It was quite cold here yesterday with temps staying below freezing all day.The evening was clear with temps near -5C.
We are expecting a few flurries today and temps will be on the rise through the weekend.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max +3C / Min -6C)
Cloudy with sunny periods. Flurries beginning this morning changing to rain showers near noon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High plus 4.
Showers ending this evening then clearing. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 2 except minus 7 in low lying inland areas.
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with showers beginning in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High plus 5.
Periods of rain. Windy. Low plus 3. High 12.
The marine forecast:
Wind light increasing to southwest 20 knots near noon then veering to
northwest 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight
then increasing to northeast 10 to 15 near noon Sunday. Wind veering
to east 20 Sunday afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 Sunday
evening. A few showers and chance of flurries today. Rain beginning
Sunday evening. Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 8 Sunday
Today’s Weather Trivia:
11 December 1927:1927: A Winnipeg, MB, man was found dead, with a revolver in each frozen hand, in the city's Elmwood Cemetery, near the grave of his wife. The revolvers were so tightly grasped they could not be removed until his body reached the morgue. Temperatures over the past week had been -33°C. Following serious domestic trouble, officials had taken his 6 children from him, prompting his suicide.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Time: 05:29 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 27° above E Departure: 22° above E
Two "dog stars" rise in mid evening. The brighter of the two is Sirius, the brightest star in Canis Major, the big dog, and in the entire night sky. Procyon, the brightest star of Canis Minor, the little dog, stands well to the left of Sirius
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.