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Storm Warnings
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-15
Categories: Trees, Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets and Sunrises, Donnas 50 points or more photos, Ever Changing View on Lake Erie [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-15 14:30
Viewed: 5511
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I woke up to this sunrise this morning, the pink hue is a sign of things to come, This is our weather forecast for the coming night and tomorrow! I've got my candles, flashlight, batteries, battery operated radio and cell phone all charged up, and lots of wood to stay warm!! Okay, here goes!

Winter storm warning for
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand continued

A near-crippling snow storm with heavy snow and blowing snow as well as some ice pellets tonight and Sunday.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

A massive winter storm is about to strike much of southern and eastern Ontario with near record snowfall amounts. Latest analyses indicates that the developing low pressure system is moving into western tennesee preceeded by a burgeoning area of moderate snow with some freezing precipitation extending north to Lake Erie.

The low will move northeast towards the lower Great Lakes and intensify rapidly as it reaches Ohio Sunday morning then track across New York state into New England Sunday night. This storm track will place much of southern and eastern Ontario directly under the brunt of heavy snow. A few claps of thunder along with bursts of very heavy snow are also likely.

Patchy areas of snow have affected portions of southern Ontario today as well as a lake snow band meandering across Toronto. There is a chance that this band may intensify this evening over Toronto giving locally 5 cm or more. The brunt of the main snow event will begin this evening in the southwest and rapidly envelop all regions east to Ottawa in the overnight hours. Copious amounts of snow as well as strong winds causing blowing snow are expected. Freezing rain is also possible near Lake Erie.

Widespread snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are expected in most areas tonight and Sunday. Some local amounts of 40 cm or more are quite likely in a few areas by Sunday night..Especially from the west end of Lake Ontario and eastwards into far eastern Ontario.

Significant blowing snow is expected to accompany the heavy snow due to strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h whipping up the freshly fallen snow and causing whiteout conditions. In addition freezing rain is possible especially near Lake Erie for a few hours overnight and Sunday morning as milder air pays a brief visit aloft. Ice pellets are also quite possible generally along and south of a line from Grand Bend to near Toronto and east to Cornwall.

The public should be prepared to change plans accordingly to avoid unnecessary travel during this storm. This massive snow storm has the potential to cause near-paralyzing conditions as road travel on any unplowed streets may become next to impossible on Sunday. All motorists who must travel are urgently advised to use extreme caution and plan for much extra time to reach their destination.

There is a high degree of certainty with this storm as the concensus of weather model data is virtually unanimously forecasting this event.

Environment Canada continues to closely monitor this situation. The winter storm warnings will likely be expanded northeast across the remainder of the regions this afternoon.

eqshannon, Adanac, pierrefonds, lise, Jamesp, Argus, marhowie, pankajbajpai, NinaM, Patleboss, fartash, lgfoto, Alex99, hester, SunToucher has marked this note useful
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Others in Quebec are also awaiting...and in Ohio the same...Two weekends before Xmas..wow this is a neat shot...Very nice . I used to watch Dick Goddard who is renowned for his weather knowledge and the Woolly Bear caterpillar. His massive missive is called Dick Goddard's Weather Guide for Northeast Ohio...
. When working for the newspapers I was at many of his informative gatherings on how weather and nature are tied together. I have many pictures and old newspaper... wonderful image of a time and place in your natural life on the lakes and nearby.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-15 15:23]
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Hello Donna,
So what your saying is beauty your image, preceeds the storm. Sounds like your going to have to hunker down, how is the marine forecast for the captain? Splendid image Donna, thanks.

Hi Donna,

A good POV of the sunrise over Selkirk, the photo has a good composition, DOF and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.


marvelous colors, and post (notes), congratulations
See U soon in an ohter post


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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2007-12-15 18:23]

Hi Donna,
Very beautiful photo, good composition. He is good POV. They are wonderful colours. TFS.
Regards, Zsú

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-12-15 18:26]

Hi Donna,
Fascinating composition with a splendid pink sky, you have chosen an excellent point of view. It's so relaxing to look at!
Very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-15 18:36]

Hi Donna,
Wonderful shot with such gorgeous colours and such ominous things to come. The silhouetted trees in the FG adds a nice perspective. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-15 22:31]

Hi Donna

A beautiful and well thought out composition. The bank of cloud is really nice and the colours lovely.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-15 22:38]

