(Temps are in °C)
Current conditions (7:45AM):
Air Temp: -5.9
Relative Humidity: 61%
Min / max over the past 24 hours, as recorded on my station:
Yesterday was perfect weather for Christmas Day with above freezing
temps,lots of sunshine and calm winds.Temps dropped to a few degrees below
freezing in the evening and some clouds began to move in.We're only
expecting a few flurries today but tomorrow will be quite stormy with
rain,snow and high winds.
Today's Forecast: Wind warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Becoming a
mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h. High zero.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight. Wind becoming east
20 km/h gusting to 40 overnight. Low zero.
Thursday..Cloudy. Snow mixed with ice pellets beginning in the
morning then changing to rain late in the afternoon. Rain along
parts of the coast late in the morning and in the afternoon. Local
snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm except rainfall amount 20 mm along
parts of the coast. Local blowing snow inland in the afternoon and
evening. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to
80 except gusting to 100 along parts of the coast in the afternoon
and evening. High plus 5 except plus 1 inland.
Marine Forecast: Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northeast 10 to 15 early
this afternoon then to east 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing
to east 20 to 25 overnight and to east 25 to 35 Thursday morning.
Wind increasing to east 40 to 45 Thursday afternoon. Chance of
flurries early this morning. Rain beginning Thursday morning.
Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
Today's weather trivia: 26 December
2008: Boxing Day snowfall caused more chaos on Vancouver roads, with many
buses rerouted, delayed, cancelled, or stuck in wet snow. Air Canada used as
much aircraft de-icing fluid as it would normally use in half a winter.
There were several reports of store awnings collapsing under the weight of
heavy snow. The city spent its entire year's snow removal budget in 2 weeks.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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