Cooler weather brings threat of waterspouts on Great Lakes

Cooler weather brings threat of waterspouts on Great Lakes

Originally posted on Global News:
TORONTO – A mix of cooler-than-normal temperatures across southern Ontario and warmer lake conditions is creating conditions that are perfect for waterspouts, or tornadoes over water. On Tuesday, Environment Canada issued a waterspout watch for Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and southern Lake Huron. The watch is in effect from…

What is a Waterspout?

What is a Waterspout?

A tornado can pass over a limited area of water and still retain its full violence. A boater is more likely to encounter a waterspout, which is formed over water under considerably less severe conditions. It can develop from any sufficiently unstable cloud, such as towering cumulus or even rapidly growing cumulus cloud. Although the … Continue reading

Welcome Aboard!

Originally posted on Pawcific Purrsea:
“Meowee, Meowee baby! Won’t you let me take you on a …sea cruise?”  My new blog is now officially launched. In a few short weeks we will be on holidays cruising around the Pacific west coast on board our 42ft California Navigator LRC named Minstrel. I can hardly wait! We will…

Rideau Canal locks to stay open longer

Rideau Canal locks to stay open longer

Originally posted on Ottawa Citizen:
The lock stations along the Rideau Canal will stay open later starting this weekend, Parks Canada announced Monday, partly retreating from a decision to shorten the hours last year. Boaters and tourism groups objected to the shorter hours last year, and blamed them for a record low number of boats passing through…

Christmas in July

Originally posted on Parry Sound Boating:
Where? – Parry Sound Harbour When? – July 1st, 9:15 PM Every year the Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron sponsors Christmas In July. You don’t have to be a member to express your holiday spirit. Just decorate your boat like a lighted Christmas tree or present and join us. How?…

Rideau Canal locks to reopen at noon

Rideau Canal locks to reopen at noon

Originally posted on Ottawa Citizen:
All Rideau Canal lockstations are to reopen at noon Friday after most of the system was closed earlier this week due to high waters. With regular water levels restored, Parks Canada says it’s safe to open the lockstations that it closed on Monday. And, as a courtesy for the patience of canal…