
From: Barrie
Member No.: 27,345





With meteorological spring only a few weeks away, and with the ensembles trending above normal, and the early seasonal outlooks calling for an early warm up, thought it was worth starting this thread. It won't be long before snow lovers go back into hibernation, and we start getting excited about cold fronts bringing banging storms and tornado risk...then hopefully long spells of warmth. Having said all that, the CFS is calling for a cool spring, with slow warm up. Who knows:

500mb heights

Attached File  cfs_mon_01_z500a_us_1.png ( 107.58K ) Number of downloads: 0


Attached File  cfs_mon_01_z500a_us_2.png ( 95.72K ) Number of downloads: 0


Attached File  cfs_mon_01_z500a_us_3.png ( 101.32K ) Number of downloads: 0


2m temps

Attached File  cfs_mon_01_T2ma_us_1.png ( 87.24K ) Number of downloads: 1


Attached File  cfs_mon_01_T2ma_us_2.png ( 83.82K ) Number of downloads: 1


Attached File  cfs_mon_01_T2ma_us_3.png ( 83.73K ) Number of downloads: 0
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
plowguy
post Feb 6 2018, 08:50 AM
Post #2




EF-3 (Very Frequent Poster)
***

Group: Member
Posts: 759
Joined: 17-February 09
From: brantford
Member No.: 17,615





I CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING! cool.gif cool.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
winter48
post Feb 6 2018, 08:54 AM
Post #3




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 11-October 10
From: Burlington
Member No.: 24,046





This thread just makes me sad. Guess I love winter way more than the average person as I would hate to see it end early. sad.gif
LOTS more winter, PLEASE!!

This post has been edited by winter48: Feb 6 2018, 08:57 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lake effect
post Feb 6 2018, 09:04 AM
Post #4




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 2,786
Joined: 17-December 12
From: Barrie
Member No.: 27,345





QUOTE(winter48 @ Feb 6 2018, 08:54 AM) *
This thread just makes me sad. Guess I love winter way more than the average person as I would hate to see it end early. sad.gif
LOTS more winter, PLEASE!!


I'm with Plowguy...I want spring to start March1st! This winter has been the third one in a row that has disappointed...I'm done with it.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
winter48
post Feb 6 2018, 09:08 AM
Post #5




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 11-October 10
From: Burlington
Member No.: 24,046





QUOTE(Lake effect @ Feb 6 2018, 09:04 AM) *
I'm with Plowguy...I want spring to start March1st! This winter has been the third one in a row that has disappointed...I'm done with it.

Ugh. So not me. April 1st, please! tongue.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Removed_Member_puttin_*
post Feb 6 2018, 09:21 AM
Post #6







Guests








QUOTE(winter48 @ Feb 6 2018, 09:08 AM) *
Ugh. So not me. April 1st, please! tongue.gif


I'm with Plowguy and Lakie... warm spring days, ice gone from Georgian spells an early cottage season and a longer one. Love to hear the birds back in the morning and sitting out at night watching the sun set or listening to a good thunderstorm approaching, the bbq sizzling... bring it on!!! I'm ready.... this winter has been funny, hitting southern areas like Niagara which usually gets rain. If it ain't gonna snow, then give me sun and a good cold beer at the barbeee.

This post has been edited by puttin: Feb 6 2018, 09:23 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snowgeek93
post Feb 6 2018, 09:25 AM
Post #7




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 4,002
Joined: 7-September 09
From: Thornhill, Ontario
Member No.: 19,154





Personally I'm enjoying this season so I'm not ready for Spring yet but I am loving the days getting longer, sunset is now past 5:30pm. In less then 5 weeks, it will be past 7pm again biggrin.gif


--------------------
Thornhill, Ontario Snowfall (Buttonville Airport):

