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No Walks on the Prairie Again Today

By: plapman, 2:30 PM GMT on January 31, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). High -18C(0F). Wind chill -30.
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low near -28C(-18F).
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Another quiet day on the prairie yesterday. The Queen and me did manage to smuggle some real coffee into the hospital for my mother. She certainly preferred it over the hospital stuff.
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The Queen had me do some work on her genealogy project last night. It felt good that I could still do something with the graphics program I use.
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It looks like I'm going to have to move the garbage can the daughter left by the webcam.

Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on February 01, 2010

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Too Cold For a Walk on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:43 PM GMT on January 30, 2010


Today will start sunny but then increasing cloudiness near noon with a 30% chance of flurries this afternoon. THe wind becoming northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. A high of -13C(8F) with a wind chill of -28 this morning.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries early this evening then clearing this evening. The wind will be up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Low -24C(-11F) causing a wind chill near -33.
Another quiet day yesterday. It's just to cold to take the queen out. The granddaughter went to a Motley Crew concert last night and left the queen in charge of the 2 GGranddaughters. They have the queen up already lol.
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THe Cold Lingers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:04 PM GMT on January 29, 2010

Today will be sunny with a hgh of -13C(8F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of 24C(-11F).
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It was a quiet day yesterday. We went to the hospital to feed the vampires. The Queen is making me lead the way now checking to see if I bump into anything or lose my way. So far I've been suceeding. It sure is building my confidence. I only made 1 mistake by almost going for the wrong car but corrected it before she noticed. I did tell her later though. I guess I'm going to have to get the car painted a nice fluorescent orange.
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Updated: 2:27 PM GMT on January 31, 2010

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Cold and Clear on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:55 PM GMT on January 28, 2010

Today will be sunny with the wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). A highof -17C(1F) with wind chills near -32 this morning. are forecast
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -27C(-17F).
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I went to the physiotherapist yesterday. She gave me some tips on getting around without bumping into things. The Quuen took me to Wal-Mart to try them out. She let me lead the way to the pharmacy and then to office supplies. I never knocked anything off the shelves.
I still can't find anyone who will agree with me that I should take Abby on a 3 mile walk in traffic by myself though.
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Cold Again Today

By: plapman, 1:40 PM GMT on January 27, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud with 40% chance of flurries. The wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. A high -17C(1F) with wind chills of -29 is forecast.
Tonight will see cloudy periods with 30% chance of flurries. The wind will be light at 15 km/h (9 mph). An overnight low of -21C(-6F) with a wind chill of -27 is forecast.
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I think I might come home one day and find Kramer just a couple of pieces of fur on the floor. He continually harasses Abby. Abby will be walking across the floor and Kramer will pounce on her. Abby will be sleeping and Kramer will run at her hissing and back arched. Abby has been defending herself by licking the cat's face till he retreats. Abby has now escalated to a bark or a growl.
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Clear and Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:24 PM GMT on January 26, 2010

Today will bring clearing this morning with the wind becoming west 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. A high of -16C(3F) with wind chills near -32 is expected.
Tonight will see cloudy periods with a 30% chance of flurries. The wind becoming northwest 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight. Low will be near -20C(-4F) with Wind chills near -30.
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Updated: 8:33 PM GMT on January 26, 2010

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Blizzard Condition's on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:40 PM GMT on January 25, 2010

Today's weather is summed up in one word. Blizzard. There will be amount 2 cm(0.8 in) of snow with the wind northerly at 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph). The temperature falling to -18C(0F) this afternoon. The wind will cause a wind chill of -31.
Tonight will see clearing this evening but local blowing snow will continue early this evening as the wind from the north 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph) becoming light this evening. Low -22C(-8F). Wind chill -34.
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The Trans-Canada highway has been closed to the east of Portage since 11:30 last night.
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Poor Abby wanted to go out this morning for her morning wizz. I opened the door, she stuck her head out and made an about face. lol I finally went out to the step, she followed, and I quickly retreated, leaving her out. I don't think she did her business before wanting in. I guess she's chosen to wait.Smart dog.
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Severe Weather Bulletin
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:12 am CST Monday 25 January 2010.
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Watches/warnings in effect for southern Manitoba...

