May 012013

April ShowersFinally, spring has arrived in Southern Ontario, and we’re going to be seeing some lovely temperatures through this coming weekend.

If you have a look at the current jet stream, something that meteorologists call an OMEGA-block is setting up.  What does that mean? Well, basically the jet stream takes the shape of the greek letter, OMEGA, and creates a “Blocking” pattern, where storms generally move west to east fairly quickly, with an Omega-block in place, the weather tends not to move too much. We’re lucky in that we’re in the sunny and dry slot, where as the US Mid-west, and the Canadian Prairies will see nothing but rain and snow. Something that they don’t need more of.

After speaking with my pal “B” in Texas. He mentioned that it was 91f (33c) yesterday, and could see SNOW tonight.

Southern Ontario forecast for the next few days:

Today – Sunny with a few clouds, highs near 23 (cooler near the Lakes)

Tonight – A few clouds, lows near 9

Tomorrow – Sunny with a few clouds. Highs near 22

Friday – Sunny. Highs near 19.

Saturday and Sunday –  Sun and cloud with chance of showers on Saturday night. Highs near 15c

April showers bring May flowers,
That is what they say.
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We’d have quite a colourful day!

There’d be bluebells and cockleshells,
Tulips red and green,
Daffodils and Chinese squill,
The brightest you’ve ever seen.

You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies,
Carnations pink and blue,
Forget-me-not and small sundrop
Glistening with the dew.

We’d have fireweed and milkweed
And many more different flowers.
Mexican star and shooting star,
Falling in the showers.

And if all the showers turned to flowers
On that rainy April day,
Would all the flowers turn to showers
In the sunny month of May


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