2017/2018: 151.5cm (Weak La Nina)
2016/2017: 142.6cm (Weak La Nina)
2015/2016: 96.4cm (Strong El Nino)
2014/2015: 118.7cm (Weak El Nino)
2013/2014: 184.8cm (Neutral)
2012/2013: 151.6cm (Neutral)
2011/2012: 99.9cm (Weak La Nina)
2010/2011: 168.1cm (Moderate La Nina)
2009/2010: 71.3cm (Moderate El Nino)
2008/2009: 253cm (Weak La Nina)
2007/2008: 251.6cm (Moderate La Nina)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
winter48
post Feb 6 2018, 09:26 AM
Post #8




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 11-October 10
From: Burlington
Member No.: 24,046





QUOTE(puttin @ Feb 6 2018, 09:21 AM) *
I'm with Plowguy and Lakie... warm spring days, ice gone from Georgian spells an early cottage season and a longer one. Love to hear the birds back in the morning and sitting out at night watching the sun set or listening to a good thunderstorm approaching, the bbq sizzling... bring it on!!! I'm ready.... this winter has been funny, hitting southern areas like Niagara which usually gets rain. If it ain't gonna snow, then give me sun and a good cold beer at the barbeee.

Wow, looks like Snowgeek and I are the diehard winter fans and in the minority! Well if the long range is correct ATM, all you pro-spring folk are gonna be happy!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
newfiebrit
post Feb 6 2018, 10:16 AM
Post #9




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 2,136
Joined: 10-December 12
From: St Johns
Member No.: 27,313





It all ready feels like Spring here currently, beautiful sunny day with a high around +1 (which is cold compared to what we have seen so far this Feb!), just about snow free bar a few small snowbanks and doesn't look to be much snow in the forecast through to mid month. I would be amazed if we don't see some bigger storms by the end of March but I doubt too much prolonged cold/snow cover.

I wonder could we actually see an early Spring here (by that I mean April here) as happened in 2012 when I remember cutting the grass at the end of April (since then it's been June before the grass has needed cutting).

This post has been edited by newfiebrit: Feb 6 2018, 10:17 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
NortheastWind
post Feb 6 2018, 10:32 AM
Post #10




EF-2 (Frequent Poster)
**

Group: Member
Posts: 197
Joined: 29-January 09
From: Crown Point West, Hamilton, Ontario
Member No.: 17,189





Not too early please. We don't want a killing freeze if we get an early growing season.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
plowguy
post Feb 6 2018, 10:35 AM
Post #11




EF-3 (Very Frequent Poster)
***

Group: Member
Posts: 759
Joined: 17-February 09
From: brantford
Member No.: 17,615





QUOTE(winter48 @ Feb 6 2018, 09:26 AM) *
Wow, looks like Snowgeek and I are the diehard winter fans and in the minority! Well if the long range is correct ATM, all you pro-spring folk are gonna be happy!

From the work side of this winter it has been very heavy. Snow over Christmas, extreme cold, many snowfalls albeit not many huge ones. Our customers are facing very large invoices, that coupled with the minimum wage increase tend to stress people out. We have a ercord amount of road salt and were only early February! I know winter is not over but we have had a considerable period of snow cover in my area, ice fishing business must be doing well. Lake Effects part of the province must be hutring on the snowmobile business side of things i would think. l think I just look forward to the warmer weather.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Removed_Member_puttin_*
post Feb 6 2018, 11:18 AM
Post #12







Guests








QUOTE(plowguy @ Feb 6 2018, 10:35 AM) *
From the work side of this winter it has been very heavy. Snow over Christmas, extreme cold, many snowfalls albeit not many huge ones. Our customers are facing very large invoices, that coupled with the minimum wage increase tend to stress people out. We have a ercord amount of road salt and were only early February! I know winter is not over but we have had a considerable period of snow cover in my area, ice fishing business must be doing well. Lake Effects part of the province must be hutring on the snowmobile business side of things i would think. l think I just look forward to the warmer weather.


