Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yesterday was another nice day here with above freezing temps for the most part and a clear night with temps only a few degrees below freezing.
Last evening was perfect for viewing the stars and planets.
This was Venus and the Moon in the early evening.


A small amount of snow is forecast for later today with temps rising to above freezing.Even warmer weather is on the way for next week with rain expected on Tuesday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-3°C
Mostly clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Periods of snow beginning near noon. Amount 5 cm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h early this afternoon. High plus 1.
Night: Periods of snow ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind south 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 this evening. Low minus 7.
Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy late in the day with flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon. High minus 1.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Yesterday was a nice sunny day here with temps above freezing in the afternoon and the wind becoming light.A good portion of the ice left from Wednesday's storm has melted but back roads in the area are still reported as treacherous.
As per usual,the storm was much worse in other areas of the province (link).
Today will be a normal late January day,a little snow is on the way for tomorrow.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-7°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 2.
Night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 4 except minus 8 inland.
Saturday
Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning near noon and ending in the evening. Amount 5 cm. High zero.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's a little messy here this morning with lots of cancellations and reports of a fair amount of traffic mishaps.Our area received 8 to 10 cms of snow from late yesterday afternoon until the precip changed to rain in the mid-evening hours.Apparently conditions were much worse to the east and inland....our streets are mostly just clear and wet.
Most of the snow here has been washed away but the temps have fallen more rapidly than expected and it is now near freezing.Along with that the wind is quite strong...it actually woke me up at 4AM,sounded like a freight train was passing through my front yard.
The weather will remain a bit unsettled for the next few days with flurries possible,however,the real cold air seems to be behind us...for now.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(7:30AM):0°C
Partly clear
Wind is strong W.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A few rain showers ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 2 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 5.
Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy with sunny periods late in the morning. 40 percent chance of flurries late in the day. High minus 2.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yesterday was a nice day here with lots of sun and temps near 0°C.It was quite cold in the evening with a reading of -17°C on my thermometer,skies were clear.
Overnight some cloud cover has moved in ahead of an oncoming storm.We are expecting snow this afternoon and evening and some sleet as the temp rises and the snow changes to rain.Details below.

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

The forecast:
Today
Day: Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning this afternoon. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 6.
Night: Snow changing to freezing rain or ice pellets overnight then to rain. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 10 to 20 mm. Local blowing snow late this evening. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Temperature rising to 8 by morning.
Thursday
Rain showers changing to flurries and ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 20 in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 2 in the afternoon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yesterday was another very cold day here with temps staying near minus 10°C for the day.The evening low temp was -17°C on my thermometer.Thankfully,there was very little wind.
Today is expected to be similar and the same goes for tomorrow.A small amount of snow is forecast for Wednesday afternoon and then the cold weather is expected to break.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -8°C.
Currently(8AM):
-14°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. A few flurries beginning early this morning and ending this afternoon. Clearing late this afternoon. High minus 6.
Night: A few clouds. Low minus 18.
Wednesday
Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow in the evening. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 late in the day. High minus 6.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Yesterday was cold and blustery here with temps below 0 for the day.The windchill values were in the minus teens.Some light snow developed in the late afternoon leaving just a trace on the ground.
There's no real improvement in temperatures expected until Thursday when we break the freezing point.
Rain and snow will be moving in to end the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-15°C
Clear
Wind is brisk NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 10.
Night: Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 16.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of flurries late in the morning and in the afternoon. High minus 5.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yesterday was quite mild until the late afternoon when temps began to drop and the wind increased.Overnight the temps dropped to minus double digit values and remain there this morning.
Another cold wave has moved into our area.It has pushed the temps down to well below freezing and they will remain there for the next few days.There aren't any really extreme values other than some nasty -20°C+ windchills for today.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-14°C
Clear
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy with sunny periods near noon with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High minus 5.
Night: A few flurries ending overnight then cloudy periods. Amount 2 cm. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 this evening. Low minus 10.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High minus 5.