HELP!!! Most of Canada is Red...Due to STORMY conditions

Canada
January 28, 2008 5:12pm CST
After recently posting a discussion on the various climates in Mylot Land I really enjoyed reading about the differences. However, this discussion is a little different. For those of you who have access to international weather via satellite it might be worth clicking on Canada and you will see nearly all of our country, save the province of Ontario and the Northwest Territories is covered in RED. Ontario is sandwiched between fronts from the east and west and will be getting the same blizzard warnings as the rest of us are We have had a friend staying with for the past week and she may be with us for awhile longer because we could be socked in. We have prepared for it by stocking up on food, layering our clothing and turning up the heat. It may go down to minus 49 tonight in "Southern" Manitoba...shudder to think about those further North from us. If you don't hear from me for a day or two it will be because of power outages. So for Mylot friends in Canada...how are you planning to 'weather this storm?' From the look of it we'd have to drive into either ocean to avoid it! (chuckles..what and image that is!) For the rest of you in balmier, calmer climates...enjoy! Check your satellite images if you'd care to and let me know how you'd feel in a climate like ours...think you could adapt..or not! Raia
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
OH my... a storm grrrrrrrrrr not very fond of those hehehehe Glad you're prepared but let me confess minus 49 ???? I'd die LOL Ok so count on my visit a little bit later in the year.. like the middle of summer :):):) And you say it's going to hit ontario as well? Darn! triple darn now that it was looking so good :) Oh well, we'll see when it comes, I'll probably hide inside the furnace heheheh Big hug to you and stay warm
• Canada
31 Jan 08
Hi...been away because of my friend visiting...and the Brrrr factor! I wondered if you got the storm or not? It was not as bad as they predicted...although the winds were high and the temperature has stayed REALLY cold. It was minus 39 here this morning WITHOUT any wind chill. Tomight we are sitting around minus 27. So not as bad...but still cold. Hope you are out of the furnace..and now it is my turn to send you warm hugs of appreciation for your caring, interesting exchanges. Raia
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
1 Feb 08
WElcome back :):):) It wasn't too bad here either. WE had lots of wind yesterday. WInd chill of minus 17. Today it felt much better because there was no wind and the sun was out there, although the actual temperature was lower than yesterday. I'll have you know that I was a brave girl and didn't crawl into the furnace heheh Not sure about tomorrow though. I didn't see anything yet but apparently we're supposed to get a fair amount of snow starting tonight. But I didn't see anything yet. PLus tomorrow is .... Friday :):):):) even if it snows I will still be in a good mood LOL Plus if it snows it won' t be as cold so I"m cool with that :) Have a wonderful friday
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
Good to know I didn't have to send in the troops to seek our my missing Canadian Cyber friend. I am sure your kids would be wondering where Mom went...unless you tucked them in there with you. I am sure they'd be OK if you were there though! Thanks for your Friday greetings...it was a good day. David and I took our dog for a walk and it was around minus 17 with only a little wind. The sun was bright and as we walked around doing errands people in town were all beaming and saying how 'warm' it was. Ah yes, one thing about Canadians...we are a hearty bunch!! Big hugs...and hope you have a warmer, happy weekend whatever you will be doing. Raia
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Jan 08
your gett ing the snow and we got rain all night and day SAt. and then the wind cameand even when thermomitor says its in the 50s the wind cuts thru ya like a knife. Brought up US weather map I couldnt get it to go to Canada but looks like a lot of the top northern states are in that red too only say international falls will be -23 so you are colder than there brrrrrrrr. I too if up there would have food clothes and heat all turned up and if I had a fire place I would have that lit too. Roast on one side while freezing on the other . The kids In Ten nHad Ice the other morning but it didnt last long. hugs and stay warm!