From a snow perspective this winter hasn't done a whole lot in the Newmarket area, except the Christmas Eve storm. The heavy lake effect snow didn't really materialize for many places; some got nailed but I can't remember once where they had to close a highway due to bad visibility which is odd. Barrie usually gets creamed and I know that squalls are hard to predict where they land but it just didn't seem to materialize despite the lakes being so much warmer. I do love winter but it's not the cold I love, its a good, solid lock yourself in your house, storm bound snow that I crave. I appreciate the thrill of storms coming, I just wish there were more of them like in years past. I can't remember the year but there was a week where we had three winter storm warnings in that seven days and that was beautiful. The weather just seems to be changing. And I don't want a warm spring with a cold snap to kill all the buds for farmers; my parents have a fruit orchard and every spring is a "cross your fingers". Seems like winter comes late, spring comes later, summer more later and shorter then bam, cold Novembers but not enough to create any excitement. Oh well, I've rambled enough... I just wish the seasons were how they use to be.

This post has been edited by puttin: Feb 6 2018, 11:19 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
travis3000
post Feb 6 2018, 11:35 AM
Post #13




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 3,960
Joined: 21-January 08
From: Alliston,Ontario
Member No.: 12,822





QUOTE(puttin @ Feb 6 2018, 11:18 AM) *
From a snow perspective this winter hasn't done a whole lot in the Newmarket area, except the Christmas Eve storm. The heavy lake effect snow didn't really materialize for many places; some got nailed but I can't remember once where they had to close a highway due to bad visibility which is odd. Barrie usually gets creamed and I know that squalls are hard to predict where they land but it just didn't seem to materialize despite the lakes being so much warmer. I do love winter but it's not the cold I love, its a good, solid lock yourself in your house, storm bound snow that I crave. I appreciate the thrill of storms coming, I just wish there were more of them like in years past. I can't remember the year but there was a week where we had three winter storm warnings in that seven days and that was beautiful. The weather just seems to be changing. And I don't want a warm spring with a cold snap to kill all the buds for farmers; my parents have a fruit orchard and every spring is a "cross your fingers". Seems like winter comes late, spring comes later, summer more later and shorter then bam, cold Novembers but not enough to create any excitement. Oh well, I've rambled enough... I just wish the seasons were how they use to be.


Yes, the biggest snowfall in Barrie so far this winter has been 21cm which for GTA might be decent but up here it's actually very rare to have a winter without a 30cm+ dumping. We've had to nickel and dime our way to normal amounts. Lots of 2-10cm snowfalls, and a couple 15cm storms. But nothing big. I think this has been the case everywhere this season. There is of course still time left for a big storm.


--------------------
Barrie ,ON 2017/2018 Snowfall:
Alliston in ( )
October: 2cm (0cm)
November: 30cm (13cm)
December: 70.5cm (52cm)
January: 49.5cm (27cm)
February: 39cm (30cm)
March: 20cm (18cm)
April: 33cm (19cm)
SEASON TOTAL...
Barrie: 244cm
Alliston: 159cm


--
Alliston history
2016/2017: 148cm
2015/2016 Total: 121cm
2014/2015 Total: 113.5cm
2013/2014 Total: 200cm
2012/2013: 140cm
2011/2012: 103cm
2010/2011: 213.5cm
2009/2010: 97cm
2008/2009: 232cm
2007/2008: 291cm
2006/2007: 84.8cm
LAST 11 YEAR AVERAGE: 158cm

Travis
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stl
post Feb 6 2018, 11:39 AM
Post #14




EF-2 (Frequent Poster)
**

Group: Member
Posts: 298
Joined: 3-December 12
From: Montreal (Saint-Leonard)
Member No.: 27,276





QUOTE(NortheastWind @ Feb 6 2018, 10:32 AM) *
Not too early please. We don't want a killing freeze if we get an early growing season.



Indeed.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snowgeek93
post Feb 6 2018, 02:42 PM
Post #15




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 4,002
Joined: 7-September 09
From: Thornhill, Ontario
Member No.: 19,154





I just need the cold and snow to get me through February before turning my attention towards Spring. Plus, we need another 50cm here to reach average snowfall which is what I'm hoping for from now until the last snowfall.

