Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Few Flurries...



The above is the view from my front den window at publication time.

The precipitation we had yesterday began as wet snow but quickly changed to rain here on the coast.The rainfall was quite heavy by times and the wind was quite strong as well.It was,as some of the older folks like to refer to such events,somewhat of a tempest.Thankfully,I was 'chained ' to my work bench for the day and did not have to venture out in it.
Temps rose to +7°C and held there for most of the day.All of the precipitation ended by late afternoon and the evening was pleasant at a mild +3 with calm winds and clear skies.Thanks to the rain and mild temps we now have less snow than we started yesterday with.It was also a lot warmer than last year....check my 2007 Weather Underground blog out.The link is near the bottom of this blog.
Overnight the temps dropped to a little below freezing and we may see a few flurries here today.
The temp is expected to take a dramatic drop Sunday night and remain cold for the next few days.
- ©Al C 2008

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A few clouds early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud
with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h.
High zero.
Tonight..Flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40
becoming light overnight. Low minus 2.
Sunday..Flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h
gusting to 40 in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 4 in the
afternoon.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -4°
Wind: calm
Sky: partly overcast
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):
Temperature: -1.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 86 %
Wind Chill: -6
Dewpoint: -3.7°C
Wind: W 10 km/h

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 7.2° low: -1.1° Precip: 11.6mm rain/snow

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Storm On The Way

The above is the view at publication time.

Yesterday was a nice day here on the south shore.We had lots of sun and it was warm enough in the direct sunlight to melt the cement-like ice off of my back steps.Unfortunately,I was too busy inside to be outside enjoying it.
The evening was relatively calm,just a slight breeze from the SW,with the temp near -5°C.
That was a 'weather breather' because today will be offering up a different scenario.
So far this morning there isn't any precip in the air here but that will be changing as the day progresses.The long range Intellicast(link below) radar is showing lots of weather moving our way from the US east coast.Another couple of hours and it should be here.
- Al C 2008

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning changing to rain near
noon. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Rainfall amount 15 mm. Fog patches
developing this afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km/h increasing to 50
gusting to 70 early this afternoon. High 7.
Tonight..Rain ending this evening then clearing. Fog patches
dissipating this evening. Wind south 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming
southwest 40 gusting to 60 then west 30 near midnight. Low minus 3.
Saturday..Becoming cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries in the
afternoon and evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the
day. High zero.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -3° Wind: light SE Sky: overcast Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head
at publication time (my station pics):
Temperature: 0.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa falling
Humidity: 80 %
Wind Chill: -6
Dewpoint: -2.7°C
Wind: SSE 28 km/h

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 0° low: -7.9° Precip: none

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Calm and Clear

It was not too bad here yesterday.The temp reached 0° in the daytime and some melting,although slight,was evident.The evening was quite cool with temps down to -7° and a stiff breeze from the NW.
This morning it is colder than it's been for awhile but still seasonable.Today is expected to be sunny and cool.A warmup is on the way for tomorrow with some precip in the forecast.It looks like another 'usual for us' event...more snow and rain.
 
The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Clearing early this morning.
 Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High minus 2.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness this evening. Wind becoming southeast
20 km/h overnight. Low minus 5.
Friday..Cloudy. Snow beginning in the morning changing to rain late
in the morning and ending in the evening. Snowfall amount 2 cm.
Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h increasing to 40
gusting to 60 in the morning then becoming west 30 gusting to 60 in
the afternoon. High 7.
 
Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -10° Wind: calm Sky: clear Precip: none
 
Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station) at publication time:
Temperature: -4.9°C Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa rising Humidity: 85 % Wind Chill: -9 Dewpoint: -7.1°C Wind: NW 10 km/h
 
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: -0.2° low: -6.2°
Precip: none

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Typical January Weather

There's not much to report about yesterday.Temps were a few degrees below zero and the wind was rather brisk all day.The snow we had on Monday is now frozen fast to most surfaces.Last evening was clear,-5°C and the wind had calmed to just a slight breeze.

