The ‘Storm Bomb’ Is Finally Here – Please Stay Safe and Stay Home

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted December 23rd, 2022 on Niagara At Large

For the better  half than two hours now in part of north Niagara where my wife Mary and I live, temperatures have been plunging drastically, turning the rain waters that fell over the past 16 or so hours in to hard sheets of ice treacherous for walking.

And the wind is now whistling ever more wickedly through the branches of our trees while we watch fewer and fewer cars and trucks passing on our usually busy street, hopefully making a mad dash home from where ever they were to home.

This ‘Storm Bomb’, as some meteorologists have taken to calling it, is predicted to get worse in the 24 or more hours ahead and virtually all of the tourist attractions, schools up to and including college and university, and other venues have sent out news releases, have announced that they are closed.

Our hearts especially go out to the growing number of homeless people out there – imagine trying to survive under a tent in this?

We also wish well to those living on or near the Lake Erie shoreline, where water levels were predicted to swell by about 10 feet today and where even higher waves were predicted to come crashing in.

One other bone of contention.

Too many meteorologists have spent the last number of days, as this violent and highly costly storm system has swept across from western Canada and the western United States a “once in a generation storm.”

In this age of climate emergency, there is no such thing as a once in a generation or a once in a century storm. Unless we take the action needed to address climate change, we can look forward to more severe weather like this, year after year.

In the meantime, please stay home and be safe everyone, and if the power goes out, Niagara At Large will go dark too and we will see you on the other side.

Here is some great music I discovered this December 23rd morning, written and produced by Jonas Bause, on winter storms. To hear it, click on –

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2 responses to “The ‘Storm Bomb’ Is Finally Here – Please Stay Safe and Stay Home

  1. Two trees down in my back yard. Incessant wind. Can’t even see the railing of my deck, not due to snow but due to continuous whiteouts. I’m a mile from the lake so I pity those folks along the shore. There will definitely be major damage. Add to that a very sick dog and I can’t get to the vet and they can’t get to their office.
    Stay safe.


  2. After reading the article in ”Niagara This Week” where MPP Oosterhoff sat down with Municipal leaders in Pelham to discuss Bill 23 while dodging a ”Bill 23 rally” from its advertised site I had to shake my head. Mayor Junkin said the meeting was a good opportunity to discuss how the bill will affect Pelham but that he does not expect any major changes to the area as a result of it. Well Mayor Junkin ,…………. have a look outside at this once in a lifetime storm that is happening this December 23 and repeat these words, Global Warming is not a hoax. Apparently Mr. Oosterhoff never mentioned how Bill 23 strips the Conservation Authorities of their ability to protect wetlands which will in turn trash the hard fought Option 3C in Niagara. He couldn’t have mentioned Mr. Ford’s plan to prevent flooding after these wetlands are destroyed or how Mr. Ford plans to move the development fees from the developer over to the taxpayer to help his buddies make more money either. You’re right Mr. Mayor, Bill 23 doesn’t affect much as long as you keep your head buried in the sand.


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