Yesterday we saw temps near +4C with periods of sunshine and calm winds.The evening was partly clear and cooler with temps near 0C.Overnight temps were a few degrees below freezing.
A few flurries are expected today with some steady snowfall possible tonight.As per usual for us this year,a change to rain is expected tomorrow morning.
Much colder air will be moving in to start the week and we will have below freezing temps for a couple of days,A big upswing is expected for mid week with temps well above seasonal normals.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 0C / Min -10C)
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High minus 1.
Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this evening except rain along the coast. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 4 with temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.
Periods of snow ending in the morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries. Rain along the coast early in the morning. Snowfall amount 2 cm except rainfall amount 5 mm along the coast. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 in the morning. Temperature steady near zero.
Sunny. Low minus 10. High minus 6.
The marine forecast:
Wind northwesterly 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 15 this
evening then increasing to 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind veering to
northwesterly 25 Sunday evening. Chance of flurries or showers
today. A few showers and a few flurries overnight and Sunday
morning. Chance of flurries or showers beginning Sunday afternoon.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
15 January 1894: Two men travelled on horseback to Old Wives Lake, SK, to fetch firewood. On their return, they encountered a nasty storm. Unable to proceed, they unhitched the horses, turning one team loose. They mounted the remaining horses and tried to make it to the ranch, but got lost. One man, experiencing his first Canadian winter, suffered badly frozen feet and was in bed for a week. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
No sightings until Jan 23.
Hydra, the water snake, wriggles into the evening sky this month. Its brightest star, Alphard, climbs into view in the east-southeast by 8:30 or 9 p.m. It's not especially bright, but it is in a relatively barren region of the sky.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be moderate.