Winter Storm Warning for:
Dauphin - Roblin - Winnipegosis
Grand Rapids.

More snow and blowing snow this morning.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are
imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather
conditions...listen for updated statements.

Blizzard Warning for:
City of Winnipeg
Steinbach - St. Adolphe - Dominion City - Vita - Richer
Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands - Eriksdale
Dugald - Beausejour - Grand Beach
Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman
Morden - Winkler - Altona - Emerson - Morris
Ste. Rose - Mccreary - Alonsa - Gladstone
Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville - Ashern.

Blizzard today.

Updated: 1:44 PM GMT on January 25, 2010

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A Snowman

By: plapman, 11:28 PM GMT on January 24, 2010

The kids across the street found a use for the wet sticky snow

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THe Winter storm Watch Continues on the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on January 24, 2010

evere Weather Bulletin
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:08 am CST Sunday 24 January 2010.
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Watches/warnings in effect for southern Manitoba...

Winter Storm Warning for:
City of Winnipeg
Steinbach - St. Adolphe - Dominion City - Vita - Richer
Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands - Eriksdale
Dugald - Beausejour - Grand Beach
Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman
Morden - Winkler - Altona - Emerson - Morris
Dauphin - Roblin - Winnipegosis
Minnedosa - Neepawa - Russell - Riding Mountain National Park
Ste. Rose - Mccreary - Alonsa - Gladstone
Swan River - Duck Mountain - Porcupine Provincial Forest
Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville - Ashern
Grand Rapids.

More snow today and strong winds late today into Monday with
snow and blowing snow.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are
imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather
conditions...listen for updated statements.

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Watches/warnings ended for southern Manitoba...

Winter Storm Warning ended for:
Bissett - Nopiming Provincial Park - Pine Falls
Whiteshell - Lac Du Bonnet - Pinawa
Sprague - Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.

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==Discussion==
the winter storm is beginning to wind down over southern Manitoba,
but its effects will be felt well into Monday.

Today will see snow continue over most areas, with another 2 to 5 cm
depending on location, and the highest amounts are likely in
west-central portions of the province. Late today a cold front will
sweep across southern Manitoba, setting the stage for what may well
be the worst part of the storm, at least for Winnipeg and the Red
River valley. On Monday strong northerly winds of 50 gusting to
70 km/h will give very poor visibility in blowing snow for the Red
River valley. The City of Winnipeg will not be spared, especially
areas in the north end of town including the perimeter Highway.
Temperatures will hover around the minus 12 mark throughout the day,
with wind chill values around minus 25.

Total storm snowfall amounts through Monday morning are expected to
range from 15 to 25 cm over much of southern Manitoba with higher
amounts of 25 to 30 cm possible over western Manitoba, especially
along the Manitoba Escarpment.

This winter storm is quite large and is producing poor travelling
conditions across the southern prairies and neighbouring states.
These poor conditions will continue through Monday. Persons in or
near the warning areas should be on the lookout for adverse weather
conditions and travel only when necessary.

The winter storm has ended in southwestern Manitoba and areas along
the Ontario border. Although a few cm of snow are still expected
over the next 24 hours, warning conditions are no longer expected.

The storm will finally Peter out Monday evening as winds diminish and
skies clear. Sunny skies are expected for the remainder of the week,
although temperatures will be much colder that what we have become
accustomed to with highs around minus 15 expected.
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I'm going to be in trouble again. The queen is still sound asleep. lol She'll find mt quickly though. As sson as she opens the bedroom door she'll see me.
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There was a snowmobile accident yesterday. A man the queen works with hit a tree and died at the scene.
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 2:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2010

Today will see snow with 5 to 10 cm(2.0 to 3.9 in). The wind will be from the east at 30 km/h (19 mph). A high of 2C(36F) is expected.
Tonight will bring more Snow with another 5 cm(2.0 in) and an overnight low of -1C(30F).
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Severe Weather Bulletin
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:40 am CST Saturday 23 January 2010.
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Watches/warnings in effect for southern Manitoba...

