Yesterday was quite messy here with snow beginning in the morning and continuing into the early afternoon when it then changed to rain.Snowfall amounts were less than 5cms and the rain washed most of it away.High temps were near +9C.
Temps began to drop in the early evening and were below freezing by 9PM.The re were a few light flurries through the late evening and overnight with no measurable accumulations.Winds were quite brisk and still are this morning.
Temps will be below freezing for the next few days with some extremely cold weather expected early next week.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max -1C / Min -10C)
Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Clearing near noon. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 4.
Clear. Becoming cloudy periods near midnight. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low minus 11.
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 early in the evening. High minus 6.
Sunny. Low minus 15. High minus 11.
The marine forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind westerly 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 this morning and
to 20 early this afternoon. Wind backing to west 10 to 15 late this
afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to
northeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning then backing to north 25 Sunday
afternoon. A few flurries ending early this afternoon. Chance of
flurries Sunday. Freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing
spray beginning Sunday afternoon. Temperatures near minus 4.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
22 January 2008: A group of convicted teenage car thieves from Winnipeg, MB, were walking to a court-ordered counselling program in bone-chilling -40°C temperatures. So what did they do? They stole a car to get there. A detective in the city's car-theft unit said 3 of the 4 teens were "level four" offenders-the highest designation for chronic car thieves. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
No sightings until Jan 23.
The planet Venus and the star Antares team up in the eastern sky at first light. Venus is the brilliant "morning star," with orange-tinted Antares to its right or lower right.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.