Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yesterday was a typical January day here for the most part with cold temps,no precip and a minimal windchill.As temps begin to rise tomorrow we are expecting a little snow and then above freezing conditions on Monday will be bringing rain to our area.
One more day and then the 'cold snap' in our area will be ending.Contrary to national news and weather reports it really isn't that bad here in south western Nova Scotia.As usual,we have been lumped in with the rest of the province.Overnight lows have been in the minus 20°C degree range for the past couple of days,which is cold but not unheard of,however the daytime high yesterday was in the normal range for us at this time of the year.When you hear people saying,"I saw on the TV that it's cold and snowy in Nova Scotia.",tell them that's not necessarily true and send them here for an account of what it's really like.I'm here and I tell it like it is.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -8°C. Normal temps for this time of the year are 0° to -10°C.
Currently(8AM):
-18°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 15. Cold wind chill minus 29.
Night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Cold wind chill minus 30.
Sunday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Snow and local blowing snow beginning late in the day. Amount 5 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h late in the morning then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 late in the day. High minus 4. Cold wind chill minus 28.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Deep Freeze

It is not fit to be outside.
Temps are seriously cold and there won't be any significant warm up today.Thankfully there isn't any wind here and,believe it or not,we are warmer here on the coast than the inland areas where it is almost 10° colder.
That's it in a nutshell.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -8°C.
Currently(8AM):
-20°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 15. Cold wind chill minus 33.
Night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness near midnight then 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 17 except minus 23 inland. Cold wind chill minus 25.
Saturday
Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 13. Cold wind chill minus 25.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are currently having our usual January cold snap.The cold air mass is covering most of North America with near or below freezing temperatures reaching as far south as the Louisiana coast and into parts of northern Florida.
Temps began yesterday on the plus side and dropped through the day to -13°C by midnight.We had it all yesterday...fog,rain,snow and sun.
The cold weather is expected to stay though the weekend and then it's back to milder temps with a possibility of rain or snow on Monday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
-13°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. High minus 11.
Night: Increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow beginning this evening and ending overnight. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this evening. Low minus 22. Cold wind chill minus 33.

Friday
Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High minus 15. Cold wind chill minus 33.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yesterday started out quite cold but warmed up quite quickly and we were above freezing before noon.Temps stayed mild all day and the forecast snow did not happen here.We did get some drizzle and now the temps are dropping and there are numerous reports of very slippery roads throughout the area.Temps are expected to drop through the day and some extremely cold weather will be moving in and lasting through the weekend.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +3°C.
Currently(8AM):
0°C
Overcast w/fog
Wind is calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. A few rain showers ending late this morning then 60 percent chance of flurries early this afternoon. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h becoming west 20 early this morning then northwest 40 gusting to 60 early this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 7 this afternoon.
Night: Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 early this evening. Low minus 12.
Thursday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Wind becoming north 30 late in the day. High minus 9.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It was a cold day here yesterday with temps staying below freezing and dropping more in the evening.The only good thing about it was that there wasn't any wind to create a windchill.
Overnight the temps plunged to well below freezing under completely clear skies and the wind remained calm.
Another disturbance is on the way.There haven't been any watches issued for this area yet but snow,changing to rain as the temps rise to above freezing,is expected later today.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-13°C
Mostly overcast
Wind is light W.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late this afternoon. High plus 1.
Night: Cloudy. Snow beginning this evening changing to rain overnight. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Temperature steady near plus 1.
Wednesday
Rain ending in the morning then cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries late in the day. Wind becoming west 30 km/h in the morning then becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the day. High plus 4.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Yesterday's storm wasn't too bad here.We got about 10cms and there was very little drifting.Conditions were at their worse between 10AM and 3PM.All was clear by the early evening and the temps dropped to the upper double minus digits.
This week is forecast to be unsettled with flurries,snow or rain expected somewhat on every day.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-11°C
Overcast
Wind is light N.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this morning and ending this afternoon then 40 percent chance of flurries later this afternoon. Amount 2 cm. High minus 5.
Night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8.
Tuesday
Cloudy. A few flurries beginning in the afternoon changing to periods of rain mixed with snow in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Storm On The Way

Yesterday was a nice January day with cool temps,some wind and mostly sunny.My thermometer went above freezing but the windchill made it feel much colder.
Presently we are under a snowfall advisory as a significant storm approaches.The snow is to begin this morning and continue until tonight.20cms are possible.
The rest of the week is looking pretty good with above 0 temps expected mid-week.

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

The forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning early this morning. Amount 20 cm. Local blowing snow late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h this morning then northeast 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High minus 3.
Night: Snow ending early this evening then cloudy periods. Local blowing snow early this evening. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming north 20 this evening. Low minus 11.
Night: Snow ending early this evening then cloudy periods. Local blowing snow early this evening. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming north 20 this evening. Low minus 11.
Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy with sunny periods in the afternoon with 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High minus 4.