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
Hi and thanks for the hugs and warming thoughts. We made it through the storm OK. However, this morning it was minus 39 without any wind chill. This evening we are sitting at minus 27. Oh well...this is just another cold January in Manitoba. We're going into Winkler to shop because we couldn't get in the other day...chat when I get back. Raia
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Jan 08
brrrrr ya still in the red I would think on temp. wise. and we had 31 degres this morning but sun is shinning. Hope ya have a nice safe trip in to town hugs and blessings
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
Hi again...I'm back! Our pal left for Winnipeg today and she made it home safety too. We had a great time in town...went out for dinner then came back and watched some John Stewart shows David had recorded for us. Do watch him? His program is called the Daily Show and it is a spoof on the crazy making madness of the political arena. He is a hoot and never takes himself or much else too seriously. Great humor to watch before going to bed! It was warmer today...by our January standards. Sunny, not much wind...and around minus 17. We took Cherokee for a walk and he is a very happy 'top dog' thanks to the wise words of 'Auntie Lakota!' (smiles) Tigger our melancholy cat is starting to accept Tasha isn't coming back...at least in the form she was in. So life is good...warmer and going well. Hope all is well with you and yours. I will be e-mailing you tomorrow with more of a catch up. I got your message saying you did not receive the last one. I'll check. It was the one where I re-sent a copy of the thanks for you time piece in case you wanted to post it here. Anyway..candle lit and burning bright...along with my love, light and gentle hugs! Raia
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
29 Jan 08
My primary reason for leaving Dunkirk, France... and not returning... was the weather. When I was a kid around 1960... we used to get minus 20 in Dunkirk. In 1963 I went to the beach with my sister... and the sea was frozen... we walked on the ice. Thanks to the climate change... Dunkirk don't experience those low temperatures anymore. In Australia... red means hot and dry. I'll swap you a bottle of 35 degrees heat for a bottle of minus 35. laugh I hate the cold... so I don't think I'll be coming in Canada anytime soon. But I almost did back in 1970. I was tossing between Canada and Australia.
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
Well from what you have said about the difference in your temperatures and ours I would say you made an EXCELLENT choice! Walking on the sea...wow that is the first for me. If you ever decide to come to Canada...drop in for a visit. My suggestion would be to come in July and August..at least we have gorgeous summers with 16 hours of daylight. Raia
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• Australia
31 Jan 08
OK... thanks If and when I get back to France... I'll be closer to Canada. lol Did you get my two emails? Or did they end up in the bin again? lol
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
Open invite...we have a guest room that friends come and stay in...with resident cats too boot. You could even bring Bobcat along and we'd make room for him too! Anyway, yes, I did get your last two e-mails and I replied. Something strange is going on because Lakota said she didn't receive hers either. I am wondering if I logged off before they were sent...I will check and touch in on the weekend...more to chat about from you know who! Raia
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Jan 08
Hi perspectives, We had rain on monday. Today it's mild about plus six. I know that you are in a deep freeze. Take care. Blessings.
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
Greetings again..good to know you are getting warmer temperatures there. Yes, you are right we are in DEEP, DEEP freeze. Minus 39 this morning...still around 27 at twelve this evening. Thanks for you care...and updates. Blessings to you my valued Canadian pal. Raia
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@newfette (340)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
Well, I was born and raised in Labrador, so I know cold. When you are a highschool kid you do not get to stay home from school on most snowdays because the town is VERY well equipped to have the snow cleared away pretty fast, and it doesn't get cancelled unless it is -65 with windchilld for highschool. I think it's -55 for kindergarteners. It gets cold there and stays that way for months! hahaha Now, I am living in Newburgh Ontario, just east of Napanee (where the famous Avril Lavigne is from), Northwest of Kingston (Queen's University and the famous city with all the prisons!). It's not cold here right now, but we had freezing rain earlier this morning. It's melting off my car now, just went out to check out the situation. I hardly ever stock up on food or water or anything when there are blizzard warnings. I guess I am overconfident that mother nature will take er easy on me! haha But we do always have plenty of food in the house because my boyfriend is a pig! LOL So either way we can survive I think. Best part is we have natural gas furnace so it doesn't matter if we lose power we still have heat.
• Canada
31 Jan 08
Hi and good to have another Canadian here. Our numbers are growing! Those from our country really "GET" how cold it can be. Good to know that things aren't too bad there right now. We made it through the storm...but the temps are still bitterly cold. It was minus 39 this AM without the wind chill. Tonight we are around minus 27...so still cold...but not like it has been. Ah yes, we used to have natural gas in our old house...but now our 2,000 square foot house is all electric. The power didn't go out...so we are warm and I am grateful for that! Thanks for dropping by hope to chat again. Raia
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@etavasi (752)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 08
im not from canada but some advice maybe usefull.. just believe and God and make a pray :)
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
Yes...your advice is useful and I appreciate you offering it. Welcome to Mylot as well! Raia
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I don't envy you in the slightest..I'm in Western NY now (originally from Ontario) and we're SUPPOSE TO get nailed come tonight with some crap weather...from what I've read the rain is goin to turn to freezing rain then snow late tonight, the temp is going to drop significantly and the winds are suppose to really pick up.... I dont miss the -30s and -40s though I'll tell ya that much..When my oldest was a baby and we were living in the Oshawa area of Ontario it was BRUTAL his first winter...we hit the -40s more than once that yr! Hell these days I dont even like the -20s...pfft -2 is painful for that matter LOL I think what drives me nuts more than anything this yr is the flipping back and forth over the past few weeks...one day it'll be 60 degrees (unheard of) and sunny then it'll drop to the negatives and snowing...Its doing a real number on my body thats for damn sure... Stay safe perspectives!
