Canadian Weather Blog #13
I sure got more snow than expected with this storm. Was expecting 10-15 cm but 20-25 cm actually fell. I am proud to say that this is the first snowfall (more than 5 cm) this winter... pretty sad considering we are January the 16th. It is bitterly cold behind the system:
Today: Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Temperature steady near -12.
Tonight: Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low -22. Cold wind chill -28.
Wednesday Morning: -25 with a windchill of -36
Wednesday: Sunny. High -17.
Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low -17. High -1.
Friday: Periods of snow. Low -3. High of 1.
Saturday: Sunny. Low -15. High -11.
Today: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 6.
Tonight: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 14.
Wednesday: Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 2.
Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 6. High plus 1.
Friday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Windy. Low minus 4. High zero.
Saturday: Sunny. Windy. Low minus 13. High minus 4.
I am not writting more cause I just got a fever and I don't feel so good... and just when it starts to get snowy and cold *sigh*.
Snow cover is much more seasonal now:
Canadian Weather Blog #12
Hey guys, I haven't updated this blog in about 3 weeks because of the holidays and all but now I am back...
That was quite a blizzard yesterday in the prairies and it caused at least 3 unfortunate deaths:
In Saskatchewan, two people were found frozen to death on the side of the road north of Lloydminster after they left their stranded vehicle. A 32-year-old woman was killed after four vehicles collided in icy conditions on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge, B.C. Emergency crews rescued 45 people after they were trapped in the blizzard in northern B.C. in the dawson creek area. Some people waited 16 hours in the bitter cold to be rescued, but the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) said late Wednesday that everyone was safe. Snow also fell in Vancouver and Victoria and the weight of the wet-snow caused trees to fall on power lines causing power outages to more than 17,000 homes and businesses. In the wake of the storm, bitterly cold air and Windchill warnings are widespread across the prairies. All thanks to an arctic ridge of High Pressure settled in which is allowing very cold air to invade.
Temperatures as of 11AM:
Edmonton: -26C, -36C Windchill
Calgary: -21C, -29C Windchill
Lloydminster: -30C, -41C Windchill
Medicine Hat: -26C
As of 12PM:
Regina: -28C, -43C Windchill
----'This is Mother Nature reaping revenge on all of us who asked, "Where did the winter go?'
----'I've never seen a storm like this,' woman near North Battleford says as high winds and heavy snow wreak havoc
----Worst blizzard in years blasts Saskatchewan
More on these articles:
East may get interesting come early next week:
After the unbelievable warmth we have experienced some might say that winter will return with a vengeance. That is probably true. Toronto, for example as been above normal every single day for at least the past month as shown in figure 1. A warm front is bringing light snow to regions of southern Quebec. The associated cold front is advancing and a storm will develop on it in colorado because of the contrast in temperatures. The low is expected to climb up the appalachians and head north-eastward. This could mean significant snow or ice for southern Ontario and southern Quebec depending on where the storm willgo. Obviously if it tracks farther north we will have freezing rain but if it tracks farther south then there is a chance for the first widespread snowstorm for this part of the region... I will update again tomorrow with more information on this develloping scenario.
Figure 1 (shows the temperature according to normal for Toronto, Ontario for the past 30 days).
Figure 2 (North American surface map).
Updated: 11:55 PM GMT on January 11, 2007
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