(Temps are in °C)
Current conditions (6:55AM):
Conditions: overcast w/ rain
Wind: light SE
Relative Humidity: 96%
Min / max over the past 24 hours, as recorded on my station:
Yesterday was mild with a few scattered showers.The rain turned more steady
in the late evening and there were some heavy downpours.Temps were well
above freezing overnight and will remain there today with little change
Today's Forecast: Today..Mainly cloudy. A few showers beginning this
5 mm. Wind south 20 km/h. Temperature falling to plus 5 this
Tonight..A few rain showers ending after midnight then mainly cloudy
with 60 percent chance of rain showers overnight then 60 percent
chance of flurries before morning. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind
west 30 km/h. Low plus 1.
Sunday..Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning
and early in the afternoon. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60.
Temperature falling to minus 2 in the afternoon.
Marine Forecast: Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 40 to 45 knots diminishing to south 10 to 15 early
this morning then veering to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening.
Wind veering to west 20 to 25 Sunday morning then increasing to west
30 to 35 near noon Sunday. Rain at times heavy changing to showers
early this morning then to a few flurries near noon Sunday. Fog
patches dissipating Sunday morning.
Today's weather trivia: 22 December
2005: A rare winter lightning strike in Victoria, BC, left about 1,800
customers in Saanich without power and more than 12 intersections without
operating traffic lights. Lightning occurs in Victoria about 3 times a year.
Earlier, high winds caught a Cessna 185 float plane's wing while landing
near Galiano Island. The plane flipped, but luckily the 2 men on board
exited without serious injury.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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