Saturday, November 24, 2007


Winter "Hits"....!!!

"Yup", winter is here, as the Icelandic River, which my property "fronts" on, has finally frozen, "but first", today, in Churchill, Manitoba!!!

Weather Warnings


10:27 AM CST Saturday 24 November 2007

Blizzard warning for
Churchill continued

Blizzard ending this evening.

An intense cold front associated with a developing low pressure system over Hudson Bay slammed into Churchill overnight bringing winds gusting to 80 km/h and near-zero visibility in snow and blowing snow. Blizzard conditions are expected to continue in the community throughout the day, with gradual improvement this evening as the low pressure system pulls away to the east and winds start to diminish.

In addition, temperatures in the minus twenties combined with the strong winds will cause wind chill values to approach the minus 40 mark today.

Not bad, check out the METARS and the TAF. "Nice temps"!


METAR CYYQ 241900Z 30027G36KT 3/8SM R33/2800FT/N -SN BLSN OVC010
M24/M28 A2957 RMK BLSN7SC1 SLP017=

METAR CYYQ 242000Z 31026G33KT 1/2SM R33/3000FT/N -SN BLSN OVC010
M24/M28 A2958 RMK BLSN7SC1 SLP019=

METAR CYYQ 242100Z 31029G36KT 1/2SM R33/3000FT/N -SN BLSN OVC010
M24/M28 A2959 RMK BLSN7SC1 SLP024=

TAF CYYQ 241738Z 241818 32030G40KT 1/4SM -SN +BLSN OVC015
FM0600Z 31025G35KT 1/2SM -SN BLSN OVC015 TEMPO 0612 11/2SM -SN BLSN
FM1200Z 29020G30KT 2SM -SN BLSN OVC020 TEMPO 1218 6SM -SN
BECMG 1618 28015KT
"Nice"! Anyways, here is the view of my property along the river, as "winter's blanket descends".






Even the bullrushes have "winter coats"!

Winter is here, let's have one last look at the "open water" float season!


"Squarehead Lake", just off the Bloodvein River!


These boys had nice moose hunting "success!




After arrival back at Pine Dock!


My friend Ron Dare and his buddies harvested these animals. They also said the "catfishing" was unbelievable, and in October, with a "jig and minnow", they couldn't keep the "cats" off their hooks, although they were fishing for walleye!


These "racks" were so nice, we thought we would get a "matinee idol" to pose with them!



"Nah", that guy looks more like "The Duke" than "Tab Hunter"! Anyhow, 3 "winged buddies" would like to recite a poem in closing.


Something told the wild geese

It was time to go,

Though the fields lay golden

Something whispered, "snow."


Leaves were green and stirring,

Berries, luster-glossed,

But beneath warm feathers

Something cautioned, "frost."


All the sagging orchards

Steamed with amber spices,

But each wild breast stiffened

At remembered ice.


Something told the wild geese

It was time to fly,

Summer sun was on their wings,

Winter in their cry.
-by Rachel Field


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