Yesterday was a quiet weather day with afternoon temps a few degrees above freezing and generally sunny skies.The evening was mostly clear with temps dropping to a couple of degrees below freezing.
Flurries are expected over the next few days with a small amount of accumulation expected.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max -1C / Min -11C)
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High zero.
Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Low minus 5 except minus 9 inland.
Cloudy with sunny periods. Flurries beginning near noon. Amount 2 cm. Wind east 20 km/h becoming south 20 in the evening. High zero.
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7. High minus 5.
The marine forecast:
Wind north 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light this evening then
becoming variable 10 to 15 Sunday morning. Chance of flurries today.
Periods of snow and rain overnight and Sunday. Temperatures
Today’s Weather Trivia:
29 January 2008: The bodies of two sisters, one 3 and the other 1, were discovered yesterday in the Yellow Quill First Nation community (SK). Police searched for them after their father, found hypothermic and frostbitten, asked about them 8 hours later. It was -35°C with a -50 windchill when he set out with the girls, who were dressed in diapers and T-shirts. The father faces charges of criminal negligence causing death. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Time: 06:47 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 15° above NW Departure: 16° above NNE
The eastern sky offers some well-known sights on winter evenings. By around 9 o'clock tonight, for example, Leo is springing skyward in the east, with the Big Dipper standing on its handle in the northeast.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.