(Temps are in °C)
Current conditions (6:15AM):
Wind: Brisk easterly
Min / max over the past 24 hours, as recorded on my station:
Yesterday was a generally seasonal day with temps rising to above freezing where they remained though the evening and overnight here on the coast.There were,however, reports of icy road conditions inland last evening.Winds also increased in the evening and are quite brisk this morning.There is also a fair amount of rain on the way for us today.
Today's Forecast: Rainfall warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning and
early this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning this afternoon.
Amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 80. High 6.
Tonight..Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 80.
Low plus 4.
Wednesday..Rain except snow inland in the evening. Rainfall amount 10
to 20 mm except snowfall amount 5 cm inland. Wind northeast 40 km/h
gusting to 70. Temperature falling to plus 2 in the afternoon.
Marine Forecast: Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 25 knots increasing to east 35 near noon and to east 40
near midnight. Chance of showers beginning early this morning
changing to rain near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
Today's weather trivia: 18 December
2006: In Eastern Canada, Christmas shoppers went golfing as temperatures hit
double digits, 4 to 5° above seasonal norms. Birds, plants, frogs, and many
animals (some emerging from hibernation) thought it was spring. Golf clubs
outsold skis and snowboards; by 10:00 AM, golf courses were full. Cities
began summer operations. Christmas shoppers in shirtsleeves filled the
streets of Montreal, QC.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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