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Heat Wave With Us Until Mid-Week

It’s the summer weather we didn’t get all summer! Ottawa remains under a heat warning issued by Environment Canada, and after smashing a couple of weather records this weekend, another record could be broken today. Our forecast high for Monday

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2017 – The Year Of The Big Wet!

Ottawa has broken a depressing amount of water-related weather records this year. So many, that Environment Canada has been calling 2017 “the year of the big wet.” To give you an idea of just how wet it has been, both

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Record Setting Spring/Summer Rainfall Causes Cancellation Of Rock Balancing Festival

Fed up with the rain? According to one of my Facebook friends, who lives on the Rideau River, the water level rose by a full foot yesterday after the 80mm of rain we received. If we get another 4.7 mm

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Heat Warning Continues For The Capital

To think that less than a week ago we were complaining about a lack of sun and cool temperatures.  Now we’re into day two of a heat warning for the capital region. Environment Canada calls it the first “heat event”

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Less Showers And More Flowers!

Had enough of those April showers yet?  Well, it’s a brand new month and the showers are still here. In fact, a lot more than just showers! A special weather statement remains in effect for the Ottawa-area. Forecasters with Environment

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Two Days of Summer Coming Our Way

We think most of you would agree;  it was a looooong winter. Not only that, April delivered more than enough in the way of April showers to the nation’s capital.  Now Mother Nature is redeeming herself, at least for a

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Rainfall Warning For The Capital

A full-on rainfall warning has now been issued by Environment Canada. It covers not only the Ottawa-area but a good chunk of the province as well. Rain is forecast to last right through the day Thursday and it will be

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Lots More Rain On The Way For The Capital

Yet another special weather statement issued by Environment Canada, and once again, it has to do with significant rainfall coming our way starting Thursday morning. Significant widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are likely by late tomorrow with

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April Showers And Then Some For The Capital

Enjoy today’s nice weather because there’s lots of rain on the horizon. Yes, another interesting weather system is heading our way. Thankfully no snow associated with this one, although the Ottawa-area is in for a significant amount of rain.  Here’s

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Are You Ready For More Snow????

Just when we were starting to think it was over, winter returns to the capital region!  We’re in for some fairly significant snowfall for this time of year.   Here’s the latest from Environment Canada: Special weather statement in effect

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Are You Ready for A Mild Spring?

Environment Canada’s top weatherman  is forecasting warmer-than-normal spring  conditions for a “good chunk” of the country. Senior climatologist Dave Phillips says the latest models show Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes will be the first regions to snap out of winter-type

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Freezing Rain Cancels Schoolbuses

The kids will be happy!  There are school bus cancellations for Ottawa schools as well as those in surrounding areas today.  Road conditions not the greatest after our latest bout with freezing rain. Environment Canada still has a freezing rain

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Here We Go Again!

It’s happened again!  Another freezing rain warning for the Ottawa-area.  Might see a sneak peek of what’s to come later this afternoon, but more so during the evening hours.   According to Environment Canada,  a long-lasting period of freezing rain resulting

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Freezing Rain Warning Follows Record Warm Weather Day

Ahh, winter in Ottawa, where we go from a record high temperatures to a freezing rain warning.  The freezing rain warning covers the Ottawa-area, Prescott-Russell and parts of the Ottawa Valley, and there are schoolbus cancellations today for students in

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Ottawa’s Record Setting Single Day Snowfall Happened A Year Ago Today

Today is the first anniversary of Ottawa’s last record-setting snowfall. On February 16th last year, 51.2 centimetres of fresh snow fell in a single day, breaking the previous record from 1947. Environment Canada says Ottawa is on track for what

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