WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20/13

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:49 AM GMT on March 20, 2013

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Weather people saying spring to commence sometime this morning, will be in name only. Has been blowing and snowing since late yesterday afternoon. Wind from the north 25-30KPH, temps a cool -6C, conditons to remain same for most of the day. Remainder of the week, improving ever so slow, with moisture still possible between now and the weekend.

School has been cancelled, build up of snow not too bad in the yard, probably enough for Rob to have to get the ATV and plough in commence, all depends on how bored he will be when he gets out of the rack.

Harbour not too bad, clearing the Ross Island shore visible with no problem, wind making a bit of shift from northerly to NW.

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:51 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
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4. chunks
3:51 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
Morning:

Well - two hours of shovelling later and I could get the car out of the driveway to go to work - of which I was half hour late. WHO CARES! For those who got up at 4:30 to shovel I am sure Mr. Moulton will be passing out bonus cheques at noon for them getting to work on time. NOT, NOT, NOT.

It is still snowing. I have made it home now back out to shovel some more.

WHERE IN THE HELL IS SPRING????

Good luck on getting your driveway shovelled, however, like you say - the need for gas can make you attempt anything. :)

Well, gotta get too. Have a good one if that is possible.

Word. Chunks.
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3. MarshviewDar
2:26 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
It is snowing and very cold here in Niagara Falls also. So much for the ground hog predicting an early spring. I have sent you an email c/o the city.

Dar.
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2. plapman
12:18 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
Good morning Rob.
A couple of days ago I read an update on the flood forecast. it was before the recent blizard. They'll have to change it again for the worse.

March 18, 2013

SPRING FLOOD UPDATE



Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management office advises that provincial flood forecasters are assessing recent and ongoing snowfall. Once the snowfall stops in southern Manitoba and in North Dakota, forecasters will have an opportunity to more clearly assess the potential impact.

Based on the long-range weather forecast, provincial flood forecasters have also concluded that cooler than normal temperatures have delayed the spring melt. A later spring melt increases the likelihood that the melting snow pack and normal spring rains will occur at the same time. A later spring melt also increases the likelihood that warmer temperatures will result in a rapid melt. Both these factors could contribute to increased flooding.

Forecasters advise it is unlikely, in 2013, that Manitoba will see the prolonged river flooding and high lake levels that unfolded in 2011. At the time of freeze-up in 2012, soil moisture levels were significantly lower than the unprecedented and wide-spread wet conditions seen in 2010 prior to the major 2011 floods. At that time, there were high soil moisture levels at freeze-up followed by heavy precipitation in winter and spring.

Provincial forecasters are finalizing the March flood outlook, which will be presented early next week. Following that flood outlook, provincial officials will work with all municipalities to provide them a breakdown of what the forecast means for local flood preparedness needs.
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1. GRANDMANAN
12:16 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
Mornin CHUNKS, wind has swung ever so slight to the NW, snow has quit but blowing about, sky has lightned up, and radar indicates the system still moving up your way for a little while yet. Roads are icy, however with the crew we have expect them to be bare in short order, providing the temp allows the salt to do its thing.

As soon as I wrote that down looked out the windwow, snow is falling again, gotta luv spring weather.

Rob no doubt will have the place shoveled sometime today, BERNICE requires a bit of fuel to operate thus he will volunteer I am sure, albiet for a small stipend for the service.

No brant or geese in the harbour as yet, however still see the brant around the Marsh and a few more geese in the mowed fields, before this snow.

Leave the snow it will melt in the next month or so.

ROB
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