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Visiting Niagara falls in November

Old Oct 1st 2002, 8:46 pm
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I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to visit? How about in October month?

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Old Oct 1st 2002, 10:13 pm
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On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
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    >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    >visit? How about in October month?

They turn it off in the winter, you know.

Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.


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Old Oct 1st 2002, 10:55 pm
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siddu wrote:

    > I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > visit? How about in October month?

It depends. Weather in the Niagara area in November various from quite
warm to quite cold. We usually have at least one snowfall by mid
November, though it can be followed a warm spell. October is likely
better, though it can sometimes get quite cool, perhaps frost at night
but warmer during the day. On the plus side, you are likely to catch
some fall colours in October, and there are not crowds of tourists.
 
Old Oct 1st 2002, 11:03 pm
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    > I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > visit? How about in October month?
    > Thanks.

How late november? One Thanksgiving we ran into the fierest snow storm
we've ever seen driving from Buffalo to Toronto.

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Old Oct 1st 2002, 11:16 pm
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On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 18:23:28 -0700, Dave Smith
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    >... October is likely
    >better, though it can sometimes get quite cool,

But not this year!

October 2002 - Temperature Forcast

...................Toronto Ontario.......Los Angeles California

Oct. 1................28C.............................. ....20C
Oct. 2................25C.............................. ....21C
Oct. 3................21C.............................. ....24C
Oct. 4................26C.............................. ....25C



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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 1:01 am
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Peter L.
    > How late november? One Thanksgiving we ran into the fierest snow storm
    > we've ever seen driving from Buffalo to Toronto.

Was it Thanksgiving before or after you crossed the border? :-)
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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 1:30 am
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Peter L wrote:

    > How late november? One Thanksgiving we ran into the fierest snow storm
    > we've ever seen driving from Buffalo to Toronto.

That is why we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. The last two
Thanksgiving holidays here have been quite warm.
 
Old Oct 2nd 2002, 2:42 am
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We were there last year during Thanksgiving week. It was great -- a little
cold, but not unpleasantly so. The Maid of the Mist doesn't run then, but
you can still go into the tunnels which go behind the falls.


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    > I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > visit? How about in October month?
    > Thanks.
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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 8:14 am
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Hatunen wrote:

    > On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
    > wrote:
    > >
    > >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > >visit? How about in October month?
    > They turn it off in the winter, you know.
    > Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.



So the Niagara Falls area is without electricity in the summer?

That would be real bad for tourism -

Locally, both Niagara Falls NY and NF-Canada have large reservoirs
drawn from the upper Niagara River before it becomes the
Falls, in order to generate electricity.

Farther up the map, water into the Niagara River originates
from 4 of the 5 Great Lakes.

Sometimes the lakes are down an inch or 2. Doesn't slow
the Falls much.
 
Old Oct 2nd 2002, 12:24 pm
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Hatunen wrote:
    > On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
    > wrote:
    > >
    > >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > >visit? How about in October month?
    > They turn it off in the winter, you know.
    > Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.

This is true also in the summer.

Barbara
 
Old Oct 2nd 2002, 1:57 pm
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Good day

Well both months are good

The lights never turn off even in a storm

check these sights

www.city.niagarafalls.on.ca
www.ontariotravel.net
www.daytripping.ca
www.whatsup.ca
www.soto.on.ca

Look at these also
www.city.toronto.on.ca
www.city.hamilton.on.ca

enjoy your visit

siddu wrote:
    > I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > visit? How about in October month?
    > Thanks.
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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 4:44 pm
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In article , Barbara Vaughan wrote:


    >Hatunen wrote:
    >> On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
    >> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    >> >visit? How about in October month?
    >> They turn it off in the winter, you know.
    >> Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.

    >This is true also in the summer.

google search for "niagara falls water diverted hydroelectricity" yielded

http://www.nypa.gov/html/niagara.-
html


on diverting water:

To balance the need for power with a desire to preserve the beauty of Niagara
Falls, the United States and Canada signed a treaty in 1950 that regulates the
amount of water diverted for hydroelectricity production. On average, more than
200,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), or 1.5 billion gallons of water a second,
flow from Lake Erie into the Niagara River. The 1950 pact requires that at
least 100,000 cfs of water spill over the Falls during the daylight hours in
the tourist season, April through October. This flow may be cut in half at
night during this period and at all times the rest of the year.
 
Old Oct 2nd 2002, 6:26 pm
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"Mark Brader" wrote in message
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    > Peter L.
    > > How late november? One Thanksgiving we ran into the fierest snow storm
    > > we've ever seen driving from Buffalo to Toronto.
    > Was it Thanksgiving before or after you crossed the border? :-)

Before :-). Unfortunately the snowstorm remains even after we crossed the
border and it was no long Thanksgiving.


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Old Oct 3rd 2002, 5:37 pm
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On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:24:02 +0200, Barbara Vaughan
wrote:

    >Hatunen wrote:
    >> On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
    >> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    >> >visit? How about in October month?
    >> They turn it off in the winter, you know.
    >> Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.
    >This is true also in the summer.

Much of the flow is diverted, but the point here is that the
utilities must maintain a minimum set flow over the falls at night
and in winter of 50,000 cubic feet per second, and a higher flow
during summer tourist hours of 100,000 cfs.


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Old Oct 4th 2002, 3:45 pm
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Hatunen wrote:

    > On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:24:02 +0200, Barbara Vaughan
    > wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >Hatunen wrote:
    > >>
    > >> On Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:46:27 +0000, siddu
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> >I'm planning to visit Niagara falls in November. Is it a bad time to
    > >> >visit? How about in October month?
    > >>
    > >> They turn it off in the winter, you know.
    > >>
    > >> Well, half off. Much of the flow is diverted to hydroelectric plants.
    > >
    > >This is true also in the summer.
    > Much of the flow is diverted, but the point here is that the
    > utilities must maintain a minimum set flow over the falls at night
    > and in winter of 50,000 cubic feet per second, and a higher flow
    > during summer tourist hours of 100,000 cfs.

Which does not mean that the Falls are shut off in the winter.

Even if the flow is reduced they're still quite spectacular.
 

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