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• Canada
31 Jan 08
Hello...and thanks for the comprehensive comparisons. Among the many things I enjoy about Mylot is hearing about where people are...and in your case that you are a fellow Canadian living in the States. Being here you KNOW what it feels like because you have lived here. Good know you and your family are not subjected to the harsh temps that you used to have. I can appreciate the contrasts being rough on the body...you got that right! Thanks for your stay safe comment. We did...and we are...and you do the same. Raia
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Red Canada? Isn't it related to TU24? It is as big as sears tower and is going to be close to Earth tonight...but the warning is active till Feb 5th http://www.tu24.org/ http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroid-20080124.html
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• Canada
29 Jan 08
Uh...I don't think so. I did check your your referral links and appreciate having them. However, I do not think the blizzard like conditions that are showing up on the satellite weather charts has anything to do with the Asteroid. At least not to my knowledge. Who knows though...there are some unusual things happening...but maybe they were always happening but there was no way to observe them the way we can now. Thanks for you input! Raia
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Feb 08
Well I hope by now you're out of the Red situation. Did you suffer from any power outages? I ask cause I'm concerned about another MyLotter who is in Canada... not quite sure where though and she hasn't logged in for the same amount of time as your discussion here, so wonder if she's been heavily affected or not As for where I am, this has got to be the strangest winter...we haven't really had ANY snow at all...then once in awhile the weathermen tell us that we're to get the storm of the century, and.....nothing happens..LOL. It's almost getting to be a case of boy cry wolf, so sooner or later we won't pay attention to such dire weather forecasts, and then wham...we'll get a humdinger
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• Canada
3 Feb 08
Hi Pye...yes, we are out of the "RED" thankfully. It did not turn into the severe conditions it was supposed to. However it was bitterly cold for about five days with temperatures in the minus forties with wind chill. Then when the wind dropped the temps were still around minus 39...but today it was around minus 12 and sitting in the 16 below area at 11:10 PM CST. So we made it through without the water pipes freezing or power outages...and we are thankful for that. Hope you hear from your friend...are they in South Central Manitoba too? Weather changes in your area sound quite livable for now..hope it keeps up! Take care... Raia
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• Canada
3 Feb 08
We were looking at that map at work this past week and laughing! My boss keep joking that we were going to get a killer blizzard - we just rolled our eyes at him (blizzards are a fact of life here, so they're not a really big deal). It sure was cold and windy though (I'm in southern Manitoba). We did have a few highways shut down due to the wind and no visibility, but we didn't get any new snow. So it wasn't really much of a "storm" here.
• Canada
3 Feb 08
You are in Southern Manitoba??? How kewl...us too! I haven't connected with anyone else from Manitoba in the whole 8 months I have been a member here. We were originally from Winnipeg, but moved to Manitou...could we possibly be neighbors???? You are right blizzards and cold, blowy weather are part of Manitoba winters...and they don't call our capitol city Winter-peg without good reason...right? Anyway, thanks for dropping by...hope to chat more...Southwestern Manitoba...a Mylot neighbor...I like it! Cheers and stay warm and safe... Raia
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@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
But, Raia, the minus 49 is including the wind chill factor. It's actually only going to be ... minus 27 as the actual temperature ... if you are standing in a very, very sheltered area. Of course, who in their right mind is going to be standing outside tonight, even with shelter.
• Canada
29 Jan 08
Hello and welcome to Mylot...like your cute Dodo Bird bouncing Avatar. Yes, even though the temperature is minus 27..my body and yours would not interpret the difference with the wind chill being that high. The wind chill often makes it seem even colder than it is...at least that is the way my metabolism interprets it. No, no, no...not standing outside tonight...or any other time with that kind of cold factor. Thanks for you input! Raia
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