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OMG!  I ‘slept in’ until 7AM and awoke to an entirely altered landscape!
Yesterday [and for several days prior] the grass was green and I’ve been out-and-a-bOTE

[the Scots says ‘a-bOOt’; NOT Canucks]

in running shoes.
Now all the branches are COATED in white; everything is white.

What an amazing transformation!
Even winter-haters like me must admit to its loveliness!

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Tonight Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 20. Wind chill minus 30.


Sun, 7 Jan Mainly cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning late in the afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon. High minus 4. Wind chill minus 28 in the morning. UV index 4 or moderate.Night

Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature rising to minus 1 by morning.


Then it’s OVER ZERO (+5C) ’til Thursday…

n.b. chart format lost w/ visual addition of a single space.

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Alerts for: Niagara


Wednesday  2018-January-03 2:21 PM EST
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Cold snap from late Thursday through Saturday.

A bitterly cold northwesterly flow will develop over southern Ontario Thursday. Extreme cold warning criteria of minus 30 is expected to be met in many places Thursday night into Friday and again Friday night into Saturday.

The cold snap will end by Sunday as a southwesterly flow develops.

I hate winter.

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https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/ontario/st-catharines  [updated on-the-hour]

It seems my favourite season, SPRING, NO LONGER EXISTS IN Southern Ontario; it’s Parka to air-conditioning! Anybody else bemoan its loss? I’m interested in rough geographical ‘boundaries,’ SVP.

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I could’ve EMBEDDED this video, but they wanted my PASSWORD
AND we’d probably start seeing ads from them here too

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Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:18 PM – It can be the best thing after a good summer rain: That rich, earthy smell that pervades the air.

It has a specific name, ‘petrichor’, but until recently the way it spreads has eluded scientists. Now, it seems, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have at last unlocked the mystery, and it lies in aerosol generation.

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, the researchers took high-speed video of raindrop impacts on porous surfaces such as soil (the beautiful shots are in MIT’s video, above).

They found the raindrops, when striking the surface, trap tiny air bubbles beneath them, which then shoot back out in a fizz of tiny aerosols, possibly carrying the scent of earth with them, blown about by the wind.

But it can also carry soil-borne bacteria, and one of the report’s authors, Youngsoo Joung, told MIT News the new findings might explain how some diseases are spread.

“Until now, people didn’t know that aerosols could be generated from raindrops on soil,” Joung said. “This finding should be a good reference for future work, illuminating microbes and chemicals existing inside soil and other natural materials, and how they can be delivered in the environment, and possibly to humans.”

Oddly, the researchers’ findings noted more aerosols were released after light or moderate rain, rather than heavy rain.

Thanks to MJS

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I LOVE this: image AND words;
I was cold going to the doctor’s yesterday – back in my winter coat, hat and gloves!

Thanks to JC

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