They called it - a snow storm to pass into southern Ontario - and they were right. An Alberta clipper, combined with moisture from a Texas low made its way into the province.
According to our weather station, an Alberta clipper is classified as a fast-moving winter storm that originates east of the Rockies and sweeps south and eastward across southern Canada and the Upper Midwest States. It is usually weaker than most winter storms and because it moves so quickly that it doesn't tend to drop much snow. This combination Alberta clipper and Texas low is slow moving but potent, bringing a lot of snow as it moves across Eastern Canada.
The first two photos were taken from my bedroom at 8 AM today. You can see the wind was blowing snow as the window is wet.
The front of the house at the same time in the morning.
At 5 PM I took these photos
As I write it is still snowing. They expect another one or two centimeters as it moves off by early evening.
Hubby and I just came in from shoveling our long drive, the front steps and the walk to the shed where the shovels are kept no longer in hibernation. It took an hour and half which isn't bad timing. One day we will hire someone take away our snow like many others in the neighborhood but our gravel drive doesn't take to machines well. Besides, I still enjoy shoveling. Except for the sore shoulders I have right how. Doesn't matter, I am inside, warm, safe and with a cup of hot rooibos tea.