(Temps are in °C)
Current conditions (6:00AM):
Sky: Overcast w/ rain at times heavy
Relative Humidity: 94%
Min / max over the past 24 hours, as recorded on my station:
Yesterday was very wet and windy.Temps have been holding near +5C for the
past 24 hours and there is lots more rain on the way for us here on the
coast.Inland areas are expecting some snow.It will be a few more days until
this stormy weather moves out and precip,in one form or another,is expected
until next week.
Today's Forecast: Rainfall warning in effect.
Today..Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 70.
Temperature falling to plus 3 this afternoon.
Tonight..Rain changing to snow early this evening and ending
overnight then cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain
showers. Snowfall amount 5 cm except rainfall amount 2 mm along
parts of the coast. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low zero.
Thursday..Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in
the morning. Clearing in the evening. Wind north 20 km/h becoming
light near noon. High plus 3.
Marine Forecast: Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 25 to 35 knots backing to northeast 40 early this evening
then diminishing to northeast 30 overnight. Wind diminishing to
northeast 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon and to light Thursday evening.
Periods of rain ending Thursday evening. Risk of thunderstorms early
Today's weather trivia: 19 December
1955: Residents in parts of Newfoundland-Labrador were shocked to see
pansies growing a few days before Christmas. Instead of trimming holly,
gardeners in Bay Roberts were picking colourful yellow and purple pansies.
Daily News editors challenged those who claimed that winters were not
getting milder by explaining flowers at this odd time of the year.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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