Yesterday was a nice day here with temps reaching a few degrees above freezing.The sunshine and milder temps helped to melt a bit of the snow that we had on Wednesday.The evening was partly clear with temps dropping to a few degrees below freezing.
Temps are expected to rebound today and will be a few degrees above freezing.Some precip is on the way for tonight and into Sunday.Rain is expected here along the coast and temps will be above freezing until Monday night.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max -1C / Min -10C)
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late this morning. High plus 3.
Cloudy. Snow mixed with rain beginning late this evening changing to rain after midnight. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind becoming east 30 km/h after midnight. Low plus 1.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 70 near noon then diminishing to 20 early in the evening. High plus 3 with temperature falling to zero in the afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High plus 1.
The marine forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 early this
morning then increasing to 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind backing to
southeasterly 20 late this evening then increasing to 25 to 30
overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Sunday morning then
veering to northwest 35 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to
northwest 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon. Rain beginning this evening and
ending Sunday afternoon. Fog patches forming late this evening and
dissipating near noon Sunday.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
5 February 2009: A man crashed his pick-up into a tree near Fort McMurray, AB. Fearing police questions about prior convictions he fled into the wilderness. The temperature was -20°C and he had no coat. He started text messaging friends in a nearby work camp to come and get him. Police search dogs tried tracking him, and a helicopter scoured the area. He was found frozen to death 16 hours after the crash. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Time: 06:41 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 48° Approach: 15° above NW Departure: 35° above ENE
The Orion Nebula, a cloud of interstellar gas and dust that has given birth to hundreds of stars, is visible as a faint smudge of light in the constellation Orion, which is in the southeast as darkness falls and swings westward during the night.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.