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Central Ontario Region  - 
 
Issued at 2014-04-13 3:13PM EDT by Environment Canada: 

Rainfall warning continued for:
   Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago, Ont. (044120) 
   Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale, Ont. (044130) 

Current details: 
Rainfall - afternoon to evening Monday. Rain associated with a low pressure area over Kansas will continue across the area tonight and into Monday evening. Latest indications at this time suggest that rainfall amounts will be slightly less previously forcast with 25 to 35 mm likely by Monday evening for most areas. However, a swath from the Bruce Peninsula across Georgian Bay to Parry Sound and Huntsville could see amounts of 30 to 50 mm by Monday evening.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.
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Central Ontario Region  - 
 
Issued at 2014-04-03 2:35PM EDT by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
City of Toronto, Ont. (043100)
Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region, Ont. (043210)
Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region, Ont. (043220)
Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region, Ont. (043230)
Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Ont. (043240)
Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County, Ont. (043310)
Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County, Ont. (043320)
Tamworth - Sydenham - South Frontenac, Ont. (043410)
Stirling - Tweed - Madoc, Ont. (043420)
Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands, Ont. (043510)
Napanee - Consecon, Ont. (043520)
Picton - Sandbanks Park, Ont. (043530)
Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago, Ont. (044120)
Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale, Ont. (044130)
Fenelon Falls - Balsam Lake Park - Northern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044710)
Apsley - Woodview - Northern Peterborough County, Ont. (044720)
Lindsay - Southern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044730)
Peterborough City - Lakefield - Southern Peterborough County, Ont. (044740)
City of Hamilton, Ont. (046100)
Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County, Ont. (046420)
Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus, Ont. (046510)
Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County, Ont. (046520)
Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
Caledon, Ont. (046610)
Mississauga - Brampton, Ont. (046620)
Halton Hills - Milton, Ont. (046630)
Burlington - Oakville, Ont. (046640)
St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region, Ont. (046710)
Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region, Ont. (046720)
Current details:
Significant rain for all regions. Freezing rain for many regions.

A low pressure system from the southern plains will spread a significant rainfall into Southern Ontario tonight and Friday. The rain will begin as freezing rain north of a line roughly along Highway 401.

Rain has already begun near Windsor. Rain will begin to spread northeastward tonight to reach the Golden Horseshoe to Georgian Bay area early Friday morning. A period of freezing rain at the onset is forecast for places north of Highway 401.

General rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm are expected. However, isolated thunderstorms are likely to affect some locales giving the threat for locally higher amounts.

Poor driving conditions can be expected during the morning commute Friday from Southern Lake Huron to Northern Toronto and northward towards Georgian Bay due to ice on untreated roads.

Freezing rain and rainfall warnings may need to be issued as the system moves closer.
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Central Ontario Region  - 
 
Issued at 2014-03-19 10:25PM EDT by Environment Canada:

Special weather statement continued for:
Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region, Ont. (043230)
Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County, Ont. (043310)
Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County, Ont. (043320)
Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands, Ont. (043510)
Napanee - Consecon, Ont. (043520)
Picton - Sandbanks Park, Ont. (043530)
Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region, Ont. (046720)

Current details:
Patchy freezing rain for the Algonquin area, local blowing snow near Lake Huron overnight and strong and gusty winds near the lower lakes Thursday.

A low pressure system will track northeast from Georgian Bay into Western Quebec by Thursday morning. Snow and patchy freezing rain continues to spread northeast across Algonquin Park towards the Ottawa Valley. Travellers are urged to exercise caution as untreated surfaces may become icy and slippery.

In the wake of this system, strong and gusty winds are expected to develop. Gusts to 70 or 80 km/h will be possible along the north shores of lakes Erie and Ontario beginning Thursday morning.

Additionally, for areas east of Lake Huron, especially in the Huron-Perth and Grey-Bruce regions, rain will change to snow overnight. Brisk northwest winds gusting to 60 or 70 km/h could produce local blowing snow with low visibilities.
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Central Ontario Region  - 
 
Issued at 2014-03-17 2:48PM EDT by Environment Canada:

Special weather statement issued for:
City of Toronto, Ont. (043100)
Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region, Ont. (043210)
Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region, Ont. (043220)
Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region, Ont. (043230)
Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Ont. (043240)
Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County, Ont. (043310)
Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County, Ont. (043320)
Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago, Ont. (044120)
Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale, Ont. (044130)
Fenelon Falls - Balsam Lake Park - Northern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044710)
Apsley - Woodview - Northern Peterborough County, Ont. (044720)
Lindsay - Southern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044730)
Peterborough City - Lakefield - Southern Peterborough County, Ont. (044740)
City of Hamilton, Ont. (046100)
Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County, Ont. (046420)
Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus, Ont. (046510)
Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County, Ont. (046520)
Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
Caledon, Ont. (046610)
Mississauga - Brampton, Ont. (046620)
Halton Hills - Milton, Ont. (046630)
Burlington - Oakville, Ont. (046640)
St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region, Ont. (046710)
Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region, Ont. (046720)

Current details:
Potential for wintery weather on Wednesday.

