Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on February 28, 2007
Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of flurries. It will start to snow late this afternoon with a high of -2 (28f) predicted Tonight will bring more snow with between 5 and 10 cm forecast. The wind will be easterly @ 20 km/h overnight with a low of -5 (23f).
The granddaughter has been working the early shift all week starting anywhere from 6:00 am to 7:00am. She's not an early riser usally and attitude is starting to show it.
I took Buck the dog to the vet yesterday. It seems he's developed a skin infection. He weighed in at 100 lbs. I have to trick him into taking 1 1/2 pills twice a day to clear it up. It seems if I roll them in bread he swallows them.
By: plapman, 3:07 PM GMT on February 27, 2007
Today will bring periods of light snow amounting to 2 cm. The high is expected to be -4 (25f). Tonight will remain cloudy with an overnight low of -7 (19f) expected.
The snow is starting to pile up, I blew the driveway Sunday but there's more snow there now then when I started. Another 5cm is expected tomorrow.
The plows have only done the main access routes so far making driving in the residential areas treacherous with the layer of ice from Friday.
By: plapman, 1:47 PM GMT on February 26, 2007
Today will bring periods of light snow ending this afternoon then cloudy. A high of -3 (27f). Tonight it will remain cloudy with an overnight low of -9 (16f).
We've had about 10 cm of snow over the weekend. The plows seemed to shut down as they weren't on the streets till this morning.
Yesterday when I was taking Buck the dog for his strut we came across a couple and baby stuck on a road on our route. The had a small car and were hung up in the semi ruts. They were on a cell and had help on the way. Those phones certainly come in handy in an emergency.
By: plapman, 2:55 PM GMT on February 25, 2007
Today we will have periods of snow with 2 to 4 cm expected. The high today will be -3 (27f). Tonight there is a 70% chance of light snow with a low of -6 (21f) expected.
We had about 2.5 cm of snow overnight and the wind is currents ESE at 39 km/h.
Current road conditions are less than favorable with snow covered, slippery highways and blowing snow causing visibility problems.
By: plapman, 1:59 PM GMT on February 24, 2007
Today will be cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. There is a risk of freezing drizzle this morning which is happening now. The wind will remain southeast 30 km/h. The predicted high is -2 (28f). Tonight will produce about 2 cm of snow. The winds will become light this evening. The low is expected to be -7 (19f).
Yesterdays storm fizzled out over Saskatchewan but has redeveloped south of here. It looks like a miss for the northern edge.
Freezeing drizzle overnight has left highways slippery but will cap the snow lessening blowing.
By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on February 23, 2007
Today will be cloudy with periods of snow and local blowing snow beginning early this morning. 2 to 4 cm. is expected. The wind will be a big factor with a southeastly movement at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The high is expected to be -4 (25f). Tonight will bring more snow with another 2 to 4 cm. The wind will remain southeastly at 40 km/h gusting to 60 causing drifting, blowing snow and visiblity problems. the overnight low is expected to be -6 (21f).
It seems like a good thing I took Buck the dog for his 3 mile strut yesterday as it doesn't look like we'll make it today. Hopefully the wind will die down tommorow and we can do it again.
By: plapman, 2:15 PM GMT on February 22, 2007
Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of flurries this morning. The expected high is -8 (18f). The clouds will remain tonight with the wind becoming southeast 30 km/h overnight. The overnight low will be -16 (3f). The wind chill will be -25 (-13f).
The weatherperson missed yersterday. At noon the sun was starting to cast shadow through thin clouds and very little snow fell. It appears the worst of the storm passes north of us.
Tommorow will bring another winter storm. The forecast is for 5 to 10 cm of snow with gusty southerly winds causing visiblity and drifting problems. I hope it follows the same path as yesterdays storm.
The daughter, who lost her husband and home in a house fire in September, is expecting to move into her new home in approximately 3 weeks. She's rebuilt on the same yardsite. She certainly excited about having her own home again and not living in someoneelses.
By: plapman, 2:19 PM GMT on February 21, 2007
Today will be cloudy with snow beginning early this morning. Blizzard conditions will be developing early this afternoon. Snowfall is expected to be 5 cm with winds northeast 20 km/h becoming north 40 gusting to 60 early this afternoon. A high of -7 (19f). Tonight the snow will end but blowing snow will continue with northerly winds 30 km/h gusting to 50. The overnight low will will be -22 (-8f).
