(Temps are in °C)
Current conditions (6:30AM):
Air Temp: +6.4
Wind: light SW
Relative Humidity: 95%
Min / max over the past 24 hours, as recorded on my station:
Yesterday was quite stormy with lots of rain and high winds.Temps remained
above freezing through the day here along the coast but inland areas were
cooler and they received most of the precip in snow form.The storm died out
in the mid evening and temps remained above freezing overnight.It is very
mild this morning and will stay this way for the day.Back to normal
conditions tomorrow but a very good chance of a snow storm on Sunday.Time
Today's Forecast: Today..A few showers ending late this afternoon then
of drizzle early this morning. Fog patches dissipating near noon.
Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this afternoon.
Temperature falling to plus 4 this afternoon.
Tonight..Mainly cloudy. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
light before morning. Low minus 3.
Saturday..A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the evening.
Wind west 20 km/h becoming light early in the afternoon. High zero.
Marine Forecast: Wind south 15 knots veering to southwest 20 early this
diminishing to southwest 15 late this morning. Wind increasing to
west 25 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to west 20
Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon. A
few showers ending this evening. Fog patches dissipating early this
morning. Temperatures plus 8 falling to zero Saturday morning.
Today's weather trivia: 28 December
1905: An ominous, overcast sky, freezing temperatures, howling 100 km/hr
winds, and 9-m waves battered Vancouver Island's west coast. The Pass of
Melfort was driven onto the rocks and then sank in 70 m of water. Her 36-man
crew perished, only 2 bodies ever found. The tragedy caused the Amphitrite
Point lighthouse to be built the next year. It lasted just 8 years, until a
storm swept it away.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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