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Feb 13 (2017-02-13) by Frank Roscoe from P20
Trails Skied: 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52 [26.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Both Pine Grove Forest and Mer Bleue were groomed and track-set on Monday Feb. 13 . Lots of new snow resulting in nice tracks.
Grooming is done with a yellow ski-doo plainly marked Orleans Nordic Ski Club- please do not jump in front of the machine crying \" halt, ski-doos are not allowed here!\" It is dangerous and makes the track-setter grumpy!!

About Skiing in the Green Belt..


The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.


Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!


ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 2:23 AM EST Tuesday 20 February 2018
Mist
Mist
Temperature: 0.8°C
Wind: NE 10 km/h
Humidity: 98%
Dew point: 0.4°C
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 1 km
Sunrise: 6:56 EST
Sunset: 17:36 EST
Normals:
Max -3°C. Min -12°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 8:59 PM EST Monday 19 February 2018)

Monday night
Periods of rain. Fog patches. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 2 with temperature rising to 7 by morning.
Tuesday
Periods of rain. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 11.
Tuesday night
Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Temperature steady near 10.
Wednesday
Showers. High 11.
Wednesday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 1.
Thursday night
Clear. Low minus 7.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. High zero.
Friday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of snow. Low minus 5.
Saturday
Cloudy. High plus 2.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 2.
Sunday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4.