Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Storm Watch

Yesterday was a normal and seasonal January day here with some sun,some cloud and a few light flurries.Temps were hovering around the freezing mark for the day.
Overnight the temps dropped to well below freezing with a few more flurries.
A disturbance is currently on the way here and we are under the following storm watch:
'Queens County
4:34 AM AST Saturday 10 January 2009
Winter storm watch for
Queens County issued
Upwards of 15 centimeters of snow is possible on Sunday.'

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +4°C.
Currently(8AM):
-9°C
Mostly clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today
Day: A few flurries ending this afternoon then cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High minus 5.
Night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 8.

Sunday
Becoming cloudy in the morning then snow. Amount possibly more than 15 cm. Wind becoming east 30 km/h in the morning then becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High minus 3

Friday, January 9, 2009

Yesterday was warm and breezy here...sort of like a March day.There was a fair bit of melting and that produced a few muddy areas.The evening temp dropped to below freezing with a few passing flurries and we have a light coating of snow this morning.
More flurries are forecast for today and tomorrow and then periods of snow are on the way for Sunday.Temps are expected to be in the seasonable range for the next few days.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-5°C
Clear
Wind is v. light W.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 5.
Night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 8.
Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High minus 5.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wind Warning

Yesterday was pretty messy here.The snow began around noon and quickly became mixed with ice pellets.That changed to freezing rain in the late afternoon as temps rose to the freezing point.Temps continued to rise and the precip had changed over to just rain in the evening.
The rain washed away the snow we got yesterday plus some that was still left from the storm on New Year's Eve.
The freezing rain was much worse in some areas with the usual power failures,flight delays,poor road conditions,etc. throughout the day and evening.
The rain has ended and we are now under the following warning:
'Queens County
4:43 AM AST Thursday 8 January 2009
Wind warning for
Queens County continued
Wind gusts up to 100 km/h expected today.'

Temps are expected to drop below freezing as the day progresses and flurries are possible later today.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
+6°C
Overcast
Wind is brisk to strong SW.

The forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers changing to flurries this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 increasing to 60 gusting to 100 this morning then diminishing to 40 gusting to 70 late this afternoon. Temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.
Night: A few flurries ending overnight then clearing. Local amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming light near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 20 overnight. Low minus 6.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Wind becoming northwest 30 in the afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 5.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Freezing Rain Warning

Yesterday was a little above freezing with no precip.Overnight the temps dropped and there is a storm on the way.We are currently under the following warning:
'Queens County
4:34 AM AST Wednesday 7 January 2009
Freezing rain warning for
Queens County issued
An extended periods of freezing rain is expected this afternoon and evening west and overnight east.
This is a warning that an extended period of freezing rain is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.'

It could be an interesting day here on the south shore.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +3°C.
Currently(8AM):
-6°C
Overcast
Calm.

The forecast:
Freezing rain warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning changing to ice pellets then to freezing rain late this afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Wind becoming east 40 km/h gusting to 60 late this afternoon. High zero.
Night: Freezing rain changing to rain early this evening. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 late this evening. Temperature rising to 9 by morning.
Thursday
Periods of rain ending in the afternoon then cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries in the evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. Temperature falling to plus 3 in the afternoon.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Yesterday was fairly mild here with temps above freezing for most of the day.Other than a brief period of drizzle there wasn't any precip.The evening temps dropped to the freezing point and then to a few degrees below by midnight.
Today is expected to be clear and seasonable before a disturbance moves in tomorrow and into Thursday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +3°C.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Clear
Wind is v. light W.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 3.
Night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Otherwise clear. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low minus 8.
Wednesday
Cloudy. Snow beginning in the morning changing through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 late in the day. High plus 2.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Yesterday wasn't too bad for this time of the year here.Temps were +/- 0°C for the day and dropped to -5°C. overnight.There was no precip and the wind was light to calm for the day.
Today may be a bit messy with some snow inland and rain or a mix for us here on the coast.
Milder weather is expected mid-week and we won't be getting any of the extreme cold that has been setting records in the west of Canada.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Overcast
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day:
Increasing cloudiness. Periods of snow beginning late this morning except periods of rain along the coast. Local amount 2 cm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High plus 3 except zero inland.

Night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 5.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 2.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Breezy Again

Yesterday wasn't too bad here with temps in the seasonal range and some sun.Overnight there were a few flurries and the wind picked up a bit.This morning it is quite windy and cold.Flurries are expected today and then a warm up tonight with some rain possible.It's back to colder weather tomorrow and then some disturbances will be moving through the area throughout the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(8:30AM):
-7°C
Partly clear
Wind is brisk NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 1.
Night: Clearing early this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 overnight. Low minus 5.

Monday
Increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow mixed with ice pellets beginning late in the morning and ending late in the day. Periods of rain along the coast. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High plus 3 except zero inland.