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Whole Lotta Rain!

It was a very hot and dry summer – until a few days ago!  The Ottawa-area is now experiencing record rainfall. There are reports of localized flooding, flash floods and large amounts of water pooling on the roads. This marks

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Supercell Confirmed Over Bourget Yesterday

Environment Canada has confirmed that a supercell passed over the village of Bourget on Monday night. Meteorologist Peter Kimbell examined a photograph of a large cloud formation hovering above church spires in Bourget — about 50 kms east of Ottawa,

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Steamy Long Weekend Ahead!

Summer arrives in a serious way in the capital region just in time for Canada’s 151st birthday celebrations. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa-area.  Here’s what we can expect: 4:37 AM EDT Wednesday 27 June

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Here We Go Again!

The good news is we’re past the halfway point of winter. We’re going to add to our snowfall totals today.  Depending where you are the amounts could range from 5 to 15 cm.  Schoolbus transportation is cancelled this morning for

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Weather, Whether You Like It Or Not

January thaw maybe right now with 11 degrees but its short lived as today brings through a mixed bag of weather to look forward to….said no one ever 😉 First up for most of us, all according to Environment Canada,

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Wacky Winter Weather In The Capital

We’re all over the map when it  comes to the weather conditions in the Ottawa-area and Eastern Ontario!  Over Christmas we were stuck in the deep freeze.  Now we’re dealing with milder temperatures and freezing rain, which has resulted in

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This Year’s Weather Was Too Much!

Environment Canada’s chief climatologist has compiled his top weather stories of the year. David Phillips sums up 2017 by calling it the year of too much — too wet, too dry, too hot, too cool. Phillips says this year was

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What We Can Expect Starting Tonight

Here’s what you need to know from Environment Canada about the weather system that’s heading our way tonight: Special weather statement in effect for: Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe Widespread accumulating snow likely

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Latest On This Weekend’s Wintry Mix

What we know about this weekend’s weather system is that it’s on its way.  Beyond that it’s difficult to determine what type of precipitation we’re in for.  Right now forecasters are saying a combination of rain, freezing rain and/or snow

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Significant Winter Storm On Its Way

Had to happen sometime.  A heads-up from Environment Canada, which has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa-area.  Here’s what it says: A significant winter storm expected this weekend. A low pressure system is expected to track over Southern

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First Taste Of Wintry Weather

Much of Ontario will be getting its first taste of winter this evening — and areas around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay may get the worst of it. Environment Canada has issued snow squall watches from Sarnia through Barrie and north to Sault

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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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