Winter Storm Warning for:
=new= berens river - Little Grand Rapids - bloodvein - atikaki
=new= Poplar River
City of Winnipeg
Steinbach - St. Adolphe - Dominion City - Vita - Richer
Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands - Eriksdale
Dugald - Beausejour - Grand Beach
Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman
Morden - Winkler - Altona - Emerson - Morris
Bissett - Nopiming Provincial Park - Pine Falls
Whiteshell - Lac Du Bonnet - Pinawa
Sprague - Northwest Angle Provincial Forest
Brandon - Carberry - Treherne
Dauphin - Roblin - Winnipegosis
Minnedosa - Neepawa - Russell - Riding Mountain National Park
Killarney - Pilot Mound - Manitou
Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
Virden - Souris
Ste. Rose - Mccreary - Alonsa - Gladstone
Swan River - Duck Mountain - Porcupine Provincial Forest
Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville - Ashern
Grand Rapids.

Snow today and Sunday. Strong winds developing late Sunday
into Monday with snow and blowing snow.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are
imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather
conditions...listen for updated statements.

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==Discussion==
a strong storm system pushing across the northern American plains
this weekend is bringing widespread snow to southern Manitoba.
The snow has been mixed at times with ice pellets and patchy freezing
rain over the Red River valley and southeastern Manitoba overnight.

This storm system will bring a prolonged period of snow to southern
Manitoba over the weekend into Monday. Snow will become more
intermittent today and tonight over southern regions as drier air
moves in especially over southwest Manitoba. Steadier snow is
expected through the interlake regions today and tonight.

Snow is expected to Blossom again over southern Manitoba on Sunday as
a stronger Colorado low system moves into Minnesota. This system
will likely bring another 10 to 15 cm of snow Sunday into Monday
morning. In addition strong northerly winds gusting to 60 or 70 km/h
will develop late Sunday and persist into Monday bringing in much
colder air. These strong winds combined with the falling snow will
likely generate poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow over
southern Manitoba with blizzard conditions possible in open areas
especially through the Red River valley. Snow is expected to taper
off to flurries Monday afternoon.

Total storm snowfall amounts through Monday morning are expected to
range from 15 to 25 cm over much of southern Manitoba with higher
amounts of 25 to 30 cm possible over western Manitoba especially
along the Manitoba Escarpment.

This winter storm is quite large and will likely produce poor
travelling conditions across the southern prairies and neighbouring
states over the weekend into Monday. Persons in or near the warning
areas should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and
listen for updated forecasts and warnings.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.
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Snow and drizzle on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:25 PM GMT on January 22, 2010

Today will be cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or freezing drizzle. The wind becoming southeast 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The high will be near -1C(30F).
Tonight will bring snow with 5 cm(2.0 in) expected.The wind will be southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) as the tmperature remains steady near -1C(30F).
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I never got a chance to get out for a walk yesterday. There too many things to get done. I got my official notice in the mail that my drivers license is suspended. THat ends 45 years of driving. I had 5 merits, the maximum that can be each accumulated for 2 years of trouble free driving. I think it's closer to 25 years since I've had a speeding ticket or anything else.
On the good side I did get to enjoy my cool drink last night. It sure beats gingerale.
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Updated: 2:28 PM GMT on January 23, 2010

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Snow and Freezing Drizzle on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:55 PM GMT on January 21, 2010

Today will bring periods of light snow with risk a of freezing drizzle. The wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning with a high of -3C(26F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries and risk of freezing drizzle and fFog patches. the temperature will remain steady near -3C(26F).
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The queen took me and Abby for a mile and a half walk yesterday. I'll hsve to dig put another pair of my leather wool lined mitts for her. her hands got cold while mine were sweating.
Abby never ventured far enough away from me to check for bunnies.
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The doctor gave me the OK to have the odd beer. I'm really getting tired of soft drinks. I worked at a bottling plant for a year before I met the queen. I always had a drink on the go as we could pick one off the line at any time. When I quit there I had lost my appetite for soft drinks.
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Updated: 2:24 PM GMT on January 22, 2010