Today is expected to be a typical winter day with flurries and temps near 0.

 

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -5°

Wind: light NW

Sky: overcast

Precip: none

 

Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station) at publication time:

Temperature: -3.51°C

Pressure / Tendency: 100.4 kPa falling

Humidity: 87 %

Wind Chill: -10

Dewpoint: -5.4°C

Wind: NW 17 km/h gust 28 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:

Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h

gusting to 40. High minus 1.

Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries early this evening.

Clearing near midnight. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming

light this evening. Low minus 7.

Thursday..Sunny. High minus 2.

Yesterday's official data:

Temps: high: -1.3° low: -3.3°

Precip: 0.6mm snow



 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wintery Weather

We had quite an interesting day here yesterday however it could have been worse.The precip began as freezing rain/hail at around 1PM and then changed to snow around 4PM mixed with a little hail occassionally.The wind was also quite strong.Most of the precip ended by 9PM and the wind died down.Total accumulation in this area was minimal with basically just enough to cover the ground and road surfaces.As with all storms,there were a few weather related traffic mishaps but none were serious.

This morning it is cold and windy.Some flurries are expected throughout the day with no significant amounts in the forecast.

 

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~8:00AM AST):

Temperature: -6°

Wind: brisk W

Sky: overcast

Precip: none

 

Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station) at publication time:

Temperature: -1.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 98 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -1.6°C
Wind: NW 20 km/h

 

The Environment Canada forecast:

Today..Flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High zero. Tonight..Flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 20 gusting to 40 this evening. Low minus 4. Wednesday..Cloudy with sunny periods and 70 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.

For the record

Yesterday's official data:

Temps: high: 2.0 low: -1.4

Precip: 15.8mm rain and snow

Monday, January 14, 2008

Update 2

 

Afternoon Update

Well the precip finally began.There were a couple of light 'snow showers' around 9AM and then more steady precip after noon.So far,it is mostly in the form of hail with no accumulation on the ground and the streets are OK.
 
The current conditions here on the Hill:
temp is presently at -2°C
wind is brisk NE
precip is a very light hail/snow mix.
 
--Al

Approaching Storm



Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius.
Celcius to Fahrenheit formula


Yesterday was pretty nice here with temps around 5°C and lots of sun.The proverbial calm before the storm,apparently.Later today we are expecting snow possibly mixed with,or changing to,freezing rain.So far there is nothing happening here but some precip is appearing on the radar in the far western parts of the province.There are no weather warnings in effect at this time.
I have to get an early start on things today so will be updating later on the storm's impact on this area.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~6:30AM AST):
Temperature: -4°
Wind: light NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: -0.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 73 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -4.8°C
Wind: NE 21 km/h gust 32 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning. Amount 5 cm. Local blowing snow late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning then northeast 40 gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along the coast late this afternoon. High zero. Tonight..Snow. Snow mixed with ice pellets this evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 to 10 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along the coast. Wind becoming north 40 gusting to 60 overnight. Low minus 1. Tuesday..Flurries. Local blowing snow in the morning. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High zero.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 5.6 low: -2.9
Precip: none



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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stormy Weather Approaching



Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius.
Celcius to Fahrenheit formula


Yesterday was another mild day with temps in the upper single Celcius degrees.The wind was light and there was no precip.The evening stayed above freezing under clear skies.Overnight the temps dropped to a few degrees below freezing to where it is currently.Today is expected to be a pleasant day.Some inclement weather will be moving into the area tomorrow and staying until Wednesday.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:45AM AST):
Temperature: -4
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: -0.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.0 kPa rising
Humidity: 92 %
Wind Chill: -5
Dewpoint: -2.0°C
Wind: NW 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. High plus 4. Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h overnight. Low minus 5. Monday..Cloudy. Snow beginning in the morning. Snow mixed with rain and ice pellets in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow in the afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High zero.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 8.8 low: -1.0
Precip: none



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