Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another Dusting

This morning's weather photo

It wasn't too bad here yesterday with temps a few degrees above freezing,dropping off in the evening to a few degrees below,no precip.
Overnight the forecast disturbance moved into our area and we are currently experiencing some light snow. 10 cms is forecast for this area with some wind to blow it around.Temps are expected to reach the freezing point so we may possibly see a change over to rain.So far,it is releatively calm and the long range radar is showing us to be on the warm side of the snow/rain line in the aproaching system.
 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°C
Wind: calm
Sky: overcast
Precip: light snow

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -1.6°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa falling
Humidity: 96 %
Wind Chill: -9
Dewpoint: -2.2°C
Wind: E 29 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Cloudy. Periods of snow and local blowing snow beginning this
morning. Amount 10 cm. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming east 30
gusting to 50 then northeast 40 gusting to 60 this morning. High
zero.
Tonight..Periods of snow and local blowing snow ending near midnight
then cloudy periods. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting
to 60 becoming north 20 gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 5.
Sunday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the
day. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 1.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  -0.3°  low: -7.7°   Precip: 0

Friday, March 14, 2008

SNOW On The Way?

This morning's weather photo

Temps were a few degress above freezing yesterday.There wasn't any precip and winds were light.The evening was calm and cool with temperatures diping down to -7° overnight.
Today is expected to be seasonable and clear.....SNOW on the way for tomorrow.It looks like it may change to rain,or be a mix of snow and rain,here with temps reaching the freezing point for the antici[pated high.
 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -6°C
Wind: calm
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:

Temperature: -5.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.5 kPa rising
Humidity: 75 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -8.8°C
Wind: NW 5 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this
afternoon. High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind
southeast 20 km/h becoming east 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus
3.
Saturday..Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm.
Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northeast 40 gusting to 60
late in the day. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  2.6°  low: -7.3°   Precip: 0

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Light Dusting

This morning's weather photo

The temps yesterday were around the freezing point with clouds moving into the area in the late afternoon.A brief period of ice pellets turned to light snow leaving about 2cms before wrapping up later in the evening.Temps were slightly below freezing overnight.
We are expecting clearing later today with temps in the seasonable range.There's no significant weather in the forecast for tomorrow,the weekend may be a different story.
Stay tuned.
 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -1°C
Wind: calm
Sky: overcast
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:

Temperature: -1.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 92 %
Wind Chill: -5
Dewpoint: -2.3°C
Wind: WNW 14 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A few flurries ending this morning then clearing. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to minus 2 this
afternoon. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 20
km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 8.
Friday..Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries.
Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  3.7°  low: -5.4°   Precip: 2cm snow

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quiet

This morning's weather photo

It wasn't too bad here yesterday.The afternoon temps were around +4° and it was mostly sunny.The evening temps dropped to a few degrees below freezing.
There's not much happening here today.Temps will be similar to yesterday,a few flurries are possible and a little snow is expected tonight.
A clear and cooler day is expected tomorrow.

 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -5°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:

Temperature: -4.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 86 %
Wind Chill: -6
Dewpoint: -6.4°C
Wind: WSW 5 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning. High plus 3.
Tonight..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Periods of snow beginning near midnight. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 4.
Wednesday..Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing late in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late in the day. High minus 1.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  4.5°  low: -9.7°   Precip: 0

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Seasonable

This morning's weather photo

Yesterday was a cool day here...no doubt the remnants of the arctic air mass that caused all of the havoc in Ontario over the weekend.Someday they will learn how to deal with a little snow and not bring everything to a grinding halt.
We had a few brief flurries yesterday,more so in the evening,leaving a light dusting on the ground.Temps were near 0 for the day and dropped into the minuses in the evening.It was quite chilly overnight with my thermometer reaching -10°.Today is expected to be more seasonable at around +3°.
There's a possibility of snow later in the week....no amounts available as of yet.

 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -9°C
Wind: calm
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -9.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Chill: -13
Dewpoint: -10.51°C
Wind: W 8 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Clearing early this morning. High plus 3. UV index 3 or
moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low minus 5.
Wednesday..Cloudy. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light in the
afternoon. High plus 3.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  -2.2°  low: -8.8°   Precip: 0

Monday, March 10, 2008

Cooler

This morning's weather photo

There wasn't much happening weatherwise here yesterday.As the skies cleared,the temps dropped and the wind abated.Temps were down to the freezing point by late afternoon and we had a few very light flurries.Overnight the temps continued dropping and we are quite chilly here this morning.
A few flurries are possible today with temps remaining cold.A bit of a warmup is on the way from tomorrow as the arctic air moves out of the area.

 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -9°C
Wind: calm
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:

Temperature: -8.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 69 %
Wind Chill: -15
Dewpoint: -13.2°C
Wind: NW 13 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A few flurries ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent
chance of flurries. High minus 6.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Low
minus 8.
Tuesday..Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  7.4°  low: -6.8°   Precip: 2.2mm rain

Sunday, March 9, 2008

It Wasn't Too Bad Here

This morning's weather photo

We had a fair bit of rain yesterday,not as much as forecast however,with very mild temps around +12°.It was also quite windy.
All of the precip came to an end in the evening.This morning it is beginning to clear but still quite windy.Temps have dropped to the single digits and will continue to drop throughout the day.Flurries are expected tonight and a cool day is on the way for tomorrow with temps expected to be a little below 0°.

 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: 5°C
Wind: moderate SW
Sky: mostly overcast
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:

Temperature: 4.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.0 kPa falling
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 3.7°C
Wind: SSW 36 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness this morning
with 70 percent chance of rain showers late this morning and of
flurries this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning.
Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 early this morning then
becoming west 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. Temperature falling to
zero this afternoon.
Tonight..A few flurries ending overnight then cloudy. Wind west 40
km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 this evening.
Low minus 7.
Monday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of flurries.
Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 3.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  9.2°  low: 3.6°   Precip: 31.7mm rain