Sunday, July 12, 2015

More western rain coming...

Lots of fires burning in western Canada and Alaska:
 
The rain over the last couple days has had some effect on the fire danger:
 
There is more rain over next week for the affected regions so hopefully more fire containment can occur.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

BC/Alberta/Praire fire relief

GFS (and Euro) calling for significant rain in the prairie provinces over the next week or so.  That should help fire fighting efforts.

Yes, its been a while

Life has been busy, and weather hasn't been all that exiting..
But winter is coming...:)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Frost Advisory for tonight..

Env. Can. Advisory:

2:01 PM EDT Friday 22 May 2015
Frost Advisory in effect for:
  • Ottawa North - Kanata - OrlĂ©ans
  • Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe
Frost may destroy fruit crops, vegetables, and other plants.

Wide spread frost is expected. Under clear skies and calm winds, ground temperatures overnight and early Saturday morning are expected to be at or a few degrees below freezing. The exception is for areas very close to the Great Lakes where temperatures will remain a couple of degrees above freezing.
Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Weather Advisories for Frost are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Map courtesy of Accuweather.  I think Southern Ontario will be hit harder than implied by this map, eg Guelph and area will be hitting neg values.



Texas drought

Extreme drought erased in Texas as rainfall reaches many time normal.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A look ahead

Remaining mild and spring like for the next week or so.  Monday/Tuesday look to be quite wet.  Later next week will have a cooling trend with below normal temps likely.. But not snow.  I think there no more snow this spring...unlike the US front range.  Ouch. (map courtesy of Weather Bell)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quick post again...

Am I getting out of Dodge just in time?
Maybe.  Total snow over the next 10 days about a foot, according to the ECMWF.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A quick look ahead.

Snow tonight, 2-4cms looking like.
Warmup to rain on Thursday.
Back and forth pattern for the next while but generally cooler than normal.
HOWEVER, it is looking like mid-April for the flip to real spring.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking forward...

The next couple days will see us get the coldest air on the planet, relative to normals. It will be about 11 degrees C below normal but will moderate as the week progresses.
Thursday will see a small system coming that will be milder than today, giving more precip of the liquid kind than frozen.   Likely another cold shot next weekend.
Longer term, unfortunately the mean temperatures will continue to be colder than normal, likely until at least mid April, interspersed by warm day teases.
The next two weeks according to GFS Ensembles, maps courtesy of WeatherBell.

Week 1

Week 2