Monthly Archives: February 2016

‘A Major Winter Storm Is Expected’

(Source: Environment Canada)

POSTED: 3:24 PM EST Monday 29 February 2016
Winter storm warning in effect for:

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

A major winter storm is expected.

ohohA deepening low pressure system will give heavy snow and blowing snow. The snow will begin Tuesday midday and intensify into the evening with the heaviest amounts of snow falling Tuesday night. Strong northeasterly winds will also give blowing snow especially in exposed areas and along the Lake Ontario shoreline due to gusts of 70 kilometres per hour.

About 2 to 5 centimeters can be expected Tuesday afternoon and then 10 to 20 centimeters during the night. As the wind shifts early Wednesday morning to northerly the snow will end. Regions near Lake Erie may also experience several hours of freezing rain especially Tuesday night. If the freezing rain stays to the south of Niagara then they may see the highest amounts of snow.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

Potential For ‘Significant Winter Storm’

POSTED: 11:26 AM EST Monday 29 February 2016  Environment Canada
Winter storm watch in effect for:

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

 

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More of this, but worse, could be on the way. (File photos)

A snow storm is expected for Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night.

A low pressure system developing over Texas today will head towards the Lower Great Lakes and is expected to spread an area of snow into Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night. This low will tap into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to intensify into a significant winter storm.

IMG_0988This type of Winter storm often has a swath of 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow associated with it. The heavier bands of snow will begin in the Windsor to London area Tuesday afternoon and moving towards Toronto in the early evening. Freezing rain and ice pellets may also be a problem near the Niagara region. Exact snowfall amounts and the possibility of ice pellets and freezing rain will depend upon the exact track of this developing storm.

Travellers should be prepared to alter plans accordingly as driving conditions are likely to deteriorate significantly on Tuesday.

The development and track of this storm is being monitored closely. Please refer to updated statements and local forecasts for further details as the event approaches.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

Snow Storm ‘Is Looking More Likely’

(Source: Environment Canada)

POSTED: 4:50 AM EST Monday 29 February 2016
Winter storm watch in effect for:

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

A snow storm is looking more likely for Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night.

A low pressure system developing over Texas today will head towards the Lower Great Lakes and is expected to spread an area of snow into Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night. This low will tap into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to intensify into a significant winter storm.

This type of Winter storm often has a swath of 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow associated with it. Freezing rain and ice pellets may also be a problem as the storm centre gets close to the Lower Great Lakes. Exact snowfall amounts and the possibility of ice pellets and freezing rain will depend upon the exact track of this developing storm.

Travellers should be prepared to alter plans accordingly as driving conditions are likely to deteriorate significantly on Tuesday.

The development and track of this storm is being monitored closely. Please refer to updated statements and local forecasts for further details as the event approaches.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

‘Potential Snow Storm’ Tuesday

POSTED: 5:30 PM EST Sunday 28 February 2016   Environment Canada
Special weather statement in effect for:

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

Potential snow storm for Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night.

A low pressure system developing over the southern United States Monday will head towards the Lower Great Lakes and is expected to spread an area of snow into Southern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Significant snowfall amounts may be possible across portions of Southwestern Ontario, the Golden Horseshoe and Eastern Ontario. Travelling conditions could rapidly deteriorate.

The development and track of this storm is being monitored closely. Please refer to updated statements and local forecasts for further details as the event approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

Hoops Postscript: Captions You’ll Never See In Print

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Do not ask for whom the ball falls – it falls for you! (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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Hmmmm. What did you say Plan B is, Frank?

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What goes up, must come down……..

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I’ll never volunteer to run the gauntlet again!

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“We want it…” “No, you can’t have it…” “Too bad, we want it…”

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Time out! Time out! Is anyone paying attention?

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What, how could you lose your whistle??

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Foot ball action

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Third and four….a running play

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The End

Irish Lose, Lions To Prowl In Windsor

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Notre Dame’s Braidon Moore finds a lane and drives to the basket in the AAA senior boys SOSSA championship game Friday night against Hamilton’s Sir Allan MacNab Lions. The Lions won 59-44 and advance to the Ontario championship March 7-10 in Windsor. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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Notre Dame head coach Mike Rao drives home a point during a time out early in the opening quarter.

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Kyle Cooper (44) goes up and scores two for the Fightin’ Irish Friday night in Dillon Hall.

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A Lions defender strips the ball from ND’s Braidon Moore in their AAA senior boys SOSSA championship game at Notre Dame’s Dillon Hall.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Tuesday
Mar.1 ’16
5:40 PM – 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.
    – Committee Appointments for the following Committees:
    – Welland Arenas Advisory Committee.
    – Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.
    – Welland Recreational Canal Corporation
  • Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board.
    – Purchase of City-owned lands.
  • Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board.
    – Addendum to Development Charges Study.
  • Receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
    – Assessment Appeals update.
Tuesday
Mar.1 ’16
7:00 PM – Council Meeting, in Open Session, in the Council Chambers.
Wednesday
Mar.2 ’16
4:30 PM – Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Meeting
– LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.
Wednesday
Mar.2 ’16
5:00 PM – Heritage Welland Committee Meeting
– Civic Square, room location to be determined.

 

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Friday
Mar.4 ’16
4:00 PM – Part Time Customer Service Clerk – WCWC
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