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Ministry of Natural Resources
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Ministry of Natural Resources - Pembroke District is downgrading their watershed conditions statement for Renfrew County to a Flood Watch.
Many rivers and streams are at high levels with strong flows and although flooding may not be imminent, residents of Renfrew County should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams.
MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
Description of Weather System
ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE
SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO AT 08:15 EDT TUESDAY APRIL 15 2014
Today: As a low pressure system moves to the east side of the province, residual clouds with showers or flurries will continue to linger over southern and northeastern Ontario. Snowfall continues across southern Ontario with additional amounts of 2-5 cm over southern parts and trace to 2cm further north. Over Eastern Ontario, 10-15mm of rain is expected before a switchover to snow. Brief freezing rain and ice pellets are possible. The back edge of the snow pulls out of Eastern Ontario in the evening. The rest of the province will be mainly sunny as a ridge of high pressure builds in. Light to moderate northwesterly winds will prevail with the temperatures dropping to well below seasonal values.
Wednesday: The ridge of high pressure lying through the central portion of the province will dominate the weather pattern for most of the regions. A low pressure system over southern Minnesota will push clouds and snow flurries to the southern portion of northeastern Ontario in the evening. Temperature will increase a few degrees but still be below normal values.
Thursday: The low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes region bringing showers and/or flurries for the eastern sectors of the Northwest and northeastern Ontario, as well as the northern sectors of southern Ontario in the evening. Elsewhere will be mainly sunny. Winds will be light to moderate southeast to easterly, except southwesterly in the far north. Temperatures will increase to double digit in the South in moderate southeasterly winds.
Friday: The low pressure system will track northeastward across northeastern Ontario maintain cloudy condition with showers or flurries for the South and Northeast.
Temperatures will increase to near seasonal in the South and Northeast, remaining below seasonal elsewhere.
Saturday: Another low pressure system over North Dakota will move towards the Great Lakes region bringing mixed precipitation for much of the province except the far north. Winds will be light to moderate, with little change in temperatures.
Description of Current Conditions
Conditions vary throughout Renfrew County, with streams and rivers in the Northern parts being ice covered while streams and rivers in the Southern sections are open and at full or near full levels and have limited ability to absorb additional runoff. This difference between the Northern and Southern sections of Renfrew County does not lessen the chance for flooding. In some sections of Renfrew County stream flows have high to moderately high levels due to recent and continuing snow melt and rainfall.
The recent warm weather and rainfall has reduced the snowpack but significant snow water equivalent remains on the landscape.
This snowmelt could exacerbate problem areas that are already experiencing high flows. Additionally, water accumulation in areas adjacent to watercourses, road ditches and areas with poor drainage is occurring. Road overtopping is possible in some areas.
Expiry Date: This message will expire on Thursday, April 17 2014, 12:00 AM
All daily rise and drop measurements are in cm. The values will be from the previous day.
Please monitor the water levels closely and protect low areas as necessary.
All logs have been out since Dec. 6/2013
Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Wed rise 7, Tues rise 7cm,Mon rise 7cm
Apr 6 - Apr 13: Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 5cm, Fri rise 7cm,Thurs rise 5cm,Wed rise 5cm,Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 1cm, Sun. rise 1cm
log pulled Apr.7
log pulled Apr 8
log pulled Apr 9
log pulled Apr 11
Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Wed rise 9cm, Tues rise 12cm, Mon rise 8cm
Apr. 6 - Apr 13: Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs 0cm,Wed drop 1cm,Tues rise 1cm, Mon drop 1cm, Sun rise 1cm
All logs have been out since Oct 16/2013
Apr 14 - Apr20: rise 14cm
Apr 7- Apr 13: rise 6cm
March 30- Apr 6: rise 1cm