The spring like conditions of yesterday were to good to be true. The Alberta Clipper passing through today will bring reality back to the northern edge of the prairies.
Buck the dog took me for his evening strut last night. It was snowing with light winds making it very hard to spot those white bunnies.
By: plapman, 2:03 PM GMT on February 20, 2007
Today will be cloudy with fog patches this morning. The expected high is -6 (21f). Tonight will remain cloudy with the temp rising to -2 (28f) by morning.
I missed yesterdays post. First day back after my journeys with the surveyors. The email was piled up and I didn't get online all day.
We had about 2 cm of snow last night and with the mild temps allowing it to stick to the highways making for slippery areas.
By: plapman, 3:18 PM GMT on February 18, 2007
Today will be cloudy with a 70% chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. The wind will be southerly at 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 near noon causing local blowing snow and drifting. A high of -6 (21f) is expcted but the wind will spoil that. The expected wind chill is -28 (-18f). Tonight will remain cloudy with a 70% chance of flurries. The wind will shift to the NW @ 20 km/h overnight. The temp will hover near -4 (25f).
By: plapman, 3:58 PM GMT on February 17, 2007
Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. A wind from the northwest @ 20 km/h will subside this afternoon. A high of -10 (14f) is expected. That is is a relief. Tonight a low of -16 ((3.2f) is forecast.
It was a ploy by the weatherman. Thursday's high of +4 (39f)for Sunday has been dropped to -2 (28f). Manitoban's stayed expecting melting but the ice will remain.
By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on February 15, 2007
Today will be sunny with increasing cloudiness this morning and a 30 % chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. The wind will become southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. A high of -10 (14f) is expected. The wind will be a big factor with a wind chill of -37 (-35f) this morning and -26 (-15f) this afternoon.
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries.
By: plapman, 1:29 PM GMT on February 14, 2007
Today will be sunny with a high of -15 (5f).Tonight the winds will be 15 km/h with a low of -26 (-15f) giving a wind chill of -33 (-27f). Sunday is predicted to be a balmy +1 (34f), that will sure be a break from the cold we've been experiancing, but it may be a ploy by the weatherman to keep people from evacuating Manitoba.
There was an accident on the T-Can just east of Portage this morning. It sounds like 2 trucks collided. The news says no major injuries.
By: plapman, 1:22 PM GMT on February 13, 2007
Today will be sunny with a high of -16 (3f) and an overnight low of -27 (-17) under clear skies.
It looks like Friday may bring a break in the cold. The forecast high i -5 (23f). All I can say is bring it on!
By: plapman, 1:39 PM GMT on February 12, 2007
The current temp is -29 (-20f) witha wind chill of -32 (-26f). Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. Wind up to 15 km/h. A high of -21 (-6f) is expected with a wind chill -32 (-26f)this afternoon. Tonigh is more of the same with cloudy periods and an overnight low of -29 (-20f).
I'm off to Morris again today. Its nice being out f the office for a break.
By: plapman, 2:40 PM GMT on February 11, 2007
Today is more sunshine here on the prairies with a high of -18 (0f). Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -29 (-20f) expected.
I got Buck the dog for his walk yesterday. He was in his glory when he saw me pick up his leash. The cold had no effect on him. He was running, still on his quest for that elusive bunny but never saw one.
By: plapman, 1:10 PM GMT on February 10, 2007
Today will be sunny again with westerly wind at 20km/h this afternoon.The expected high is -15 (5f).The wind is a big factor with a wind chill of -40 (-40f) this morning and -28 (-18f) this afternoon. Tonight will remain clear with a low of -24 (-11) and a wind chill od -28 (-18f).
I guess I'm going to bundle up and take Buck the dog for his strut this afternoon.
I'm up early this Saturday. I had to take the granddaughter to work for 7 am and I have a grandson here on a sleepover.
By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on February 09, 2007
Today will be sunny again with winds up to 15 km/h. The exepcted high is -18 (0f). The predicted wind chill -40 (-40f) this morning and -30 (-22f) this afternoon.
Tonight will be clear with winds to 15 km.h with a low of -29 (-20f) giving wind chill of -36 (-33f).
I'm really getting tired of the cold. Buck the dog hasn't been on his strut for almost 2 weeks. maybe I'll give it a try this weekend.
By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on February 08, 2007
The current temp is -27 (-17f) with a wind chill of -39 (-38f). The weather man says there may be a break in the cold snap this weekend, Yahoooooooo. Today will be sunny again with westerly wind west 20 km/h becoming light near noon. Thw expect high is -18 (0f). Tonight will be -31 (-24f).
