Yesterday was a somewhat chilly day with the high only at about 8C.There were a few snowflakes in the air in the morning but the afternoon was generally clear.The evening saw temps drop to below freezing.
This morning it is the coldest it’s been for quite awhile and there is a heavy frost.We are expecting some precip today in either the form of showers or flurries.The cold weather will be with us over the weekend with a slight warm up possible early next week.
The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 6C / Min -1C)
Increasing cloudiness. Flurries or rain showers beginning near noon changing to periods of rain this afternoon. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon then increasing to 40 gusting to 60. High 6.
Periods of rain ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low minus 3.
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 6. High zero.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
20 November 1900:1900: In praise of chinook winds: Without [them] ..., we could [not claim to be] a stock raising and grazing district without a peer in Northwestern America. ... our herds know not what a stable is [for] their home is the ... prairie ... The ... winds evaporate the snows ..., so [they] graze in mid-winter as in mid-summer. Last week, a Chinook came after ... 11 days [of frost]-a moderating 27° in 1 hour. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010
- The Moon will be full at 11:27 a.m. CST tomorrow. It lines up opposite the Sun as seen from Earth, so sunlight illuminates the entire lunar disk. November's full Moon is known as the Snow Moon or Frost Moon.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.