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Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:09 PM GMT on January 20, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries this morning.The wind will be southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph). A high of -3C(26F) is forecast.
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Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries then this evening then periods of light snow beginning overnight. the wind south at 30 km/h (19 mph) will become light overnight as the low dips to -7C(19F) overnight.
I was watching the weather on television last night and it looks like the northern rdge is going to in the path of a Colorado low.it's a good thing the queen has arranged to keep the driveway cleared.
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I have a doctors appointment this afternoon but the Queen has said she's going to get me abd Abbey out for a walk. Yesterday she dropped me off at a friends for coffee which made for a nice visit.
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A Special Day in History

By: plapman, 2:05 PM GMT on January 19, 2010

Today will see fog dissipating this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. The wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning with a high near -6C(21F).
Tonight will be overcast with the southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening and an overnight low of -10C(14F).
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Today is a special day in my history. On January 19 1968 I met the Queen of the prairie. It was at a place where they held dances every weekend called The Center. I've always told the kids she was drunk lying on the floor saying "I'm looking for a man" The truth is I was the one who'd had too many beer and looking for company that night and she was the sober one. I certainly made a good choice that night!
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Updated: 2:08 PM GMT on January 20, 2010

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Still Above Normal on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:08 PM GMT on January 18, 2010

Today will be sunny. High with a high near -4C(24F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -15C(5F).
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We had a parade yesterday. The queen got out the wagon, 2 GGranddaughters and the granddaughter and took Abby and ne for a short walk. I did get a complaint from thtat I was going too fast. lol Hopefully I'll be able to venture out on my own when warm weather arrives.
Time seems to have shifted. I'm tired around 10pm and go to bed. By 6 am I'm ready to start a new day. I'm going to have to work on getting that in order again.
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Falling Temps on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:02 PM GMT on January 17, 2010

Today will start cloudy with sunny periods then clearing late this afternoon. The wind west at 20 km/h (12 mph) will become light early this morning as the tmperature falls to -6C(21F) this afternoon.
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness late this evening with anovernight low of -14C(6F).
Yesterday set a new record high of +6C. the old record was +4.
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Abby and me never got out yesterday. I scared the queen in the morning. The left side of my face was feeling numb. She took me to the ER where they did some blood work and a electrocardiogram. My doctor was on duty in the ER. After checking the test results he let me go home. I see him later this week and will find out what it was.
Today the queen plans a short walk with Abby, me and the 2 Greatgrandddaughters. She have to find thw wagon for them in the garage.
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Updated: 3:44 PM GMT on January 17, 2010

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Warm and Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on January 16, 2010

oday will see a mix of sun and cloud then clearing early this afternoon. The wind becoming west 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) near noon as the high climbs to 4C(39F).
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness overnight. THE west wind will continue at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). A Low of -4C(24F) is forecast.
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Abby got her free run yesterday but failed to flush a bunny. The queen supervised a mile and a half walk yesterday along one of our regular routes.
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I found my webcam code on an old post and put it back online yesterday.


Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on January 16, 2010

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Maybe a bunny chase today.

By: plapman, 2:53 PM GMT on January 15, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. The wind becoming west at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. The high will climb to 0C(32F).
Tonight will start clear with increasing cloudiness after midnight and a overnight low of -2C(28F).
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With the near melting temps I'm going to try and talk the queen into driving me and Abby to a spot on our usual route. That will give Abby a chance to do a free run and maybe even flush out a bunny.
I seem to have lost the webcam coding again for my daily weather report. Looks like I'm going to have to locate it again so people can tell when the queen is home.
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Updated: 1:38 PM GMT on January 16, 2010

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Good Morning

By: plapman, 2:02 PM GMT on January 14, 2010

Today will start cloudy then clearing late this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) then becoming light early this morning. High -5C(23F).
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Tonight
Increasing cloudiness then 30 percent chance of flurries late this evening and after midnight. Clearing overnight. Risk of freezing rain late this evening and after midnight. Low -7C(19F).
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The queen successfully got me into the clinic yesterday with the help of her sister. The stroke was caused by a blood clot lodged in my heart. A piece broke off causing the stroke. He's advising my doctor on a regime of blood thinners to desolve it.
It looks like the recovery process is just about over. He said that 80% of any recovery will take place in the first 2 weeks and the remaining 20% of recovery in the 6 months following the stroke. After 6 months it's pretty well locked in. I'm happy with my recovery so far, knowing it could have been much worse.
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Another Warm day on the prairie.