By: plapman, 1:24 PM GMT on February 07, 2007
Today will be sunny again with westerly winds @ 20 km/h becoming light near noon. The expected high is -19 (-2f). Tonight will be clear and -30 (-22f). The current temp is -24 (-11f) with a -37 (-35f) wind chill.
Another cold day in store.
The granddaughter headed out to Oakville last night with a noteasking to be picked up today, but sjowed up at home near 11pm. great choice on her part as the wife doesn't like winter driving and cold weather.
By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on February 06, 2007
The current temp is -27 (-17f) with a wind chill of -30 (-22f). Today will continue sunny with cloudy periods. The wind will be light up to 15 km/h. The expected high will be -20 (-4f) with a wind chill of -36 (-33f) this morning. Tonight will be clear with a low of -28 (-18f) and a wind chill of --38f).
The is little relief from the cold snap in the long range forecast.
I'm off on a field trip today to work with the survey crews on AutoCad. It should be a good day in a nice warm office.
By: plapman, 2:24 PM GMT on February 05, 2007
The current temp is -36 (-33f). Luckily the winds are v light and not causing any wind chill. The forecast for today is sunny with ice fog patches early this morning. the predicted high is -23 (-9f) with an overnight low of -32 (-26f).
Some of the nearby school divisions are cancelling classes due to cold weather conditions. There still doesn't seem to be a break in the frigid conditions.
I had a quiet night watching TV last night while the wife continued her geneaology. The word document,which she's back into, is getting unmanagable. She has it open along with the family tree program and the internet. It's all causing the comp to hang even with a gb of ram. I'm going to have to split the word thing for her. She has over 3500 names in the family tree program.
By: plapman, 3:01 PM GMT on February 04, 2007
Today will be sunny again with winds up to 15 km/h. The expected high will be -23 (-9f) with a wind chill of -45
(-49f) this morning and -35 (-31f) this afternoon. Tonight will be a bright moonlite night with a low of -34 (-29f).
The wife came home last night, had lost her gloves, froze her fingers plugging in the block heater in the van. She was sure in a mood. lol
She's off tonight so will get a much needed rest.
It looks like I'm on the road for a couple of days this week. I should be in Morris most of the week working with the survey crews there. I will give them a break from the cold as we'll be doing some AutoCad training.
By: plapman, 2:53 PM GMT on February 03, 2007
Today will be sunny. Now the nice part has been said. lol The nwwind @ 20 km/h will become light this morning. The high is expected to be -23 (-9f). The current wind chill is -43 (-45f). This afternoon a wind chill of -35 (-31f) is expected. The cold will continue tonight with a 15 km/h wind and a low of -32 (-26f) giving an extreme wind chill of -43 (-45f). There dosen't seem to be much relief in the long range forecast.
Even with the cold the granddaughter ventured out to a friends by shuttle and returned home around midnight. I spent the night quietly watching the TV which I think is a plan for tonight also while the wife is off to work.
By: plapman, 2:26 PM GMT on February 02, 2007
Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of flurries this morning. The wind becoming northwest 30 km/h this afternoon. the expected high a chilly -19 (-2f) with a wind chill of -34 (-29f) this afternoon. Tonight the expected low is -29 (-20f)with a wind chill of -39 (-38f). The weekend forecast looks even cooler. it will be a time to spend inside.
The wife came home at 1 am and says everything went dim in the van. I checked this morning and it looks like 1 of the idler pulleys broke. I ended up walking most of the way to work. It's a good thing it happened in the driveway and not at the far end of her trip home.
By: plapman, 1:48 PM GMT on February 01, 2007
The current temp is -24 (-11f) with a wind chill of -42 (-44f) caused by a nw 34 km/h wind. The rest of the day includes light snow, blowing snow with winds 40 kn/h gusting to 60 km/h. The high is forecast to be -15 (5f) but falling to -21 (-6f) with a -34 (-29f) wind chill.
Tonight will bring a low of -23 (-9f) and a -32 (-26f) windchill. Bring on global warming!
Mom has been transferred to an extended care ward. She hates it there. She spent 2 months there 2 years ago with a stroke which left her with limited use of her left side. She's will fight very hard to recover there so that she can be released.
It seems my cold-flu has turned to bronchitis and an with new meds I should be on the heal.