Weather Network Gardening Forecast

While checking the weather forecast on The Weather Network website today, I noticed they also provide a general forecast for gardeners. This isn’t how I stumbled on to it, but here’s the general route: Click the Home & Garden tab and select Lawn & Garden Forecast from the drop-down menu. Then click your province and then your city. A “Switch To Garden Forecast” button on the regular forecast page for each city would simplify the process, but anyway, the garden forecast page looks like this (as an example from St. John’s):
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Not An Ice Age: Half Earth Covered With Snow

half earth covered snowSpeaking of snow, World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice:

That Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland and the frozen wastes of Siberia are covered in white comes as no surprise. But it is the extent to which the line dips down over the Northern Hemisphere that is so remarkable about the image.

The shroud of white stretches down from Alaska and sweeps through the Midwest and along to the Eastern seaboard. The bitter cold has reached as far as Texas and northern Mexico where in Ciudad Juarez temperatures today were expected to dip to minus 15C.

Lots of cool (haha) photos on that site.

Top News Stories In Moncton

Snow. It’s all about snow. Headlines from local news sources:

  • Local newspaper, The Times and Transcript: Will snow cleanup ever end?
  • From all News radio station, News 91.9: Moncton poised to break snow record.
  • Winter weather persists in Atlantic Canada from Global news.
  • Moncton High contingency plan may be revealed from CBC (it’ll be news for them when Moncton breaks that record).

It’s Cold Out

Environment Canada issued this weather warning today:

Environment Canada’s Official Weather Warnings
Moncton and southeast New Brunswick
4:30 AM AST Tuesday 6 February 2007
Wind chill warning for Moncton and southeast New Brunswick continued
Extreme wind chill values near minus 36 are expected this morning.
This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A very cold airmass will persist over the province for the next few days. Light westerly winds this morning are forecast to bring wind chill values occasionally reaching minus 36.

The thermometer in my car said -27 this morning. Subtract another 10-15 degrees for the wind.

Make Your Own Snow

snow offers snow makers you can buy and instructions on how to build your own (from scratch). The SG4-LED costs $498.00 American or $398.00 for the kit that includes everything to build your own. Unfortunately, the machine is dependent on the weather; it needs to be below freezing for the most part to produce snow. It’d be cool to have snow in the middle of the summer.