By: plapman, 2:32 PM GMT on January 13, 2010

Today will start sunny with cloudy periods then increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Thwwwe wind becoming west at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. The high is expected to be 4C(39F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The wind will be from the northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low will be near -10C(14F).
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A trip to the big city is scheduled for today. An appointment with a neurologist.
The ueen took Abby and me out again yesterday. We never broke the record 5c but did make it to +4c. The warm weather and better traction made for a 3 block hike.
I made more changes to the accessabilty features yesterday and have made finding things on the screen easier.
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A new record Possible on thr Prairie

By: plapman, 1:53 PM GMT on January 12, 2010

Today will be cSunny with cloudy periods and a high of 5C(41F).
Tonight will start with Cloudy periods then clearing after midnight. Low -6C(21F).
The record high for today in Portage la Prairie is +6C. With todays high forecast to be 5 we may see a new record is it climbs higher than predicted.
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The Queen escorted me and Abby on a short walk yesterday. Still no bunny chase for Abby but she enjoys the outing.
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Updated: 1:59 PM GMT on January 12, 2010

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Still Warming on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:29 PM GMT on January 11, 2010

Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. High -4C(24F).
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Tonight
A few clouds. Wind southeast 20 km/h (12 mph). Temperature rising to -2C(28F) by morning.
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I'd like to thank my southern niegbors for sending the warmer temps north. I never got Abby out yesterday but the youngest daughter did take her out for a short walk while thw queen to me to Wak-Mart to walk around the store for my exercise.
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Updated: 1:57 PM GMT on January 12, 2010

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Slippery Roads on the prairie

By: plapman, 3:20 PM GMT on January 10, 2010

Today
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this morning. Risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches this morning. High -6C(21F).
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Tonight
Overcast. Low -13C(8F).
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The freezing drizzle will make it hard for me to get Abby out agin. We did a short walk yesterday for a couple of blocks. Abby really apreciated that but never got her free run to do a bunny hunt and chase.
I'm late geting on today as I didn't want to wake the queen and am under strict orders not to get away on her again. lol
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A Warming Trend on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:22 PM GMT on January 09, 2010

Today
Sunny. Wind south 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon. High -9C(15F). Wind chill -37 this morning.
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Tonight
Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low -13C(8F).
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I managed to sneek out of bed this morning without waking the Queen. I made coffee and was just about to tell you I would get in trouble for dodging her watchful eye when she got up. No good morning just Why are you at that computer already this morning. Busted !
t looks like there's a warming trend coming to the prairie with temperatures above freezing next being forecast. Hopefully I'll be able to talk someone into guideing Abby and me on a short walk.



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Still Cold on the Prairie.

By: plapman, 3:38 PM GMT on January 08, 2010

Today
Clearing early this morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High -19C(-2F).
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Tonight
Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Low -24C(-11F). Wind chill -34.
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I'm kind of late getting on this morning. The queen let me sleep in. The doctors visit went well yesterday with the exception on news that I'll probably not be able to get a drivers license which I'd assumed already.
I have to find my webcam location so I can get that back here.
The Olympic torch passed thru Portage yesterday and they had to move the ceromony indoors because of the cold weather conditions.
Anyone blaming me for unleashing the cold is wrong. I still have it locked in here on the praire. I must be Uncle Mush who released it southerly ;-)

Updated: 3:40 PM GMT on January 08, 2010

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A Cold Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:26 PM GMT on January 06, 2010

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Today
Sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming light early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 near noon. High minus 24. Wind chill minus 39.
I was going to take Abby for a short walk today with the granddaughters help but with the cold wind I guess Abby will have to wait till the weekend.

