Saturday, January 3, 2009

Seasonal

Yesterday turned out to be a much better day than originally expected.Temps were seasonal* and there was quite a lot of sunshine.The wind died out in the afternoon and it was completely still in the evening with clear skies.
Some very light snow flurries moved through the area around midnight and accumulations were just a light dusting.
*According to Environment Canada,seasonal here at this time of the year is a min temp of -9°C(15.8°F) to a max of 0°C(32°F).

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 late this morning. High minus 2.
Night: Becoming cloudy this evening with 40 percent chance of flurries late this evening. Flurries beginning near midnight. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 9.

Sunday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Jan 2 - Winter Is Here To Stay

Yesterday was a cold and blustery day here.The temp held at -10°C for the day and the wind was quite strong with windchill values at around -20°C.
Conditions are expected to improve a little with a high of -2°C expected for today but the gusty winds will persist.There's a possible chance of some more snow this evening but only slight amounts are expected.
The cold is expected to be with us through the weekend and then above freezing temps are expected for Monday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -10°C.
Currently(8AM):
-10°C
Clear
Wind is brisk NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing this morning. Local blowing snow early this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 30 early this morning. High minus 2.
Night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this evening and ending overnight. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind west 30 km/h becoming southwest 20 early this evening then becoming west 20 near midnight. Temperature rising to zero this evening then falling.
Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon and evening. Wind west 30 km/h becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 late in the day. High minus 4.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thursday Jan 1,2009 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.
What a way to start '09..we had a major snowstorm last night.
Yesterday was a fairly nice day with temps just slightly below freezing and the occasional bit of sunshine.Conditions rapidly deteriorated in the early evening when the snow began.The rate of snowfall was quite high and the roads were covered quite quickly.
It has stopped snowing now but the wind is quite strong and is blowing the snow around a lot.
Total snowfall here is about 15cms but some drifts are quite higher.
This looks like a good day to stay inside.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -2°C.
Currently(9:00AM):
-10°C
Overcast
Wind is strong NW

The forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect.
Today
Day: Flurries at times heavy. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 80 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 7 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Clearing overnight. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h. Low minus 8.
Friday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening then 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming light in the evening. High minus 1.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Dec 31 - Happy New Year & A Blizzard

Yesterday was another day of fairly mild temps with a fair bit of sunshine here on the South Shore.The evening remained clear and the temps dropped to just a few degrees below the 0 mark.
All of that is about to change today....we are now under a blizzard warning:
Queens County
4:54 AM AST Wednesday 31 December 2008
Blizzard warning for
Queens County upgraded from winter storm watch
Blizzard conditions expected for this evening and new years day.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-3°C
Overcast w/ occassional flurries.
Calm

The forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect.

Today

Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. Temperature steady near minus 4.
Night: Cloudy. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow beginning this evening. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low minus 8.
Thursday
Snow at times heavy ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near minus 8.





Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Dec 30

Yesterday was another 'warmer than normal' day here.Temps remained mild through the day and the evening was just slightly below freezing.
The sky was completely clear yesterday and last evening and remained clear overnight.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +11°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-6°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 1.
Night: Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 8.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon with 40 percent chance of flurries late in the day. Snow beginning in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 gusting to 40 in the evening. High minus 2.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Dec 29 - Cooling Down..Again

Yesterday was warm and breezy here.Afternoon and evening temps were way above seasonal values with some light rain.The snow we received on Sat is now completely gone.
Overnight the temps dropped but remained above freezing.CKBW in Bridgewater is reporting slippery roads in inland areas this morning as the temp continues to fall to,or below,the freezing mark.
Temps are expected to continue to fall throughout the day and the rest of the week's highs are not expected to be above freezing.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +12°C.
Currently(8AM):
+3°C
Clear
Wind is light SW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming west 40 km/h gusting to 70 early this morning then northwest 30 gusting to 50 late this morning. Temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday
Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late in the day. High minus 2.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday,Dec 28 - Fog

Yesterday we had some snow beginning in the early afternoon and lasting until the early evening.There wasn't very much accumulation here,just a couple of centimeters, and the precip turned to rain and now most of it is gone.
Overnight the temps remained above freezing,actually increasing from last evening,and this morning it is quite foggy:

It is going to remain mild today and into tomorrow and then some snow is on the way for mid-week.Much colder temps are also expected to move into the area later in the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
+5°C
Foggy
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of rain ending early this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this morning. High 11.
Night: Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening and ending near midnight. Clearing overnight. Fog patches along the coast this evening. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 70 overnight. Low plus 1.
 
Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. Temperature steady near plus 1.