Saturday, February 7, 2009

Yesterday started out pretty cold but turned into a nice day with above freezing temps and lots of sunshine.All remained clear through the evening but temps took quite a tumble and were in the minus double digits overnight.At least the wind was calm so there was no windchill.
Today is shaping up to be similar except some precip is expected in the area later today and into tomorrow.Temps are expected to be above 0° until Monday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
-12°C
Clear
Wind is v. light SW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High zero.
Night: Cloudy. A few flurries and ice pellets beginning this evening changing to a few rain showers overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature rising to plus 3 by morning.
Sunday
A few rain showers changing to a few flurries late in the day and ending in the evening then cloudy. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High 6.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Yesterday wasn't too bad here for Feb but it was overcast and below freezing for most of the day.It began clearing in the early evening,making for a short but good view of the ISS,but along with that the temps began dropping.By mid-evening the sky was clear and temps were at -13°C where they stayed for the night.

The ISS with a 15 sec exposure setting.
The station is the streak in the middle just above the fence.

Click the pic for full view.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-13°C
Clear
Calm.

The forcast:

Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 this afternoon. High minus 5.
Night: Cloudy. Clearing overnight. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 7.

Saturday
Increasing cloudiness in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the morning then southwest 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yesterday was mostly overcast and cold here.Today we should see some sun but temps are expected to remain on the minus side of 0°C and remain there until Saturday.Warmer weather is expected for the weekend.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -2°C.
Currently(8AM):
-10°C
Mostly overcast
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Flurries. Wind north 20 km/h. High minus 5.
Night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 12.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 in the morning. High minus 5.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cleaning Up

Well we had quite a storm yesterday.There wasn't a lot of snow here but we had quite a few hours of ice pellets and freezing rain.So what we have now is a couple of cms of snow with a couple of cms of cement-like ice/snow on top and it's very heavy to shovel.
The roads are still snow covered and slippery in most areas except for in town.
Today will be a much better day and the rest of the week is not looking too bad...warming up on the weekend with rain on the way for Sunday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(8AM):
-7°C
Mostly overcast but clearing
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High minus 3.
Night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8.
Thursday
Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning. 40 percent chance of flurries in the evening. High minus 5.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Waiting....

Yesterday was a really nice day here with afternoon temps reaching +9°C.Not too bad for February and a lot more of the ice in my driveway and backyard has melted away.
However,right now we are waiting for a big storm to arrive.
Winter storm warning for Queens County continued Total snowfall amounts between 15 and 25 centimetres along with freezing rain an ice pellets today and tonight.
I don't think we will see those amounts here on the coast with the current temp above freezing and the long range radar is showing mostly rain.

The current long range radar.Green indicates rain.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +9°C.
Currently(8AM):
+1°C
Overcast
Light snow/rain mix
Wind is calm.

The forecast:
Winter storm warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. Periods of rain or snow beginning early this morning changing to snow at times heavy and local blowing snow early this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm except 20 cm inland. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Snow at times mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain ending overnight then cloudy. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming north 30 overnight. Low minus 8.
Wednesday
Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late in the morning. High minus 5.

Monday, February 2, 2009

It was cool and mostly cloudy yesterday with temps staying around 0°C for the most part.The temps held for the evening with a slight warm up in the late evening and then a small drop overnight.
Today is expected to be sunny and mild but a snowfall warning has been issued for tomorrow.It appears that it won't be too bad here on the coast but inland areas may get 25cms.
Snowfall warning for
Queens County continued
Snow at times heavy beginning late Tuesday morning or early Tuesday afternoon giving 15 to 25 centimetres.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-5°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. High 6.
Night: Overcast. Low minus 1.
Tuesday
Cloudy. Periods of rain or snow beginning in the morning changing to snow at times heavy mixed with ice pellets early in the afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm except 25 cm inland. Local blowing snow in the evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast in the afternoon and evening. High plus 1 with temperature falling to minus 2 in the afternoon.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Yesterday was a little messy here with some light snow throughout the afternoon.There was only a little accumulation but it was enough to make for slippery driving conditions for a while.
The snow ended in the early evening and the temps dropped quite a bit.It is expected to begin to warm up soon and remain fairly mild for most of this week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-9°C
Clear
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 20 this afternoon. High zero.
Night: Cloudy. A few wet flurries this evening. Clearing overnight. Showers along the coast this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Temperature rising to plus 2 this evening then falling.
Monday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the day. High 6.