When I left at 1100 to get my groceries done it was a pretty morning, calm, bright sunshine & just a few degrees below freezing. I got home at 1215 & it was already cloudy with what I call 'winter weather' cloud patterns. If I had the weather boffin vocab, I'd explain that better but I don't...LOL So let's just say it's a dusty cotton batting coloured cloud with long, thick 'streamers'. The air feels different too - softer, if that makes sense.
I quickly unpacked my groceries & before I did anything else, I fed my birds & tree rats. Doublt rations of premium mixed bird seed, generous amounts of barley for the doves, pigeons & crows & black oil sunflower seed. I thought about topping it up but we're within an hour of dusk, so there's little point. All feeding will soon cease but they're going into the first nasty night of the season with full tummies.
At 1502, a freezing rain warning popped up - no details yet - I think they're still trying to work out how much rain, ice pellets, freezing rain & snow we'll get. The Weather Channel just put up the red screen of death & the weather binbo is grinning - yup... something wicked this way comes.
I've got supper pretty much prepped; wrap mix for now & our main meal won't be until SD comes back from work at 2300 so before I peel spuds, I think I'll mosey on downstairs & see if my neighbours, (elderly & very frail this year), need bread, milk or anything like that at the store. Nothing will hit here for many hours yet.
I loves my nasty winter weather, I does! I don't have to shovel walks or snow away from basement level windows... We just shut the windows & turned on the heat... because we can. I may bake a cake... because I can & other than that, comfy evening & part of the night to stare out the window & maybe go play in the ice.
Tomorrow's walk downtown to my appointment should be fun but I'm staying off the roads - rail cut for me!
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Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands
3:02 PM EST Tuesday 22 November 2011
Freezing rain warning for
Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands issued
Freezing rain likely beginning this evening.
A low pressure system from Texas is moving across Indiana and will track northeast across Ohio tonight then over Pennsylvania by Wednesday morning.
Precipitation ahead of this disturbance is expected to reach south Central Ontario early this evening, and Eastern Ontario later this evening. Temperatures are forecast to be at or just above freezing at the time. Precipitation may begin as rain but will quickly change to freezing rain. A prolonged period of freezing rain, about 3 to 6 hours, is likely for most of the warned areas. 2 to 5 mm of ice build up is possible. Freezing rain may change briefly to rain or snow before ending overnight over south Central Ontario, and Wednesday morning over Eastern Ontario.
Untreated roads and other surfaces will quickly become slippery, resulting in hazardous travelling conditions. Motorists are advised to use caution and adjust travel plans accordingly.