Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yesterday was mostly overcast with temps hovering near 0°C and a few flurries.The flurries increased in the early evening and the temp dropped to -5°C where it stayed overnight.There was enough snow overnight to cover the streets.
More unsettled weather is expected up until next Wednesday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-5°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Flurries ending this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 1.
Night: Clearing late this evening. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 late this evening. Low minus 7.

Sunday
Increasing cloudiness. Light snow beginning in the evening changing to rain at times heavy later in the evening. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late in the morning then east 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High plus 2.

Friday, February 20, 2009

It was pretty stormy here yesterday.The snow started around 9AM and was quite intense until about noon.The snow changed to rain and ice pellets in the mid-afternoon and then to light drizzle in the evening.Some of the accumulation has washed away but there is still a fair bit left on the ground.Total accumulation here was about 10 cms.
There's just a few flurries in the forecast for the rest of this week and into next with another bout of snow and rain expected on Monday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(8AM):
+1°C
Partly cloudy
Wind is brisk S.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Drizzle and fog changing to flurries this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this morning. Temperature steady near plus 1.
Night: Flurries ending overnight then cloudy periods. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 5.

Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Yesterday was a very nice day here with warm temps and lots of sun.The evening was seasonable and clear...hard to believe that there was a storm on the way.
We are still under a winter storm advisory for today and schools are closed already.There isn't any precip here yet but the wind is increasing considerably.The local radio is reporting that the snow has started falling in the western counties.The wind is SE so we will probably get more rain than snow on the coast.
Regardless,it looks like we will be having a messy day here on the south shore.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-2°C
Overcast
Wind is gusty SE.

The forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this morning. Snow mixed with ice pellets late this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming east 50 gusting to 70 late this morning. High minus 1.
Night: Snow changing to rain and ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or drizzle. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Fog patches developing this evening and dissipating overnight. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 3 this evening then falling.

Friday
Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near plus 1.
Radar image (19-02-09 / 7:30AM):

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We had a pretty nice day here yesterday with mild temps but a bit breezy.It felt more like a March day than a February day.Today is expected to be somewhat similar and then winter throws another punch at us on Thursday.The following weather advisory has been issued:
Queens County
12:18 AM AST Wednesday 18 February 2009
Winter storm watch for
Queens County issued
This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system south of the Great Lakes will track eastward towards the Maritimes today. The low will move into the gulf of Maine on Thursday. A frontal system associated with this low will move over Nova Scotia late in the day. Snow and strong southeast winds with gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast to spread from west to east across the regions during the day. Snow will change to ice pellets with risk of freezing rain then to rain over southwestern regions in the evening. Snowfall amounts of 10 centimetres are predicted except local amounts up to 15 centimetres.
Treacherous travelling conditions are likely with this kind of wintery weather situation.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +6°C.
Currently(8AM):
-7°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High plus 1.
Night: Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 6 with temperature rising to minus 2 by morning.
Thursday
Cloudy. Snow at times heavy mixed with ice pellets beginning early in the morning changing to a few rain showers late in the day. Risk of freezing rain late in the day. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Local blowing snow in the afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming east 40 gusting to 70 in the morning then southwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the day. Temperature steady near minus 1.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yesterday was a fairly mild day here with a fair bit of melting.
It is very nice here this morning with not a cloud in the sky.That made for perfect viewing of the ISS at around 6:15AM.For info on visible passes in your area click here.
Today is expected to be a little cooler than yesterday but still on the plus side,cooler tomorrow and stormy on Thursday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +6°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming north 20 km/h near noon. High plus 1.
Night: Clear. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 11.
Wednesday
Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High minus 2.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Yesterday was faily mild here with the occasional snow flurry.Overnight we received a light dusting of snow.
Temps are expected to remain mild through the week with snow or rain expected on Thursday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +6°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
0°C
Overcast with light flurries
Wind is calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries early this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 2.
Night: Cloudy periods. Becoming clear near midnight. Low minus 12.
Tuesday
Sunny. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h late in the day. High plus 1.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm a little late getting around here this morning.C'├ęst la vie :-) .
Yesterday was cold and blustery here with a little snow squall around 4PM that covered the streets and made driving a little tricky.Overnight the temps rose to above freezing and the forecast has some decent weather in store for us this week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -2°C.
Currently:
+2°C
Partly clear
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High plus 2.
Night: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low minus 3.
Monday
Cloudy with sunny periods. High zero.