Already though you can feel the sun getting stronger and we've gained quite a bit of daylight since December, up almost an hour in the sunset department smile.gif


--------------------
Thornhill, Ontario Snowfall (Buttonville Airport):

2017/2018: 151.5cm (Weak La Nina)
2016/2017: 142.6cm (Weak La Nina)
2015/2016: 96.4cm (Strong El Nino)
2014/2015: 118.7cm (Weak El Nino)
2013/2014: 184.8cm (Neutral)
2012/2013: 151.6cm (Neutral)
2011/2012: 99.9cm (Weak La Nina)
2010/2011: 168.1cm (Moderate La Nina)
2009/2010: 71.3cm (Moderate El Nino)
2008/2009: 253cm (Weak La Nina)
2007/2008: 251.6cm (Moderate La Nina)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
PGM
post Feb 8 2018, 08:14 AM
Post #16




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 1,079
Joined: 9-February 14
Member No.: 29,229





I'm counting down the days. This has been one of the snowiest and coldest winters I can remember, and it's starting to get to me. I'm usually not disappointed to see 20+cm in my short term forecast........
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snowgeek93
post Feb 8 2018, 08:22 AM
Post #17




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 4,002
Joined: 7-September 09
From: Thornhill, Ontario
Member No.: 19,154





QUOTE(PGM @ Feb 8 2018, 08:14 AM) *
I'm counting down the days. This has been one of the snowiest and coldest winters I can remember, and it's starting to get to me. I'm usually not disappointed to see 20+cm in my short term forecast........

I'm not even a little bit tired of it yet other than the lack of daylight lol.


--------------------
Thornhill, Ontario Snowfall (Buttonville Airport):

2017/2018: 151.5cm (Weak La Nina)
2016/2017: 142.6cm (Weak La Nina)
2015/2016: 96.4cm (Strong El Nino)
2014/2015: 118.7cm (Weak El Nino)
2013/2014: 184.8cm (Neutral)
2012/2013: 151.6cm (Neutral)
2011/2012: 99.9cm (Weak La Nina)
2010/2011: 168.1cm (Moderate La Nina)
2009/2010: 71.3cm (Moderate El Nino)
2008/2009: 253cm (Weak La Nina)
2007/2008: 251.6cm (Moderate La Nina)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
plowguy
post Feb 10 2018, 10:54 AM
Post #18




EF-3 (Very Frequent Poster)
***

Group: Member
Posts: 759
Joined: 17-February 09
From: brantford
Member No.: 17,615





Just moving this thread to the top of the pile...where it belongs!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lake effect
post Feb 10 2018, 11:05 AM
Post #19




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 2,786
Joined: 17-December 12
From: Barrie
Member No.: 27,345





QUOTE(plowguy @ Feb 10 2018, 10:54 AM) *
Just moving this thread to the top of the pile...where it belongs!


laugh.gif Wishful thinking will not change the weather.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snowgeek93
post Feb 10 2018, 02:59 PM
Post #20




EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
****

Group: Member
Posts: 4,002
Joined: 7-September 09
From: Thornhill, Ontario
Member No.: 19,154





QUOTE(Lake effect @ Feb 10 2018, 11:05 AM) *
laugh.gif Wishful thinking will not change the weather.

Keep the cold and snow coming! I don't want Spring until March at the earliest tongue.gif


--------------------
Thornhill, Ontario Snowfall (Buttonville Airport):

2017/2018: 151.5cm (Weak La Nina)
2016/2017: 142.6cm (Weak La Nina)
2015/2016: 96.4cm (Strong El Nino)
2014/2015: 118.7cm (Weak El Nino)
2013/2014: 184.8cm (Neutral)
2012/2013: 151.6cm (Neutral)
2011/2012: 99.9cm (Weak La Nina)
2010/2011: 168.1cm (Moderate La Nina)
2009/2010: 71.3cm (Moderate El Nino)
2008/2009: 253cm (Weak La Nina)
2007/2008: 251.6cm (Moderate La Nina)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

30 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th November 2018 - 02:58 AM