Mother Nature is angry! Typhoons! Snowstorms! Wildfires!

I have to say we have had a hairy last 24 to 48 hours of natural disasters going on: We have a major typhoon Hagibis hitting Japan, forcing Rugby World Cup and F1 postponements! We have wildfires in Southern California. As a side note power went out for 800,000 customers earlier this week in northern…

Exciting times in Las Vegas: snow! Lots of snow!!

I was getting a big laugh watching the live TV news online from Las Vegas, with all the coverage of the snow that just hit. This isn’t the first time this winter that the snow has fallen in Vegas, either, but this sure looked like the most they’d gotten yet. They had reporters on the…

Weather report: it’s not winter everywhere

Watching the Daytona 500 today makes me crazy and jealous. My current location is under a pile of snow (after being under extreme cold warnings for days), but it sure looks nice today in Florida. Daytona Beach is currently 26 C. Not far away in Orlando it is 29 C. Other current temperatures for popular…

We go from “big snow” head-first into “big deep freeze”!

Howdy, folks, how are you enjoying “Polar Vortex 2019?” Especially all of you in Chicago? By the way, the abominable freezing cold gripping a good chunk of the Midwest USA is actually considered “normal” for this time of year in frozen-tundra Saskatchewan. Which, by the way, is frozen solid today. (And you folks down there…

Old Man Winter is burying North America under a heap of snow!

Happy Winter 🥶, folks. It seems as if the cold and the white stuff is socking North America today. I understand Toronto is getting upwards of 15 cm of it, in fact the latest report from Pearson airport is 23 cm — reminding people of the good old days when Mayor Mel Lastman had to…

Big winter storm whacking North Carolina and Virginia!

How do you like winter storm season? If you are travelling, you probably don’t like it very much. Here is a Weather Channel story on their self-titled “Winter Storm Diego” which is mainly whacking North Carolina and Virginia. Other states are impacted as well with snow, heavy rains and floods. From my vantage point here…

Here we go again, another hurricane! Michael bears down on the panhandle

Well, great. Columbus Day is now “get the heck out of here” Day in the Florida panhandle as Michael is now at hurricane strength and headed straight their way. It should hit by midweek. I am spending my day off enjoying Tallahassee’s news streaming of the approaching big storm, in between commercial breaks of live…

Yikes! A scary tornado situation for Ottawa-Gatineau region!

If you think what has gone on in the Carolinas is scary enough, check out what happened with the weather in eastern Canada today. What is now being estimated as a preliminary EF-2 tornado hit the Ottawa area today, with the city of Gatineau across the border in Quebec very hard hit. This is not…

Gordon!!! Potential hurricane bears down on the Mississippi Gulf coast

After covering preseason hockey all weekend I am sick of watching sports, so I am tuning in hurricane coverage instead. Exciting stuff. Mississippi and Alabama’s southern Gulf coast looks to be hit by Tropical Storm Gordon, which could still turn into Hurricane Gordon before it is done. Be glad you are not there today.

Weather report: this place is still cold!!

Hi again, from frozen Canada 🇨🇦. The rumour is that it is spring. Well, if it is, it sure doesn’t look like it or feel like it here on the prairies. It was something like minus-16 Celsius today and it is meant to go down to minus 25 tonight. With the wind chill, it will…

Big Nor’easter blizzard hitting New England as we speak!

Good grief, this is the third big Nor’easter to hit New England in two weeks. I am watching the live “storm watch” blizzard coverage from Boston TV stations right now; the forecasts call for areas of the state of Massachusetts to be buried by up to two feet of snow!! Of course, a major snowstorm…

Heat wave in so. Cal.! 120 degrees coming to Coachella Valley!

It’s summer, and as someone used to being frozen stiff during the extreme pit of winter, I am amused at all the stories of boiling hot weather in these places in the southwest USA that normally are pleasant the whole rest of the year.  According to this report the heat wave hitting Southern California is…

Major winter storm about to hit northeast USA/eastern Canada!! 

The news is that a major winter storm, which the Weather Channel has dubbed Stella, is going to produce a major blizzard and snow dump for the northeast USA including the New York area. Southern Ontario will also get the brunt of it! Meanwhile, out on the Canadian prairie it’s been freaking cold the past…

Like everyone else, I’m staying inside because it is COLD!!!

There is no escape from winter throughout North America, it seems. We are suffering miserable local windchills here on the Canadian prairie approaching minus 40 Celsius!!! In the United States, they are getting winter storms and car-pileup conditions.  Even if you choose to simply hunker down indoors and watch football, you’ll still be reminded of…

Weather update: it’s a lot warmer south of where you are

Uh, just a reminder to snowbirds that you probably need to book your winter sun vacations soon.  For those of you in the frozen North who are increasingly fed up with forecasts that are getting colder by the week, here’s the weather report for sun destinations to cheer you up: for Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo…

Weather report: Matthew could be a hurricane threat to Caribbean

So, I don’t feel like reading about Alicia Machado (Hillary Clinton’s favorite Miss Universe) yet again today. In fact, I don’t feel like reading any news, period. But I need my information fix, so instead I’m going to read the weather report.  Besides, I need to think of places to go to when North America goes…

It is mid-February and we have all officially got the winter blahs!

We are midway through the month of February now, which means we have hit the point on the calendar when everyone in the snow zone is officially fed up with winter!  Of course, everyone in Toronto was moaning about how cold it was for the NBA All-Star Game. As for winter storm news: it looks like…

And now, the weather

Oh, nothing, I simply thought I would put up a link to the Weather Channel for anyone interested in what the forecast might be in any winter getaway vacation destinations. 

Sadly, expecting to be snowed right under around here tomorrow

Weather update: currently I am watching the Winnipeg-Calgary CFL game being played in Calgary in a heap of snow. Regrettably, we are in store for exactly the same thing. Our own area is looking at heavy snow tomorrow.We are looking at possibly 10 cm tomorrow, and northwest SK is under a snowfall warning. Hopefully, it…

Latest hurricane news: Bermuda getting socked by Gonzalo right now

Let us move away from news about diseases and go back to talking weather, shall we? Hurricane Gonzalo is going strong right now and Bermuda is taking a direct hit. Coverage here. Well, I guess this weather news won’t cheer people up, either. Honestly, there is not much cheery news out there right now.

Wild day of tornadoes in Saskatchewan yesterday

If you were wondering what I was up to Saturday, I was being chased by a big storm all the way on the highway to Saskatoon. As it turned out this storm produced some scary tornadoes south of the city.  That was interesting. Hopefully, the weather here will improve and people here can maybe actually enjoy…

Look out North Carolina, Arthur is coming

The question right now is whether Arthur will be a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane when he gets to North Carolina on Thursday. Anyway, the forecasts are here. Happy Fourth of July, folks in the USA. You can have your tropical storms and hurricanes, we have enough problems to deal with here at the moment.

And now, the weather

It has not been a fun last couple of days weather-wise for a lot of people in a lot of places. First of all, there was a big tornado that touched down in Angus, Ontario and damaged 100 homes. Also that day, a bolt of lightning injured people on a golf course in Stouffville, Ontario….