Quantcast

New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario (and Gaspe!)

classic Classic
17 messages Options
12
Reply |  

New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario (and Gaspe!)

Harvey
Admin
I'd like to put together weather pages with resources for Mount Washington and Eastern Canada.

Weather Links
Forecasts for Ski areas
Weather Maps
Short Term, Medium Term, Long Term

See other weather pages for ideas?

Post links here. Thanks.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Sick Bird Rider
I am a bit weather-obsessed but no meteorologist. Here is how I get my weather info, in order of frequency, YVMD. My goal is to plan activity around weather patterns. I don't have any interest in trying to be an amateur forecaster, happy to leave that for others:

1) Environment Canada local forecast. For the general weather outlook and current radar. I check this several times daily, since part of my job requires that I pay attention to changes in weather, advise clients accordingly and/or change plans for staff activity. Here is the local, I just look at the general forecast, not the 24 hour:

http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-88_metric_e.html

You can change it to Farenheit but the method is obscure.

2) Environment Canada local radar. If there is a storm in the forecast, or I want to monitor local snow squall activity, this is the go to:

http://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=wbi

You can use the links at the bottom to see other radar locations. The one McGill/Montreal one is handy for NNY and NVT:
http://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=WMN

3) Weather Network local forecast. I only use this for the "future radar" down the page, which is reasonably accurate and handy for planning activities around storm activity. It has a quirky interface and doesn't always work. I like the fact that you can move aroound, zoom, etc:

www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/huntsville

4) Intellicast US national radar. For when I want to see the big picture, especially for big storms:

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx

5) Ontario winter road report. In case one needs to drive somewhere before/during/after a storm:

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/

Sometimes I just look at the Toronto area traffic cams and think about how lucky I am not to live there.

6) Windyty. This is a very cool site developed by a Danish kiteboarder who also happens to be a programmer and weather geek. The link is to our local area but you can search other locations or zoom out to see global weather patterns. Note that there are links to detailed local forecasts, wind predictions plus on the lower right you can change the view to see other weather patterns (precip, pressure, snow, etc.):

https://www.windyty.com/?45.329,-78.205,9

7) meteoblue: This is where Windyty gets local forecast info from. I just found this recently and should probably look at it more often, there is a lot of info in the local forecast. I am on DSL and find it slow to load, which is a bit annoying. Note that there is a "predictability %" for each days outlook, which I have not seen elsewhere:

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/week/huntsville_canada_5978765

8) Synoptic MODIS imagery for the Great Lakes. Daily satellite images of the Great Lakes basin. I mostly use this in April and May to track ice-out activity in our area, which is relevant to my job. You can also use it to follow fall colour changes or simply marvel at the sediment patterns in Lake Erie. Click on whichever thumbnail looks the most interesting, wait for it load, the start scrolling around. If you are not good on the geography of the Great Lakes, this could be an exercise in futility:

http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=g&page=1

Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy this: The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Telemark Dave
 good work compiling that SBR.   Sometimes though, I think we all suffer from information overload.  I'm as guilty as anyone... So I think I'm going to try to dial it down a notch this winter.  

I'm going to look out the window....

TD

Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Sick Bird Rider
Telemark Dave wrote
I'm going to look out the window.... TD
There is much to be gained from the LATS forecast. (Look At The Sky)

Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy this: The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Harvey
Admin
It's logical that weather forecasting is perceived as important for those who are a great distance from the snow, and need advance notice to take off from work. If you travel a long way and ski 35 days in a good year, you try to ensure that effort is rewarded. The analytics for the weather page and weather forum bear this out. Pageviews are from the major metros. If you live near the snow and have the flexibility to get it, good on ya.

Thanks for the help sbr.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Sick Bird Rider
Harvey wrote
It's logical that weather forecasting is perceived as important for those who are a great distance from the snow, and need advance notice to take off from work. If you travel a long way and ski 35 days in a good year, you try to ensure that effort is rewarded. The analytics for the weather page and weather forum bear this out. Pageviews are from the major metros. If you live near the snow and have the flexibility to get it, good on ya.

Thanks for the help sbr.
You are welcome. TD and I are a small and non-representative sample, unfortunately. Some input from Claude/BigK75, MadPat and the elusive Chuuurles would probably round it out more. I do pay some attention to long range stuff when planning trips to JPR but more often than not, the time off is not so flexible, so I deal with the hand that is dealt. Sometimes you win, sometimes you ski on ice.

Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy this: The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Telemark Dave
HEY!  Wassss happening?  Any updates... I haven't looked outside today.  

Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Telemark Dave
Shit is about to go down...  BIG.   
STOKED!!!


Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Telemark Dave
...........aaaaannnndd......   Meh.  Rain/sleet/ice pellets/ freezing rain.         Yawn.  

Reply |  

Re: New Weather Pages: MTW, QC, Ontario

Telemark Dave
Woke up to............wait for it...............








Zilch.  Nada..  




Reply
12
Loading...