Hello Donna,
Excellent composition of the horizon, the cloud and shorelines together with the trees. this together with the sky colors make a fine image. I wonder if the storm turned out as forcast.
Well done, thanks and have a good Sunday,

Hello very beautiful

Hello Donna,
What a beautiful composition!
The view across the lake is magnificient, and indeed we both present sunrise this day...
An element that is capturing my eyes is the cloud formation in the horizon, maybe containing a surprise weather wise!
Pablo -

Wow Donna, I like your notes so much! We live quite same situations but in different ways. The problem here are not snow storm or wind but Ice Storm... By chance, we only had one this year but it needed the same preparation that what you described. We are awaiting over 40 cm of snow again and I'm very happy, usually snow storms are not a problem here...

This is a great capture and I like this sensibility you have to be able to gauge the weather. I hope that everything is going to be OK for you. This is different as you live so close to the water. Thanks,

Very Nice Donna, Beautiful image.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year..and give my regards to the Captain as well ;}

hello donna,
this is a really lovely capture of a beautiful morning, the colourful sky looks amazing, excellent composition nice pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-16 8:21]

Hi Donna, great note on Canadian forecast for this storm going on now, beautiful picture showing so well the line of clouds entering our country. I really like these sunrise colours with the shadowed trees, the ice on the lake, everything is fabulous. Great POV, lovely colours and sharpness. Thanks for all this information!


Hello Donna, what a splendid shot, I love the fantastic red color and the great point od view, lovely silhouette add very well on this marvellous composition,

Hello Donna,
What a awesome morning sunrise you had here with the beautiful Pink hue colouration but can feel the chilly coldness from the photo!
good low pov with depth, sharpness, vivid colour and details in the photo, I liked how you include the two leafless trees that makes a great perspective for the composition!
most of all, the very very useful notes regarding the weather condition in Canada!
my best regards and stay warm

Hello friend
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Great composition,exposure and POV,Welldone.


Yep, "Red sky in the morning, sailors' warning". .. and I am complaining about our rainy forecast!!! Oh man, sounds like you are in for an interesting time.

Your photo is wonderful! I love that skinny band of dark cloud cutting across the pink sky. The light is beautiful as are the silhouetted trees against it.

Evelynn : )

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-12-16 9:53]

Wow! The pastels are beautiful! The trees with no leaves add a lot to the composition which is excellent!
Very nice!

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-12-16 14:06]

What a view Donna. I hope the result of the storm was not so dramatic like the look of the clouds. Great composition of the shot.TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-16 14:31]

Hello Donna

A super capture of this red sky in morning,sailors warning.
The composition is very well done,and the lighting and colours are super.
The Storm is here as we speak,and there have been problems along the Trans Canada hwy here in Cornwall.Traffic was rerouted for a few hours today due to an accident.
We are hunkered down ,Christmas tree blazing with lovely music and riding it out.
There is one band of very ominous looking clouds in this shot,nicely captured.


Hi Donna,
Amazing winter landscape!
I like very much the colours you were able to get on that incredible sky.
And the composition made with the leafless trees are so good Donna.
It's almost unbelievable that after this beautiful scene would come so threatening storm.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-17 9:34]

Hi Donna.
Great seascape and great note, amazing pictured scene and superb skill. I like all: precise composition and framing. Lovely colour of the image, impressive trees and bush, perfect DOF and details/sharpness. Bravo.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-18 4:25]

What a beautiful image ! Great shot Donna of this view of the lake, it's a very good composition and of course the colors are fantastic ! Well done, thanks !



I like this shot. Great composition and obviously the reddish sky is superb.
Well done

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-23 8:47]

Hi Donna

You have some lovely landscape shots. The light and colours here are stunning. I love the colours with the tree silhouettes



Hi Donna,
The soft orange and pink hues of the early sun are very beautiful. But reading your note, the beauty might not bring much good. At least you are getting some excitement.
The single layer of cloud is most interesting. I this hanging above land or is it moving toward it?
Normally I am not a huge fan of the halo effect around trees when a large brush for extra brightness is used, but this time it actually created a nice creative touch.

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  • sagar Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 4 N: 1] (32)
  • [2008-01-04 8:31]

Hi Donna,
This is yet another wonderful capture of the burning sky. Wonderfully done. Lovely colors.

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