Friday, March 2, 2012

Free falling...and windy

And yet, not far enough.  It will get colder than this...

Latest temp forecast from EC:
Saturday: High plus 3 with temperature falling to zero in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Low minus 11.
Sunday: High minus 7.
Monday: Low minus 14. High minus 6.

Wind warning associated with the cold front/flashfreeze:

Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans

3:17 PM EST Friday 02 March 2012
Wind warning for
Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans issued
Very strong southwest winds tonight through Saturday in the wake of a cold front.

A cold front associated with a developing storm system is forecast to move from west to east across Southern Ontario tonight through Saturday morning. Very strong southwest winds of 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are likely in the wake of this front. Even stronger winds are possible in exposed areas along the shores of the Great Lakes, where sustained winds could reach 70 km/h and gusts may exceed 100 km/h.

Over Southwestern Ontario this evening, the strong winds could be ushered in by thunderstorm activity which may develop along or just in advance of the cold front.

The strong winds are forecast to persist through most of Saturday then moderate somewhat by Saturday evening.

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