Tonight
Clear. Low minus 26.




I've increased the font size on my screen and can read it now, but now I'm having a hard time finding thing on the scree.Ya just can't win lol
The queen is taking me to the doctor today for a checkup and next week we have an appointment with a spwcialist in thw the city. That's an adventure for the queen as she doesn't drive in Winnipeg but her sister is going to meet us on the outskirts to drive us in.

Updated: 2:36 PM GMT on January 07, 2010

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A cool wind on the prairie.

By: plapman, 2:29 PM GMT on January 05, 2010

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oday
Periods of light snow. High -12C(10F).
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Tonight
Periods of light snow. Low -19C(-2F).
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Wednesday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Becoming cloudy periods in the evening. Wind north 20 km/h (12 mph) increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) late in the day then diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph). High -16C(3F). Wind chill -33.

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Thursday
i got up and made my own microwave poached eggs and coffee this morning under the watchful eye of the grandaughter.
abby is putting up with me but missing her daily 3 to 4 mile walk. It's hard to find someone silly enough to spend an hour walking a dog with a -33 windchill.

Updated: 4:45 AM GMT on January 06, 2010

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Clouds on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:51 PM GMT on January 04, 2010

Today
Periods of light snow. High -15C(5F).
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Tonight
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of light snow. Low -18C(0F).
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Tuesday
Cloudy. High -14C(6F).
the queeen is off running errands so I thought I'd try and get this online without her help. today I'm going to venture into the cold with the queen and make a doctor's appointment for latter in the week. I also have tp go tp motor vehicles and let them know I won't renew my drivers license which is due on the 10th of the month untill I get clearance from the medical profession.
i grabbed the queens glasses by mistake this morning and thought I'd had a relapse. I coulndn't even read the clock on the stove. lol The youngest girl pointed my error out to the queen and she got me on the right track. I'm going to appoint the queen as the home care lady of the century.

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Queen of the Prairie

By: plapman, 4:20 PM GMT on January 03, 2010

Good day to all of you fine blogers. Thank you for the welcome; however, because the KING has discovered his own way of seeing the keys on the computer key board, I will not be taking over the reigns for long! He has figured out that when he turns his head to the right, he can see the keys better and so this morning he did the on line banking. He is walking without the walker at times and is still a bit wobbly but has managed very well getting from point A to point B. He managed the stairs superbly all by himself and even made the morning coffee with no mishaps!!! He is not pushing himself but is working at his recovery at a safe and steady pace. By the time he gets into physio, he will be telling them what he has done to improve so fast and so well. So it will not be long before the King is back with you. For today's weather from the Northern Edge in my words.... darn cold and no improvement in sight. Take care each and every one of you. Continue what you are doing because it is working. I do believe in the power of prayer and the evidence is right in front of me....actually beside me because he is sitting next to me while I am writing this.



Updated: 5:33 PM GMT on January 03, 2010

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Queen of the Prairies reporting on PlaPman

By: plapman, 11:19 PM GMT on January 02, 2010

plapman has asked me to express his sincere thanks to all of you for your good wishes, prayers & concerns regarding his stroke. He says that he does not mind the immobility as much as the effect that the stroke has had on his sight. He wants to teach me how to do the weather blog but that will take a lot of patience on his part because I am not the easiest person to teach things to regarding the computer!!! Just want you all to know that there are therapies and other devices that can help him get back to blogging so I will just keep you informed about how he is doing and leave the weather stuff to him. My weather comment for here today is that is is DARN COLD outside but toasty warm inside with the help of our new furnace!!! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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Trouble on the northern edge

By: plapman, 2:50 AM GMT on January 01, 2010

It looks like the northern is off the blogs for awhile till i recover vision loos from a stroke

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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. :)

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Central City
Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
Elevation: 863 ft
Temperature: 77.9 °F
Dew Point: 45.7 °F
Humidity: 32%
Wind: 4.0 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph
Updated: 5:10 PM CDT on September 22, 2014

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