Ξ October 30th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ nature, Ontario, Photography, weather, webcam |
Photo: Shaun Vardon, CTV Ottawa
I was scanning some live webcam photos of Canada today and when I got to more familiar territory saw this:
Above is Ottawa
Yikes! they’ve gotten snow already–and after all that summer rain. Then I thought cool! Look at the hammock. Great picture!
I see from checking further that parts of Ontario and Quebec On the night of the 28th got hit with this :
The storm blew north from the east coast of the U.S., which saw anywhere from five to 30 centimetres of snow Tuesday, causing power outages and road and school closures throughout New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Eastern Ontario’s first snowfall came early this year. Last year’s first major storm hit the area on November 16.
The 2007/2008 winter season was one of the snowiest in recent memory for the region, as snowfall levels approached the 1970-71 record of 441.1 centimetres.
Bu things are improving slowly as of Thursday morning.
The storm left behind as much as 15 centimetres of snow and thousands of homes and businesses were without power.
Wet, heavy snow downed tree branches and power lines, knocking out power for about 22,000 Hydro One customers in eastern Ontario and more than 70,000 customers in Quebec.
In Ontario, the majority of power outages hit east of highway 4-16 to the Quebec border and included Winchester, Arnprior, Brockville and Vankleek Hill.
Yikes, what a mess!
“Hydro” is electricity but I’ll bet you know that since there’s a 70 percent chance you are Canadian.