Monthly Archives: October 2015

UPDATE: Heavy Rainfall Warning In Effect

Alerts for: Niagara

Warnings

 ISSUED: 9:56 PM EDT Tuesday 27 October 2015
Rainfall warning in effect for:

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

Heavy rainfall will begin later tonight across the regions and continue until Wednesday evening. Rainfall amounts of 45 to 55 millimetres are expected. Water pooling on roads may result from heavy downpours or debris blocking drains.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

UPDATE: Heavy Rain, Wind Headed For Golden Horseshoe

Statements

3:38 PM EDT Tuesday 27 October 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

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

Moisture laden fall storm with rain and gusty winds tonight through Thursday.

A low pressure area over Louisiana containing moisture from the remnants of hurricane Patricia and the Gulf of Mexico is starting to move northward towards the Great Lakes. This low is expected to intensify into a strong fall storm as it reaches the Great Lakes, bringing a significant rainfall along with strong and gusty winds over the next couple of days.

A large shield of rain associated with this storm is forecast to spread into Southwestern Ontario tonight and reach the Golden Horseshoe area by Wednesday morning. The rain will continue to move steadily into Central and Eastern Ontario through the day on Wednesday. The rain will likely become heavy at times as the low pressure area deepens. Latest indications continue to suggest 25 to 40 mm of rain in most areas. Locally higher amounts of 45 to 55 mm are likely, especially in the Windsor to Toronto and into Kingston corridor and rainfall warnings have been issued. The rainfall warnings will likely be extended into Eastern Ontario as the event draws nearer.

A clap or two of thunder is quite possible over a few locales, along with rainfall approaching Environment Canada’s rainfall warning criterion of 50 mm within 24 hours.

Additionally, strong and gusty southerly winds are forecast to develop early Wednesday over Southwestern Ontario then on Wednesday afternoon over remaining parts of Southern Ontario. Wind gusts to 70 km/h are likely in most areas. Even stronger winds are quite possible near the eastern ends of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, where wind gusts may approach the warning threshold of 90 km/h. Winds will become southwesterly on Thursday as a cold front arrives and strong gusts to 90 km/h are again possible.

These winds may be strong enough to cause some tree damage and local power outages, especially in areas where trees remain in partial to full leaf. Other impacts could be pooling on roads due to debris blocking drains.

The rain and strong winds will end by Friday as the fall storm moves away into Northern Quebec.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at http://www.weather.gc.ca.

Weather Alert Issued For Niagara

Alerts for: Niagara

Statements

10:55 AM EDT Tuesday 27 October 2015 Special weather statement in effect for:

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

Moisture laden fall storm with rain and gusty winds on tap.

A large shield of rain associated with this storm is forecast to spread into Southwestern Ontario tonight and reach the Golden Horseshoe area by Wednesday morning. The rain will continue to march steadily into Central and Eastern Ontario through the day on Wednesday.

The rain will likely become heavy at times as the low pressure area deepens. Latest indications continue to suggest 25 to 40 mm of rain in most areas. Locally higher amounts of 40 to 50 mm are possible, especially near lakes Erie and Ontario.

A clap or two of thunder is quite possible over a few locales, along with rainfall approaching Environment Canada’s rainfall warning criterion of 50 mm within 24 hours. Additionally, strong and gusty southerly winds are forecast to develop on Wednesday over Southwestern Ontario then on Wednesday night over remaining parts of Southern Ontario. Wind gusts to 70 km/h are likely in most areas. Even stronger winds are quite possible near the eastern ends of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, where wind gusts may approach the warning threshold of 90 km/h. Winds will become southwesterly on Thursday with strong gusts possible. These winds may be strong enough to cause some tree damage and local power outages, especially in areas where trees remain in partial to full leaf. The rain and strong winds will end by Friday as the fall storm moves away into Northern Quebec.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Source: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on17

LOCAL POLITICS: This Week’s Meetings

Weekly Meetings
Monday Oct.26 ’15 5:30 PM – Special Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole In-camera (Closed to the Public), in the Council Ante Room, to discuss the following:

·        Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; and

·        Receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose. – Personnel Matters

FOLLOWED BY: – Workplan Implementation Meeting, in Open Session, in the Council Chambers.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 – PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO MEETING OF WELLAND CITY COUNCIL SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING.
Wednesday Oct.28 ’15 4:30 PM – Water/Wastewater Committee Meeting Council Ante Room.

PILGRIMAGE: Friendship

Top photo: Two young pilgrims walk side by side during Notre Dame's 40th anniversary pilgrimage Sunday afternoon. Bottom photo: It's a small world! Notre Dame teacher Paul Turner, left, crossed paths with Tim Reich, right, while on the pilgrimage route. Both were in the Class of '77. Reich, who lives in Ottawa, came back to Welland late in the week just for the opportunity of taking part in the milestone event, the school's 40th pilgrimage. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

Top photo: Two young pilgrims walk side by side during Notre Dame’s 40th anniversary pilgrimage Sunday afternoon. Bottom photo: It’s a small world! Notre Dame teacher Paul Turner, left, crossed paths with Tim Reich, right, while on the pilgrimage route. Both were in the Class of ’77. Reich, who lives in Ottawa, came back to Welland late in the week just for the opportunity of taking part in the milestone event. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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PILGRIMAGE: Become The Light Of The World

The light from one candle, the Easter candle, was used to light a candle, then was passed to another, and another and another until the darkened gym glowed with candlelight following the pilgrimage Eucharist. One candle can make a difference, but becomes so much more as light spreads from person to person to person. In our lives, we must become the light of Christ. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

The light from one candle, the Easter candle, was used to light a candle, then was passed to another, and another and another until the darkened Notre Dame gym glowed with candlelight following the pilgrimage Eucharist. One candle can make a difference, but becomes so much more as light spreads from person to person to person. In our lives, we must become the light of Christ. The candlelight service is poignant for many. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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PILGRIMAGE: Still Going Strong After 40 Years

Notre Dame held its 40th anniversary Pilgrimage today, a fundraiser for projects in the developing world. About $40,000 was raised, said pilgrimage co-ordinator Carol Berkhout:

Notre Dame held its 40th anniversary Pilgrimage today, a fundraiser for projects in the developing world. About $40,000 was raised, said pilgrimage co-ordinator Carol Berkhout: “40 for 40”. About 1,000 students, alumni, staff and parents took part. Top photo shows some of the participants walking along the recreational waterway, Welland’s Main Street Bridge in the background. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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