A low pressure system is set to arrive from the U.S. central plains on Wednesday. This system has the potential to bring a wide swath of freezing rain Wednesday morning extending from Lake Huron east to the Golden Horseshoe and Central Ontario. This has the potential to impact the morning commute where untreated road surfaces may become slippery. The band of freezing rain will change over to rain during the day on Wednesday as temperatures climb above the zero degree mark.

Regions located east of Georgian Bay to the Quebec border will see more of a wintery mix of precipitation with snow, ice pellets and freezing rain possible through the day on Wednesday. Snowfall accumulations up to 10 cm by the end of Wednesday can be expected.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.
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Is the Briefing alarm still available on S4 with KitKat?  Mine disappeared on the update the other day.
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I still have mine, I have the S4 sgh - m919 .it was just updated like a week ago. 
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Central Ontario Region  - 
 
Issued at 2014-04-05 4:21PM EDT by Environment Canada:

Special weather statement issued for:
Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago, Ont. (044120)
Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale, Ont. (044130)
Fenelon Falls - Balsam Lake Park - Northern Kawartha Lakes, Ont. (044710)
Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus, Ont. (046510)
Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County, Ont. (046520)
Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)

Current details:
The spring roller coaster of weather continues...

A disturbance currently brewing over New Mexico is forecast to shift into Texas on Sunday then make a beeline for the Lower Great Lakes on Monday. Although there is some uncertainty in the forecast track of the centre of low pressure, it appears the most likely trajectory is across Ohio then the extreme Lower Great Lakes. Rain is expected to develop over parts of Southern Ontario during the day Monday, reaching Georgian Bay in the evening. The rain may quickly change to a heavy wet snow Monday evening mainly over the higher terrain of the Dundalk and Haliburton Highlands. A significant accumulation in excess of 10 centimetres is possible in these areas before it tapers off early Tuesday.

On a more spring-like note, the warmest weather of the season is likely on Thursday to the south of Georgian Bay, quickly erasing any memory of the snow on Monday night. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid teens, but will be likely more muted east of Georgian Bay.
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I told it: Tell me a joke
S4: What do you call a cow that just had a baby??De-calf-inated. you know, like coffee.
HAHAHAHAHA
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General Discussion  - 
 
CANWARN Training Dates for 2014

April 22 – Windsor – Caboto Club
April 23 – Sarnia – Sarnia Yacht Club
April 24 – London – Fanshawe College
April 26 – Hamilton – Chedoke Hospital (to be confirmed)
April 26 – Ottawa – venue TBA
April 30 or May 1 – Huron County – venues to be determined
May 3 – Toronto – Dufferin St.
May 7 – Toronto – Dufferin St.
May 10 – Cornwall – venue TBA
May 13 – Dufferin County – venue TBA
May 15 – Kitchener – Bingemans
May 22 – Peterborough – Public Library
May 24 - Orillia – Rama Fire Hall
May 31 Belleville – Public Library
May 31 to June 5 – Northeastern Ontario venues
June 9 to 13 – Northwestern Ontario venues
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Discussion  - 
 
Is the Briefing alarm still available on S4 (SGH-I337M) with KitKat?  Mine disappeared on the update the other day.
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When not working, I spend time with my amateur/scanner radios, photography, astronomy and relaxing.
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An I.T. professional for 20+ years with Rogers Communications and IBM, a licensed Amateur Radio operator (VA3DBJ), a member of RadioReference.com and a certified CANWARN storm spotter. I have been dabbling with photography for the past couple of years (thanks to my daughter).


Former member of the 279 Sea Cadet Corp Bowmanville, 173 Air Cadets Sqn Trenton, 2818 Army Cadets Belleville. Formerly the SysOp of the SpaceLodge BBS and former member of FidoNet.

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Survived High School, military training and 4 kids.
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    1977 - 1981
  • Granton Institute of Technology
    Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, 1990 - 1992
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