From the Niagara Falls Review:
Mother Nature should provide plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy taking in the fall colours this upcoming season, says a meteorologist with the Weather Network.
“We’ll be able to take advantage of some really nice weather for doing those sort of activities,” said Nadine Powell.
“I think that everyone will be happy, for the most part, with what fall has in store for us.”
The Weather Network released its fall forecast on Wednesday, forecasting for the months of September, October and November.
Powell said Niagara should experience close to seasonal temperatures this fall, while models are showing precipitation levels should be on par with the norm.
I took these pictures on Saturday, but all weekend was like this, and it looks like we’ll have beautiful weather through the end of this weekend.
These photos were taken yesterday, but today is just as beautiful. If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls in a while, be sure to plan a trip. It’s worth it!
From the Lockport Journal:
A group pushing for a “World Weather Center” has decided it wants it to be located in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls City Council members may not be too hot on the idea. They’ve been asked to consider contributing $100,000 to the project with a well-known local meteorologist at its helm.
When the group first appeared before the city council earlier this year, it was uncertain of the ultimate location of its weather center. On Monday, Don Paul, a meteorologist at WKBW Channel 7 news, and his colleagues said they want to see the World Weather Center in the city of Niagara Falls.
We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week, but as the week has gone on, it has been quite nice. The weekend looks like it is going to be nice as well. I had intended to post this earlier in the week, but didn’t get around to it. Last Saturday was a beautiful day. The sky was clear and the sun was shining. In some ways the photos I took don’t even do it justice.
I took these pictures on Wednesday, when we had a very nice, clear day. You can definitely understand why some people travel across the world to see this area!
With all of this gorgeous weather we’ve been enjoying, I’ve already seen some of the buds/shoots coming out of the ground. The crocus, daffodil, and tulip plants are starting to peak out.
From Le Parisien:
Découvrir les Chutes du Niagara sous un autre angle.
On connaît l’image des Chutes du Niagara, ces impressionnants murs d’eau en forme de fer à cheval où la rivière Niagara effectue un saut de 51 mètres dans le vide. C’est en été que le spectacle est le plus impressionnant. Mais on oublie souvent que le site est tout aussi magique en hiver. Au plus fort de l’hiver, les chutes deviennent des sculptures de glace que l’on peut admirer jusqu’au dégel.
Translation courtesy of Google Translate:
Discover the Niagara Falls from a different angle.
We know the image of Niagara Falls, the impressive horseshoe-shaped water walls where the Niagara River jumps 51 meters in a vacuum. It is in summer that the show is most impressive. But we often forget that the site is just as magical in winter. At the height of winter, the falls become sculptures of ice that can be admired until the thaw.
From Niagara Frontier Publications (from last Friday):
Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is about to start.
Each winter since 1964, the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has been installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to reduce the amount of ice entering the Niagara River. Reduction in ice entering the river reduces the potential for ice jams, which can result in damage to shoreline property and significantly reduce water flow for hydroelectric power production.
Under the International Joint Commission’s 1999 Supplementary Order of Approval, placement of the spans may begin when the Lake Erie water temperature at Buffalo reaches 4ºC (39ºF) or on Dec. 16, whichever comes first. Installation of the ice boom is planned to begin today, weather permitting.
We’ve an incredibly mild winter with very little snow. We’ve also had some unseasonably warm temperatures lately. All that has led to this… The flowers along the Niagara Parkway are starting to come up! The crocuses are up, and the daffodils and tulips are starting to shoot up. I’m not a big fan of winter, so this is great to see!