Severe Thunderstorm Watch : Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
Issued at 5:22 PM EDT Wednesday 22 May 2013
Severe thunderstorms possible through about mid evening. This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds or heavy rainfall..Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated bulletins.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms through about mid evening. Damaging wind gusts, large hail and brief but torrential downpours will be threats. There is also a risk of a tornado.
Thanks to cool spring temperatures, some more snow flurries in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains this week, and a thick snow base this winter, Blue Mountain Resort ski hills are still open this weekend – the latest the resort has ever been opened for skiing and snowboarding site the information was recorded starting in 1984.
Blue Mountain is reporting a 60-centimetre base and will open the Silver Bullet chair lift, Easy Rider lift and the Rails/Mini Terrain Park will be set up in a location yet to be determined. Badlands Terrain Park however is closed for season. All operations are subject to change based on weather and conditions. Skiig and snowboarding at Blue will officially be closed as of Monday, April 29th, 2013.
The resort will also have its Monterra Golf Course open on Saturday and Sunday. You can ski and golf on the same day in Ontario this weekend.
The weather forecast for Saturday in the Blue Mountains is calling for rain but skies are expected to clear Saturday evening. Sunday will bring mainly sunny skies and an expected high of 21 degrees.
Weather Collingwood & The Blue Mountains provides real time weather forecasts, road conditions, snow conditions and Collingwood living information for region including Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Thornbury and the South Georgian Bay Area.
Freezing rain warning in effect.
Ice storm continues this morning for parts of Southern Ontario.
A slow-moving weather system is combining with Arctic air over Southern Ontario to produce significant freezing rain.
Untreated roads will be ice covered, resulting in dangerous driving conditions. Widespread power outages have been reported from downed tree limbs and power lines due to significant ice accumulation combined with northeast winds gusting to 80 km/h.
For most regions, the freezing rain will end later this morning as temperatures gradually rise above zero. However over Eastern Ontario, the freezing rain is expected to persist until this afternoon or early evening.
Hopping into the downtown on Saturday March 30th will be the Easter Bunny himself! It is with great pleasure that Downtown announces Mr. E. Bunny has again made room in his busy schedule to Visit Downtown Collingwood, “It’s a tradition I wouldn’t miss! I love the early hunt for eggs at the Station grounds and the unique way Downtown lets me hide all my eggs in the business windows. The children bring their Moms and Dads to help find and count them, so this makes the day truly a family adventure.”
Get an early start to the day at the Station…. Beginning at 10 a.m…. bring a bag and collect the eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny on the grounds. The fun will continue until 11 a.m. and is for children 10 and under only, and they must bring an adult with them to join the fun. This part of the day is hosted by the Journey Community Church and there will be lots of activities to keep the little ones busy while they wait for their turn to join the hunt.
The fun doesn’t end then… starting at 11a.m., join us at the Children’s Activity Centre, in front of Collingwood’s Town Hall. You can pick up your egg counting entry form, then head out and count the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden in all the business windows throughout downtown. Bring along your parents for help, as accuracy counts! Return the form for your chance to win a great prize. The first 50 children to complete and return the contest form will receive a Family Pass for 4 to see “HOP” – the Sunday matinee at the Gayety Theatre.
Take time as you’re counting…. you won’t want to miss the Easter Bunny as he will be hopping throughout the downtown with special treats for all. At the Activity Centre at Town Hall, you will also be able to make a special Easter craft to take home with you.
Come dressed for the weather and stay for this Spring filled day of activities. Don’t forget your camera so you can have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.
While you’re visiting Downtown, drop into the shops as the new spring clothing, accessories and home decor fashions have arrived. Check out and see what’s new; from Easter Bonnets to Easter dinner, the businesses and shops have everything you will need for this holiday and the rest of Spring.
Stay for a cup of tea or coffee or a great lunch at one of our outstanding restaurants. Make Downtown Collingwood your destination for everything Easter!
With METEOplus® the Institute for Weather and Climate Communication (IWK) has launched the first iPhone app with which weather forecasts are possible for any point on the globe.
HAMBURG, Germany, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – Whereas up until now it was possible to retrieve weather forecasts for only a limited number of places using mobile applications, with METEOplus® this is now possible for any place in the world. Using a map or search function at street level, precise hourly forecasts for the next ten days can be retrieved with METEOplus®. The application starts with forecasts of the weather at the requested place at the current time that are precise down to the minute. The user moves the map with his finger and is thus able to find another site easily. The search function enables the location of streets. Where there is a switch from beach to ocean area the application even shows the current ocean temperatures. If the user climbs “uphill” on the map, METEOplus® also displays the altitude of the site. Frank Böttcher, Director of IWK: “If you are going on a hike through the mountains, this allows you to already see what the weather will be like at the beginning of the hike before the climb.”
OAKVILLE, ON, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ – The Weather Network’s meteorologists have been hard at work forecasting their outlook for the months of March, April and May. Most of Canada, with the exception of British Columbia, can expect near normal to above average temperatures this spring. Much of B.C. will experience a slower start to spring, with below normal temperatures expected.
Spring Temperature Outlook for Ontario
Above normal temperatures are forecasted across most of southern and eastern Ontario and the south eastern corner of northe astern Ontario as well with near normal temperatures in north central and north western Ontario.
Spring Precipitation Outlook for Ontario
Wetter than normal conditions are likely for the south western fringe of north western Ontario. Wetter than normal conditions are also expected in extreme south western Ontario with near normal precipitation elsewhere.
Canadians joined millions of people around the world in marking Earth Hour 2013, on Saturday 23 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM.
Earth Hour is held on second-last and last weekend of March because at this time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, near coincidental sunset times occur in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global ‘lights out’ event. Earth Hour 2013 will be held on Saturday 23 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
The World Wildlife Fund, the driving force behind Earth Hour, said 13-million Canadians turned off their lights for an hour last year as they joined the effort to draw attention to climate change.
Nova Scotia Power reported a drop of five megawatts during Earth Hour — and Ontario reported a 448 megawatt drop — enough energy to power some 90-thousand homes.
Earth Hour is embraced by hundreds of Canadian municipalities — but none more so than Vancouver which the W-W-F this year named its Global Earth Hour Capital. It’s a recognition of the city’s efforts to reduce pollution that causes climate change.